Brattleboro Concert Choir
The Brattleboro Concert Choir 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 new Music Director Jonathan Harvey (see his bio below), the Choir continues its commitment to a high level of musical excellence and emotional connection.
The BMC’s oldest performing ensemble, the Brattleboro Concert Choir was created by Blanche Moyse even before she established the BMC. The Choir’s repertoire has included such classic works as the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, and the Requiems of Brahms, Verdi, Durufle, and Mozart, as well as contemporary music by Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, Morten Lauridsen, Bob Chilcott, and commissions of Nico Muhly’s Jubilate and Paul Dedell’s Divine Chemistry.
The Choir is open to all singers, of every voice part and gender, by audition. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7-9pm, with semi-regular sectionals at 6pm.Singers interested in learning more about the Choir and how to get involved or schedule an audition should contact Jonathan Harvey at the Brattleboro Music Center (802-257-4523; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jonathan Harvey is Music Director of the Brattleboro Concert Choir. Jonathan earned a BA from Earlham College, an MM from Indiana University and a DMA from the University of Connecticut. In addition to his work with the Choir, he is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and Music Director of the Sem Creative Arts Festival in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
His 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. Jonathan’s dedication to early music inspired his research, presentations, and recordings of the secular Latin-texted works 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.
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. He currently lives in central Massachusetts with his wife, Jessica Adamick, and their young son.