Berkshire Choral International

Vacations were made for singing!

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!

Julian Wachner

Karen P. Thomas

Jane Glover
Jane Glover





You can start planning 2016! There is something for everyone: an auditioned chorus, three new venues, repertoire never performed by BCI before, repertoire not performed in many years, contemporary composer, masterworks, four languages, a new conductor and more.

If you are singing with us this summer, you can attend information sessions about next season. We'll give you all the details about venues, music and conductor. If you aren't going to be here this summer, watch for lots of details in upcoming newsletters.


Sonoma, California

June 12-19, concert June 18

Robert Istad, Pacific Chorale; California State University, Fllerton
Handel: Israel in Egypt (English)


NEWPORT, RI   (auditioned chorus)

June 26-July 3, concert July 2

David Hayes, New York Choral Society, Curtis Institute of Music, Mannes School of Music
Bach: Lobet den Herrn (German), Jesu meine Freude (German)
Mendelssohn: Hör mein Bitten (German), Ave Maria (Latin)


July 10-17, 2016, concert July 16

Jane Glover, Music of the Baroque; Director of Opera, Royal Academy of Music, London
Haydn: Theresienmesse (Latin)
Schubert: Mass in E-flat Major (Latin)


July 17-24, 2016, concert July 23

John Sinclair, Bach Festival Society, Rollins College
Beethoven: Mass in C Major (Latin), Symphony #9 (4th Movement) (German)

July 24-31, 2016, concert July 30

Gary Thor Wedow, Seattle Opera, New York City Opera, The Juilliard School
Dvorak: Requiem (Latin)

July 31-August 7, 2016, concert August 6

Kathy Saltzman Romey, Artistic Director, The Minnesota Chorale; Oregon Bach Festival
Stephen Paulus: To Be Certain of the Dawn (English, German, Hebrew)
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (Hebrew)

Details about the auditioned week in Newport can be found by clicking here.


The 2015 Sheffield concert schedule is:

Maynooth, Ireland
June 20

Julian Wachner, Conductor
Haydn: The Creation (English)

Portland, Oregon
June 27

Karen P. Thomas, Conductor
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (English) and Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (Latin)

Sheffield, Massachusetts
July 18

Jane Glover, Conductor
Britten: War Requiem (Latin/English)

July 25
Philip Brunelle, Conductor
Music of Duke Ellington and His Era

August 1
Erin Freeman, Conductor
Dvorak: Stabat Mater (Latin)

For tickets to Sheffield performances, click here.


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