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!
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. If you would like to be notified when online registration begins, sign up for our e-newsletter 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 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. 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 itall 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. Read more. . .
July 9-16, 2017 (concert July 15)
Mahler Symphony No. 8
July 16–23, 2017 (concert July 22)
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.
August 6-13, 2017 (concert August 12)
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