What’s on the program these days? We knew you’d ask!

Brattleboro Concert Choir Plans Outdoor Community Sing August 8
The Brattleboro Concert Choir is planning an Outdoor Community Sing Sunday, August 8, at the BMC. The 4 p.m. event is free and open to all, although registration required. Use this link to register.

The Concert Choir was in the midst of preparations for a performance of J.S. Bach’s motet “Jesu, meine Freude” when in-person activities were shut down due to the pandemic. The August Community Sing will allow the Concert Choir to gather with the wider community to sing the piece together, 17 months later.

All registered singers will receive sheet music and practice resources via email upon registration. The event will take place under a tent, and participants are encouraged to bring their own picnic dinner, since after singing, all will celebrate with a communal meal.

Popular Music Under the Stars Series Continues August 14 with the Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy – And It’s FREE!
The Brattleboro Music Center and Retreat Farm continues their “Music Under the Stars” summer concert series on Saturday, August 14, with a performance by Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy.

The concert will be held at Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Square, and admission is free. Gates open 5:30 p.m.; the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to bring lawn chairs and a picnic, and to enjoy food truck fare, maple creemees, and craft beers at The Thirsty Goat bar. Come early if you plan to get food from the food trucks (Dosa Kitchen or Jamaican Jewelz).

The Music Under the Stars series concludes Saturday, August 21 with the Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra. Don’t miss it!

Brattleboro Camerata Workshop for Interested Singers Set for Aug. 28
The Brattleboro Camerata, a new vocal ensemble at the Brattleboro Music Center, has scheduled a workshop for interested singers Saturday, Aug. 28. The session will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. outdoors under tents at the BMC, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro. The morning and afternoon sessions will be divided by a BYO picnic lunch together.

The Brattleboro Camerata is a chamber choir consisting of 12 to 16 singers, specializing in both Renaissance-era and Renaissance-inspired music. The choir will explore beloved classics and under-performed gems through innovative and energetic programming and performance. The group will perform twice a year, in winter and spring; the Camerata’s fall/winter repertoire this year will include seasonal works by Josquin, Palestrina, Morales, Lusitano, and more.

Auditions for the group will be held Saturday, September 11 with regular rehearsals Monday evenings beginning October 4.

Don’t Miss Out on Free Music Together Classes!
The BMC is hosting four free Music Together® classes led by Nancy Bell. The Music Together program is an early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age eight—and the grownups who love them! First offered in 1987, these music classes help little ones develop their innate musicality—and much more. Note that our 2021 summer classes are for birth to age 4. Classes will be held from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. July 28 and August 4 and 11. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Through play, children acquire new skills, learn self-regulation, build connections with their world, and more. Want to know more about how music-play supports your child’s development? Come to these free, interactive demos and get ready to stamp, hoot, laugh, and wiggle your way into music!
To register for one or more sessions, call the BMC at 802-257-4523 or email info@bmcvt.org.


Summer Camp Teaches Participants to Make and Play Their Own Harp
“Hands on Harp” is a new intergenerational camp that will allow you to build your very own “clàsarch” (small harp) and learn to play it! This camp is open to participants ages 8 to, well, any age. Younger campers (ages 8-13) should be accompanied by a guardian (two people, one harp, one fee). Check out this video to see and hear one of these harps, and click here for more information about this offering.

We’re making music – join us!
Interested in lessons?  Give us a call!  Summer is an excellent time to explore first time lessons, try a new instrument, or extend your regular routine!

Please be in touch. We are happy to answer questions and talk about options.  We look forward to “seeing” you soon!

BMC Bravo SocietyThe Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help in recent months:
Becky Andrews, Jay Bailey, Tanya Balsley, Karen Becker, Nancy Bell, Mara Berkley, Lisa Bloch, Crager Boardman, Bob Bonneau, Michael Boylen, Jonas Breen, Laura Bryant-Williams, Deb Bunker, Tim Callahan, Rachel Clemente, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Robin Davis, Corey DiMario, Sandra Feusi, Judy Fink, Elizabeth Fisher, Robin Flatley, Donna Francis, Rob Freeberg, Virginia Goodman, Lerna Gottesman, Bill Gottesman, Gary Graff, Lisa Harris, Freddie Hart, Jennelle Harvey, Shelli Harvey, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Jenny Holan, Kate John, Steven John, Jim Johnson, Alyssa Kerr, Bruce Landenberger, Latchis Theatre, Dot MacDonald, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Raquel Moreno, Jill Newton, Kristin Outwater, Ellen Peters, Deb Pierotti, Jon Potter, Sabine Rhyne, Antje Ruppert, Alison Schantz, Sarah May Schultz, Ray Sebold, Liz Simmons, Dalit Sivan, Paul Eric Smith, Alan Stockwell, Travis Stout, Maggie Sullivan, Melissa Trainor, Leslie Turpin, Daniel Valerio, Betsy Williams, Pete Wilson, Amanda Witman, Ellery Witman, Avery Witman, David Woodberry, and Yellow Barn


The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523