Blanche Moyse Chorale gives its final performance on April 28

BRATTLEBORO-Sunday, April 28, marks the final performance by the Blanche Moyse Chorale.

The 4 p.m. concert at the Brattleboro Music Center will include two works by J. S. Bach: the motet "Jesu, meine Freude" and Cantata BWV 23 ("Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn"), as well as "Musikalische Exequien" by Heinrich Schütz. The Chorale will be led by conductor Mark Nelson.

This will be the last performance of this group of singers as the Blanche Moyse Chorale, and it will serve as an important moment to honor the ensemble's more than 45 years of performances. "For many, singing in the Blanche Moyse Chorale, or attending their beautiful concerts, stand out as beloved life memories," say organizers.

The Chorale will be accompanied by an ensemble including: Kathy Andrew, Colleen Jennings, Sarah Briggs, Michelle Liechti, violins; Greg Diehl, Stephanie Railsback, violas; Judith Serkin, cello; Paul Horak, bass; Aaron Lakota, Chris Rua, oboe; and Greg Hayes, organ.

The afternoon will conclude with a reception, where both past and present Chorale members will have the opportunity to share memories and to remember voices from the past. There will be a slide show and perhaps even some singing.

The BMC is collecting photographs for the slide show. Those who have some to share are invited to send them to the BMC at [email protected].

Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door), $10 for youths, and free for under 12. Purchase at, 802-257-4523, or [email protected].

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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