Berkshire Choral International

Immerse yourself in choral music

There’s nothing quite like Berkshire Choral International. A singing trip with your church or community chorus is wonderful, but a week with BCI is so much more. It’s as close as most amateurs will get to a professional singing experience. It’s also your best chance to directly encounter choral music as a genuine revelation and expression of the human spirit.

You’ll arrive Sunday afternoon and proceed to spend 28 hours rehearsing the repertoire with a full-sized symphony chorus of singers from around the world. You’ll be led by an eminent conductor, and you’ll enjoy workshops and lectures with professional vocalists. On Saturday, you’ll perform with a professional orchestra and recognized soloists in a premiere concert venue.

If all that sounds serious, it is. But for our family of passionate choristers, nothing could be more fun and more deeply fulfilling. That’s why they come back to Berkshire Choral year after year.

Meanwhile, you are in a wonderful location! It’s hard for anything to compete with the glory of choral music, but our settings come close. When you have time off to rest your voice, there’s no shortage of memorable things to see and do. So don’t hesitate to bring your non-singing spouse or partner (we know one who’s been coming for 34 years). And if you come alone, don’t worry: people bond instantly here.


Sheffield, MA

July 17-24, July 24-31, July 31–August 7

The Berkshires region of western Massachusetts—Berkshire Choral International’s home base—offers a rare combination of natural beauty and world-class cultural riches.

Sonoma, CA

June 12-19

A weeklong singing experience in Sonoma offers the glory of choral music in a beautiful setting. And you’ll perform in a world-class concert hall.

Newport, RI

June 26-July 3

An a cappella, auditioned chorus will sing Bach and Mendelssohn by the sea.

Vienna, Austria

July 10-17

Singing Haydn and Schubert in the city where they lived and worked