Mary Westbrook-Geha, Director
The Chorale was founded in 1978 by Blanche Moyse as a chamber choir which focused primarily on the Church Cantatas and other choral works of J.S. Bach, and was showcased in the annual New England Bach Festival, as well as in other concert settings.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mary Westbrook-Geha, the Chorale moves forward with the skills, passion, and musicality inspired by Mme. Moyse. Expanding on its beloved Bach background, the Chorale now explores an ever-widening range of repertoire with a fresh commitment to the highest level of choral excellence, precision and beauty of tone.
The Chorale is made up of approximately thirty singers chosen by audition. Weekly rehearsals are held in Putney, VT on Sunday evenings. Please contact the BMC if you would like further information.
The Blanche Moyse Chorale, an affiliate of the Brattleboro Music Center, is now holding auditions for several new members of its tenor and bass sections. Potential auditioners should be experienced in choral singing, capable of learning music independently, and not intimidated by foreign languages.
The Chorale, founded in 1978, is a chamber chorus of about thirty voices, who strive to attain the high level of musical artistry exemplified by its original director, Blanche Moyse. Although based in the Brattleboro, VT, area, the Chorale includes singers from the wider tri-state region and beyond. Weekly rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings at the Putney School, in Putney, VT.
In recent years, under the direction of Mary Westbrook-Geha, the Chorale has performed works by Handel, Copland, Mendelssohn, Britten, Palestrina, Schütz, Brahms, and especially J.S. Bach. Its most recent performances have been J. S. Bach’s Mass in B-minor and Christmas Oratorio. The Chorale’s plans for 2014 include a mid-April production of sacred works by Schütz and Mendelssohn, followed by a Columbus Day weekend performance of J. S. Bach’s St. John Passion. Rehearsals for the 2014 season will resume on Sunday, January 5.