Brattleboro Camerata

The Brattleboro Camerata is a new vocal ensemble, a chamber choir consisting of 12 to 16 singers, specializing in both Renaissance-era and Renaissance-inspired music.

In collaboration with Music Director Jonathan Harvey, the Brattleboro Camerata will explore both beloved classics and under-performed gems through innovative and energetic programming and performance.

A free early music workshop for interested singers will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the BMC. It’s designed to be a fun way for folks who are potentially interested in Camerata to gather, explore Renaissance style, and make music together. To register, contact info@bmcvt.org.
Auditions for the Camerata will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the BMC. BIPOC singers, and singers of all gender identities, are especially invited to join for this, our inaugural season. Our repertoire for the 2021-22 season will include sacred and secular works by Josquin des Prez, Orlando di Lasso, Cristobal de Morales, Vittoria Aleotti, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Vicente Lusitano, Maddalena Casulana, Juan del Encina, and more! To schedule an audition appointment, contact info@bmcvt.org.

Music Director Jonathan Harvey
Dr. Jonathan Harvey has been Music Director of the Brattleboro Concert Choir since 2018. In addition to his work with the BCC, he is also Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Fitchburg State University, and Music Director of the newly-formed Brattleboro Camerata.

Jonathan’s commissioning projects, composer collaborations, and frequent performances of new and contemporary works are a testament to his commitment to ensuring that classical music is a living, breathing art form. His dedication to early music has inspired his research, presentations, and recordings of the music of Venetian Renaissance composer Adrian Willaert, his published work on music of Orlando di Lasso and C.P.E. Bach, and his frequent performances of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque repertoire.

Jonathan 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. He serves as the Collegiate Chair for the Massachusetts chapter of ACDA, and as a board member and Grants Committee Chair for Choral Arts New England. He currently lives in central Massachusetts with his wife Jessica and their son Wally.

 

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

info@bmcvt.org

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