Jack Brown, Artistic Director                 Joe Rose, Accompanist

Berkshire Lyric Chorus Rehearsal Cancelled 

Monday, January 26       

! Tonight's Rehearsal has been cancelled thanks to storm Juno (aka “snowmageddon”) heading our way. The snow is supposed to begin around noon and grow through the evening then well into the next day. As we all know, you can never tell how these storms will play out but we would rather be safe.

Besides, Pittsfield has declared a snow emergency as of 6:00 pm (http://www.pittsfieldpd.org/blog/snow-emergency-declared-4/!


Berkshire Lyric Chorus Auditions for New Singers

New singers are welcome to audition for the Berkshire Lyric Chorus as we begin to prepare for the spring 2015 concerts. 

Auditions will take place on Monday evenings January 5 and 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Pittsfield Unitarian Church at 175 Wendell Avenue. Please call Jack Brown at 413 298 5365 to arrange a time. If you have a prepared piece to sing, please bring it along. Otherwise, we will sing a simple folk song or hymn tune. We are looking for singers with strong blendable voices who can sing in tune and have a music reading background.

The first regular rehearsal for the full group takes place on January 19 at 7:15, with spring registration starting at 6:45. Dues are again $60 for the semester.
Blafield Children’s Chorus Welcomes New Singers

New singers are welcome to join the Blafield Children’s Chorus as we begin to prepare for our spring 2015 concerts. The first rehearsal will be on Saturday, January 10 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Berkshire Athenaeum. 

The chorus is open to all children ages 6-13 from Berkshire County and surrounding areas. The main Blafield Children’s Chorus is an auditioned chorus comprised of boys and girls in fourth through ninth grade. 

A simple audition for the older group, fourth through ninth grade, will take place after the first rehearsal. This is a friendly and simple process where groups of three will be asked to sing some of the music we have learned that morning. We are looking for voices that can easily match pitch and sing in tune.

There is also a start-up chorus for all interested boys and girls, first through fourth grade.  There is no audition for the start-up chorus. This group meets Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for a lively one-hour session.  For more information contact director Jack Brown at 413 298 5365.  

Berkshire Lyric 2014-2015 Season: Music From the Heart

Berkshire Lyric Chorus, Blafield Children’s Chorus, The Berkshire Singers, Ubi Caritas

Jack Brown, Artistic Director       

Joe Rose, Accompanist



Called By Angels: A Concert of Christmas Music

December 20, 2014, Saturday at 7:30

      St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Pittsfield


Handel’s Messiah Sing

December 27, 2014 Saturday at 2:00

      the audience is the chorus with soloists and chamber orchestra

      St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Pittsfield


Moving to Glory: A Gospel and Spirituals Concert

February 15, 2015 Sunday at 3:00

      with Wanda Houston, Michael Brown and pastor Sheila Sholes-Ross

      First Baptist Church, Pittsfield


Kick the Winter Blues: A Feast of Operetta

March 22, 2015 Sunday at 3:00

      Annual “family funraiser” with food, auction, Gilbert & Sullivan and more

      Duffin Theatre, Lenox Memorial High School, Lenox


Annual Young Singers Concert

May 3, 2015, Sunday at 3:00

      Blafield Children’s Chorus and 2015 Vocal Competition Winners

      First Congregational Church, Stockbridge


Masterworks Concert: A Grand Opera Spectacular

May 31, 2015, Sunday at 3:00

      with Maureen O’Flynn, Marjorie Dix, John Bellemer, John Cheek

      The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield


Into the Light: Russian Orthodox Sacred Music

June 28, 2015, Sunday at 3:00

     with the Konevets Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia

     St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Pittsfield


Wondrous Love: Sacred A Cappella Music across the Centuries

August 2, 2015, 3 concerts at 3 churches in one afternoon

     Ubi Caritas’ annual benefit concerts for Berkshire food pantries





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Is more than just a chorus – it is a community of choral groups for adults, teens and children with the common goal of learning and mastering the art of choral music

Supports a wide range of music education projects in the Berkshires including our annual Young Musicians Scholarship, Berkshire Lyric Choral Scholars and "Adopt a High School" programs

Offers tuition-free musical opportunities to children and teens through our professionally led Blafield Children's Chorus, Berkshire Teen Singers and free children's summer choral camp

Has been a fixture on the musical landscape of the Berkshires since 1963.




Berkshire Lyric is a non-profit, federally tax exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded by the following local cultural councils: Hinsdale-Peru, Pittsfield, Northern Berkshire, Windsor, New Marlborough, Stockbridge and Great Barrington. 


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