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A Double Bill Sept. 8 with Night Tree & Dunham Shoe Factory

The BMC presents a double bill Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7pm featuring the roots-based music group Night Tree and the contemporary acoustic ensemble Dunham Shoe Factory.

Night Tree is made up of six  diverse musicians  who came  together  unexpectedly within  the  walls  of  Boston’s  New  England  Conservatory. The  sextet  attracts  dramatic  attention  not  only  for  its  abnormal  instrumentation  of  two  fiddles,  cello,  accordion,  saxophone, percussion,  voice,  and  the  occasional  viola  and  mandolin,  but  for  its  collective representation  and  incorporation  of  traditions  from  Irish,  Classical,  Swedish,  Jazz, Klezmer,  and  Afro-Cuban  music.

Local ensemble Dunham Shoe Factory is a collaboration between Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach and Dave Haughey playing original compositions and influenced by world traditions. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion and cello,  their music draws from an array of styles including Egyptian, Jazz, Brazilian, Turkish, Classical and Indian music.

Harvey is New Concert Choir Director
Jonathan Harvey, an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Fitchburg (MA) State University, has been named music director of the Brattleboro Concert Choir. In addition to his work with the Choir, he is Music Director of the Sem Creative Arts Festival in Kingston, PA.

He has previously held music director positions with universities, community music organizations, and churches in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Indiana, and is a sought-after clinician and adjudicator. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, College Music Society, and Chorus America, and is the Collegiate Chair for the Massachusetts chapter of ACDA.

“We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Harvey as the next Music Director of the Brattleboro Concert Choir beginning with the 2018-19 Season,” says BMC Managing Director Mary Greene. “He is a fine musician, an expressive and engaging conductor and a dedicated teacher.”

Wanted: ‘Rabble’ Chorus Members Willing to Sing, Shout and Carry On

The Windham Orchestra is looking for more than a few adventurous souls to join its ‘rabble’ chorus. Puccini’s “Turandot” includes a large group of singers tackling such roles as a bloodthirsty mob shouting for a beheading, to name one example. Given the opera’s size and scope, Windham Orchestra Musical Director Hugh Keelan is encouraging singers of any and all talent to join what he calls “the rabble chorus.”

“This opera is one of the great spectacle operas,” Keelan explains. “The chorus will be asked to take on a role that is relatively simple to sing, but extremely enjoyable to perform, and it adds to the volume and the bigness of the production.” Email tundiproductions@gmail.com to learn more about rehearsals and the production itself.

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  • 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 June, 2018:
    Ella Aquadro, Adam Bergeron, Chris Bowen, Stephen Broll, Deb Bunker, Tim Callahan, Sandy Campbell, Star Christie, Brian Cohen, Dvora Cohen, Walter Cramer, Judy Fink, David & Joy Fleming, Rob Freeberg, Peter Gibbons, Harlin Glovacki, Chris Goding, Riley Goodemote, Bill & Lerna Gottesman, Rebecca Greene-Cramer, Tom Green, Don Hayes, Lynn & Georges Herzog, Karen Horton, Steven John, Deedee Jones, Frank Klucken, Nicolas Liechti, Meg Lyons, Joe Madison, Michael Mayer, Kris McDermet, Cabot Miller, Emily Miller, Sarah Miller, Kristen Outwater, Laura Polant, Michael Riley, Dana Ruppert & Nate, Alison Schoales, Bill Shontz, Heather Sommerlad, Terry Sylvester, Takako Uedo and Andrea Watkins.
    Thank you to all Windham Orchestra members who participated in the “POPS for Pops” music fair, for their contributions of food and music!

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