Berkshire Choral International

The ultimate singing experience!

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!

Download Our Information Packet

Introducing the 2017 Conductors!








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. Open enrollment begins in mid-October. There are some spots left; check our openings here.

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 choristers will enjoy a city with a vibrant arts scene, gorgeous mountain vistas, and plenty of southern hospitality at the University of North Carolina – Asheville. Choristers will live, dine, and rehearse at the University and perform in the historic First Baptist Church of Asheville. Read more. . .

June 4–11, 2017(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


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.

July 9-16, 2017 (concert July 15)

Mahler Symphony No. 8

July 16–23, 2017 (concert July 22)

Verdi Requiem

The Danube River separates Buda and Pest.The summer season ends with a trip to Hungary in early August. Choristers will stay at a four-star hotel in Budapest's City Centre, 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. Read More. . .

August 6-13, 2017 (concert August 12)

Brahms Requiem

Check Out Our Videos!

Check out our videos

See and hear what a Berkshire Choral International singing EXPERIENCE is all about



Sign up for our e-newsletter for the latest on upcoming venues, new workshops, and more.