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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.

BRATTLEBORO CONCERT CHOIR 2018-19 CONCERT SEASON

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; info@bmcvt.org).

Meet Our New Music Director!

Jonathan Harvey is thrilled to join the BMC as 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.

 

 

 

  • 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 June, 2018:
    Ella Aquadro, Adam Bergeron, Chris Bowen, Stephen Broll, Deb Bunker, Tim Callahan, Sandy Campbell, Star Christie, Brian Cohen, Dvora Cohen, Walter Cramer, Judy Fink, David & Joy Fleming, Rob Freeberg, Peter Gibbons, Harlin Glovacki, Chris Goding, Riley Goodemote, Bill & Lerna Gottesman, Rebecca Greene-Cramer, Tom Green, Don Hayes, Lynn & Georges Herzog, Karen Horton, Steven John, Deedee Jones, Frank Klucken, Nicolas Liechti, Meg Lyons, Joe Madison, Michael Mayer, Kris McDermet, Cabot Miller, Emily Miller, Sarah Miller, Kristen Outwater, Laura Polant, Michael Riley, Dana Ruppert & Nate, Alison Schoales, Bill Shontz, Heather Sommerlad, Terry Sylvester, Takako Uedo and Andrea Watkins.
    Thank you to all Windham Orchestra members who participated in the “POPS for Pops” music fair, for their contributions of food and music!

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523

info@bmcvt.org

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