Is singing choral music your passion? A Berkshire Choral International singing experience 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!
Introducing the 2017 Conductors!
BCI 2017 Announcement
Beginning in Asheville, North Carolina and wrapping up in Budapest, Hungary, Berkshire Choral International’s 2017 season is filled with top-notch music, accomplished conductors, and the kind of superb venues BCI is known to deliver.
Starting with Mozart’s Great Mass in C-minor conducted by Erin Freeman, director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and Choral Activities at Virginia Commonwealth University, you will enjoy a city with a vibrant arts scene, gorgeous mountain vistas, and plenty of southern hospitality at the University of North Carolina – Asheville. In July, we shift back to Sheffield for two weeks to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and the Verdi Requiem – the piece that started it all in 1982. BCI favorite Kent Tritle, director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, will conduct the Mahler piece while Tom Hall, director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, will take the helm for the latter. These two weeks will be the last in Sheffield, so don’t miss these farewell performances.
Finally, the summer season ends with a trip to Hungary in early August. Stay at a four-star hotel in Budapest on the banks of the Danube River, while Austrian conductor Heinz Ferlesch, artistic director of Wiener Singakademie, will conduct the beloved Brahms Requiem in the magnificent Danube Promenade concert hall in Pest.
Open registration for the 2017 season begins in the fall.
Asheville, North Carolina
June 4 – June 11 (concert June 10)
Mozart Great Mass in C-minor and Mozart Choruses from Idomeneo: Godiam La Pace, Placido e il mar, Corriamo fuggiamo fuel mostro spietato
July 9 – July 16 (concert July 15)
Mahler Symphony No. 8
July 16 – July 23 (concert July 22)
August 6 – August 13 (concert August 12)
BCI Sheffield Concerts!
July 23, 2016
Beethoven Mass in C Major and Beethoven Symphony #9 (4th Movement), conducted by John Sinclair, Bach Festival Society, Rollins College
July 30, 2016
Dvorak Requiem conducted by Gary Thor Wedow, Seattle Opera, New York City Opera, The Juilliard School
August 6, 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
Purchase tickets for all Sheffield concerts here: SHEFFIELD TICKETS
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