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October 2018


Open Enrollment has now begun! Click here to apply. 

Tuition information for the 2019 season can be found here

 

Where will you sing this summer?



Sonoma, CA (June 9-16)


Craig Hella Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard (English) 
Gary Thor Wedow, conductor
Sonoma State University 

 
Don't miss singing in California's Sonoma County which is known worldwide for its magnificent coastline, stately redwoods, and award-winning wineries. 
Berkshire Choral's singing week will be located in the city of Rohnert Park which is just an hour north of San Francisco, a 45-minute drive west to the Pacific Ocean, and surrounded by 375 wineries to the north and east. 
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Boston, MA (June 23-30)


Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah (English)
Erin Freeman, conductor
Tufts University  


Join us in one of America's oldest cities and relish in the history of Massachusetts' capital. In Boston you will be able to visit landmarks along the famous Freedom Trail, head to one of the city's renowned art museums, see the penguins at the New England Aquarium, or take a stroll along the beautiful Charles River esplanade.
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Richmond, VA (July 7-14) 


Morton Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna (Latin) 
Benjamin Britten: Saint Nicolas (English)
Tom Hall, conductor
University of Richmond 


Since Patrick Henry famously declared "Give me Liberty or give me death" in St. John's Church in 1775, Richmond has grown into a bustling and exciting metropolitan destination! Enjoy a trip around town to explore the Edgar Allen Poe museum and discover the local history at the American Civil War Museum, or head to Belle Isle for a picturesque walk around the city's beautiful island park.
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Prague, Czech Republic
(August 4-11)
 


Antonin Dvořák: Stabat Mater (Latin)
Heinz Ferlesch, conductor 
Hotel International  


Travel back in time to a city whose roots go back several millennia. The region of the Czech Republic in which Prague is centered has been inhabited since at least the 4th century BC. Walk the Prague castle and palace gardens, visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, enjoy a stroll in Kampa park, and gaze at the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall. 

 

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September 2018
 


Introducing our new Chorister Services Director, Lindsey Jacquier!
  


After 10 music-filled years, Cynthia Pease has retired from Berkshire Choral. Following two months of invaluable training though, Lindsey feels ready for the job. Lindsey graduated from Wheaton College in May and after working at Berkshire Choral in the summer of 2016, she is excited to be back!
 
Lindsey's Contact Information:
Email: ljacquier@berkshirechoral.org
Phone: 413-229-1254
 
 



How to Apply for the 2019 Season!
 


The first phase of open enrollment will begin October 4th and ends on November 30th.

  1. To apply, go to our website and click the "apply" tab next to "sing with us." (It will not appear until October 4th).

  2. Click the indicated link to be taken to the application and follow the instructions.

  3. Or, download a paper application to print and send in by mail. 

  4. That's it, you are done! 
     

Note: Everyone who has applied before November 30th has an equal and fair chance of getting in regardless of the date they submitted an application. All applications received by November 30th will be considered in the first selection and successful applicants will be notified by mid-December.

Missed the November 30th deadline?
Don't worry! After that time, we will continue to accept applications as voice-part availability allows.

When will Tuition Information be Released? 
Tuition information will be posted on our website in early October. Under each venue in the "Sing with Us" tabe, there is a "Tuition and Fees" page in which it will be posted on. 
 

2019 Season Schedule: 

Sonoma, CA    June 9-16
Craig Hella Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard (English) 
Gary Thor Wedow, conductor

Boston, MA    June 23-30
Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah (English)
Erin Freeman, conductor

Richmond, VA    July 7-14
Morton Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna (Latin) 
Benjamin Britten: Saint Nicolas (English)
Tom Hall, conductor

Prague, Czech Republic    August 4-11
Antonin Dvořák: Stabat Mater (Latin)
Heinz Ferlesch, conductor 


The Lewis Ginter Conservatory featured on the Richmond Garden Trail in Virginia
 

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