What’s New at the BMC?
Join Us for the Annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival Jan. 25-26
The popular Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival returns Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26, 2020, with music, dance and celebration. Use this link to access our complete schedule!
Now a cornerstone of the traditional music calendar in New England, the Northern Roots Festival, directed by Keith Murphy, continues to offer a unique showcase of a variety of northern musical traditions including Irish, Scottish, English and French Canadian. The festival musters the considerable local talent in the Brattleboro area as well as a select roster of regional guests.The Festival begins Saturday at noon with a full slate of daytime participation and performance activities at the Brattleboro Music Center, including workshops, panels, mini-concerts, a dance band class, and more. Also offered is a special “family track,” which includes a concert and a dance for all ages.
Sunday, Jan. 26, a series of boisterous participatory sessions — pub singing, French Canadian and Irish tune jamming, and more! – will take place at Brattleboro’s local pub, McNeill’s Brewery.
Blanche Moyse Chorale Now Offering Auditions to Experienced Singers
The Blanche Moyse Chorale is looking for experienced choral singers to fill recent vacancies in all vocal sections. The Chorale is now preparing for its spring project: performances of Brahms’s Requiem on April 5 and April 7. Weekly rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings at the BMC.
The Chorale, founded in 1978, is a chamber chorus of about 30 voices. Although based in the Brattleboro area, the Chorale includes singers from the wider tri-state region and beyond. Under the direction of Mary Westbrook-Geha since 2007, the Chorale has performed works by Handel, Copland, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, Britten, Palestrina, Schütz, Schein, Barber, Ives, Pärt, Pepping, Schumann, Brahms, and especially J.S. Bach.
Auditions for the Brahms Requiem will be scheduled on an individual basis, beginning as soon as possible. For further information, interested singers should contact Chorale representative Calvin Farwell at 802-257-0496 or email@example.com.