What’s new at the BMC?
The Brattleboro Concert Choir is looking forward to its 29th year, which will feature an inspiring and challenging repertoire, ranging from classic choral masterpieces to innovative contemporary works. Under the acclaimed direction of Susan Dedell, who has announced her retirement after this season, the Brattleboro Concert Choir this January will introduce the astonishing Requiem of Karl Jenkins, a contemporary composer who has won acclaim for his ground-breaking cross-cultural compositions.
Singers wanted: interested new singers, or those wishing to rejoin after a hiatus of more than two years, are encouraged to contact Susan Dedel through the BMC. Call 802-257-4523 or email email@example.com
Juno Orchestra Debuts in First-Ever Public Concert at BMC Concert Hall
Saturday, Sept. 30, will be a night of firsts, with a performance by the new Juno Orchestra in the first public concert at the BMC’s concert hall, at its new location. Featured will be soloist Natalya Rose Vrbsky.
Juno Orchestra is a newly-established chamber orchestra made up of professional musicians from the area around Brattleboro, including musicians from Vermont, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts.
The performance is set for 7:30 pm at 72 Blanche Moyse Way (across from Living Memorial Park).
BMC Madrigal Singers to Debut
A madrigal singers group under the direction of Doug Frank is being formed this fall.
Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept.16, at 1 pm for singers interested in joining an adult 12-voice a cappella vocal ensemble that will perform mostly madrigals and part songs written primarily during the Renaissance.
Call the BMC at 802-257-4523 for more information and to schedule an audition.
This Week’s Concert Spotlight
Next Stage, the Monadnock Folklore Society, and the Brattleboro Music Center present Keith Murphy as Dudley Laufman (shown here) in the world premiere of “The Dancingmaster of Canterbury.” This musical theater portrait by Lawrence Siegel — a BMC trustee – will appeal to fans of traditional music and dance, as well as those familiar with musical theater and classical music.
Performances are set for Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. at the Peterborough (NH) Town Hall and Sunday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at Next Stage, in Putney, VT. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com for $20; the cost is $24 at the door.
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