Over the years, the Brattleboro Music Center’s performance groups have offered many memorable musical moments. Audiences have come to expect concerts and performances that move and inspire them.
The Brattleboro Concert Choir performs an exciting and challenging repertoire, ranging from classic choral masterpieces to rarely heard or newly commissioned works. Its far-ranging and adventurous programming involves innovative collaborations and presentations, and presents dynamic concerts to packed audiences twice yearly.
The Juno Orchestra the BMC’s newest program addition, presents four engaging concerts annually featuring top-flight professional musicians from the area around Brattleboro. Juno explores and presents compelling known and perhaps unknown works for small orchestra.
The Brattleboro Music Center EOS (Educate. Open. Strengthen.) concerts are a collaborative effort of BMC Music School faculty and other local musicians to actively seek out and intentionally perform music by composers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as composers who identify as anything other than cis male.
The series recognizes that as our country reckons with its history of oppression, we as individuals must work to understand our own implicit bias. In the music world, this bias can be seen in concert halls, both on stage and in the music performed. Composers of color, as well as composers who are not cis male, have historically been excluded from the musical canon.
The Brattleboro Camerata is a select chamber choir devoted to exploring the beauty and power of both Renaissance-era and Renaissance-inspired music.
In collaboration with Music Director Jonathan Harvey, the Brattleboro Camerata’s performances breathe new life into old music, bringing expressive intensity to innovative thematic programs that highlight canonic favorites, underperformed gems by neglected voices, and new works that allow us to see early music in a different light.
The Blanche Moyse Chorale was founded in 1978 by Blanche Moyse as a chamber choir which focused primarily on the Church Cantatas and other choral works of J.S. Bach, and was showcased in the annual New England Bach Festival, as well as in other concert settings. Interim Music Director Mark Nelson leads this 30 member ensemble.