Is singing choral music your passion? A Berkshire Choral International singing vacation is a chance to immerse yourself in this vital art form. You’ll rehearse with and learn from an eminent conductor and a professional faculty for a week, then perform in a full symphony concert. All in an inspiring, culturally rich setting. If that sounds like heaven to you…welcome to the Berkshire Choral International family!
On to 2016!
Open registration for 2016 will begin in October, and we’ll be sure to let you know when the website’s online application goes live. We’ve got a terrific line-up in some beautiful venues to offer as well as the home season in our jewel of a setting in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
June 12-19, 2016
The stunning Green Center at Sonoma State University in the heart of California’s wine country is an acoustic marvel, a perfect place to present Handel’s Israel in Egypt conducted by Robert Istad and accompanied by the Santa Rosa Symphony.
June 26-July 3, 2016
Salve Regina College in Newport, Rhode Island, will host an auditioned chorus led by David Hayes singing Bach and Mendelssohn. The seaport village is renowned for being the summer center of elite society in the Gilded Age. Trinity, the oldest Episcopal Church in Rhode Island, will be the site of the concert on July 2. Auditions may be submitted until October 1; click here for instructions.
July 10-17, 2016
Vienna’s history is a history of musical giants, so what could be more exciting than singing under Jane Glover’s baton at the famed Wiener Konzerthaus? Haydn’s Theresienmesse and Schubert’s Mass in E-flat Major comprise the program.
And, of course, Sheffield, Massachusetts:
July 17-24, 2016
Beethoven Mass in C Major and Beethoven Symphony #9 (4th Movement), conducted by John Sinclair, Bach Festival Society, Rollins College
July 24-31, 2016
Dvorak Requiem conducted by Gary Thor Wedow, Seattle Opera, New York City Opera, The Juilliard School
July 31-August 7, 2016
To Be Certain of the Dawn by Stephen Paulus and Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, in English, German and Hebrew, conducted by Kathy Saltzman Romey, Artistic Director, The Minnesota Chorale; Oregon Bach Festival
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