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Brattleboro Concert Choir: Mozart, Beginnings and Endings

January 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Brattleboro Concert Choir’s upcoming January concerts mark the debut of its new director.

The Concert Choir presents “Mozart, Beginnings and Endings,” in two performances at the Latchis Theatre, Friday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m.

Leading the Choir will be Jonathan Harvey, an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Fitchburg (MA) State University, who was named music director of the Brattleboro Concert Choir earlier this year.

The two pieces on the program are beautiful bookends of Mozart’s musical life. Allegri’s Miserere mei, Deus holds a special place in the lore around Mozart’s prodigious young talent. The piece was written by Allegri in the late 1630s specifically for worship in the Sistine Chapel, where he was employed as a singer. According to legend, the piece was kept guarded there until a 14-year old Mozart visited the Vatican in 1770. Upon hearing the piece once, and being stunned by its sublime beauty, he transcribed it perfectly and brought it to the wider world.

From that early influence on Mozart, the program moves to his last and unfinished masterpiece, the Requiem. Mozart’s Requiem contains some of his best-loved and most beautiful writing for the voice, and takes performers and listeners alike on a journey from the depths of violent hellfire to the heavenly softness of angel voices.

The Brattleboro Concert Choir is the Brattleboro Music Center’s oldest performing ensemble, and was created by Blanche Moyse, founder of the BMC.

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Date:
January 11
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Latchis Theatre
50 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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  • 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

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