Brattleboro Concert Choir
The Brattleboro Concert Choir performs an exciting and challenging repertoire, ranging from classic choral masterpieces to rarely heard or 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 energizing direction of Music Director Susan Dedell, the choir commits to a high level of performance standard and musical integrity.
The BMC’s oldest performing ensemble, the Brattleboro Concert Choir was created by Blanche Moyse even before she established the BMC. Since 1989 the chorus has been directed by Susan Dedell. Over the twenty-five years the choir’s programming has included such works as the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Bloch’s Sacred Service, Mozart Vesperae Solemnes, and David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus; as well as the world premiers of Nico Muhly’s Jubilate and Paul Dedell’s Divine Chemistry, written expressly for the Concert Choir.
The Choir is open by audition. Singers interested in learning more about the chorus, and about how to sing in this season’s productions should contact Susan Dedell at the Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, with sectionals on Mondays.
Join Susan Dedell and Friends on “The Flip Side” March 10
Set aside Saturday, March 10, for “The Flip Side,” a special evening of cabaret song and style, benefitting the Brattleboro Concert Choir. The Performance Hall at the new Brattleboro Music Center will be the setting for a trip back in time, when clubs were swanky and the music cool.
Singers Junko Wantanabe, Jennifer Hansen, Peter Shea, and Charles Mays, Jr. will join Concert Choir Director Susan Dedell (shown here, from left to right) for a smooth evening of cabaret entertainment. “You’ve heard them on the concert stage, you’ve seen them at the Marlboro Festival, and as soloists with the New England Bach Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, and the Boston Lyric Opera,” says Dedell. “But just wait until you hear them sing favorite show tunes, jazz standards, and songs from the great American songbook.”
Ticket sales will benefit the Concert Choir, the BMC’s oldest performing ensemble, which has been under the direction of Susan Dedell since 1989. The cabaret starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature plentiful hors d’oeuvres provided by Kris McDermet and Judy Hueber, and a cash bar provided by Windham Wines. Table seating is $30 per person for tables of 4 or 6; balcony seating is $20. Seating is limited! For more information and tickets, contact the BMC at 802-257-4523 or online at bmcvt.org.