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Singers Invited to Brattleboro Concert Choir Open Rehearsal September 4
Interested in learning what the Brattleboro Concert Choir is all about, commitment-free?

Individuals are invited to sing with the group Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Brattleboro Music Center. Also at the rehearsal the choir will be introducing its fall concert music, including works by Arvo Pärt and Ola Gjeilo.

The Brattleboro Concert Choir — open to all singers, of every voice part and gender, by audition – is the BMC’s oldest performing ensemble. It performs an exciting and challenging repertoire, ranging from classic choral masterpieces to rarely heard and newly commissioned works. The Choir’s far-ranging and adventurous programming involves innovative collaborations and presentations, and presents dynamic concerts to packed audiences twice yearly. Under the direction of Music Director Jonathan Harvey, the Choir is committed to a high level of musical excellence and emotional connection.

Juno Orchestra Opens its 2019-20 Season with “Family Connections” Sept. 7 & 8
Juno Orchestra, Vermont’s newest professional chamber orchestra and in residence at the BMC, presents “Family Connections,” Saturday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 8, at 4 p.m. at the BMC.
Juno is excited indeed to feature cellist Jacob Charkey in the premiere of Music for Cello and Strings by Brattleboro-based composer (and father) Stan Charkey.

Also on the program: Sinfonia from Cantata 174 by J.S. Bach; Divertimento in F Major, K. 138 by W.A. Mozart; Serenade for Strings, Op. 2 by Edward Elgar; and Symphony No. 46 in B Major by Franz Joseph Hay.

The Juno Orchestra Project is a five- to seven-year musical exploration that engages top-flight area musicians and curious audiences. The project creates space and time for an expert chamber orchestra to explore and present compelling known and perhaps unknown works for small orchestra. It features as soloists musicians who received their early training in this area, it commissions or reveals newly composed work, and it adds to the expressive and economic vibrancy of this region.

FALL 2019: Register TODAY for Lessons, Ensembles and Much More!
Learning music can enhance your life at any age. Whether you played years ago or you’re starting from scratch, music can give you a true sense of accomplishment, so consider joining us this fall.

  • * Individual and shared lessons, 20 minutes and up, are offered at all levels for all ages
  • * Band and orchestral instruments (brass, reeds, winds, strings, percussion), voice, banjo, mandolin, lute, acoustic and classical guitar, and more
  • * Ensemble and group activities

With over 400 students, 30 dedicated and talented faculty members, and music instruction in 15 instruments and voice, the Music School continues to be at the heart of music in our community. We invite you to learn more about the Music School’s LESSONS, CLASSES, and ENSEMBLES, including our student orchestras.

PS — We believe music should be accessible to all who seek it and toward that goal the BMC awards more than $25,000 annually in financial aid and offers lessons for those with disabilities.

Classes and lessons begin the week of September 9th, so contact us today at 802-257-4523 or stop by the BMC in person!

 


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Funded in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts

  • 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 from November 2018 through April 2019:
    Carol Barber, Orion Barber, Rick Barron, Gussie Bartlett, Karen Becker, Mara Berkley, Robert Bonneau, Crager Boardman, Tim Callahan, Terry Carter, Walter Cramer, Charles Crowther, Maisie Crowther, Becky Eisenhandler, Judy Fink, Roberta Flatley, Rob Freeberg, Caleb Fritz, Clara Fritz, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Don Grybko, Sophie Hannah, Freddie Hart, Kimi Hasegawa, Francis Hebert, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Claudia Jacobs, Jonah Johnson, Stephen Lloyd, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Cecil Maxfield, Steve Minken, Keith Murphy, Ralph Palmer, Guy Payne, Ellen Peters, Virginia Pick, Jon Potter, Jaki Reis, Camille Robertson, Laura Robertson, Monique Shurman, Paul Eric Smith, Becky Tracy, Melissa Trainor, Riis Whitworth, Betsy Willams, Laura Bryant Williams, Pete Wilson and Lani Wright. Also included…the BMC Flute Choir (Robin Matathias: Conductor, Ellen Chornoboy, Jane Olmstead, Amanda Paradis, Shelley Sparks, Caitlin Sullivan, and Lynn Valente) and Gowan Brae (Bruce Frank, Karen Frank Bob Naess, Antje Ruppert, and Alison Schantz)

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523

info@bmcvt.org

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