Chorus directory entry

Berkshire Lyric Theater, Inc.

Effective date for entry: 6/20/2016

Contact information

Mailing address:P.O. Box 347
Pittsfield, MA 01202
Web address:berkshirelyricinfo.org/
Telephone:413-499-0258
FAX:
E-mail:info@berkshirelyricinfo.org

Description

The Chorus, comprised of singers representing all walks of life from Berkshire County and the three nearby states, performs diverse choral music several times a year in the greater Berkshire area, culminating with an annual spring oratorio program. In its 52 year history, the Berkshire Lyric has presented operas, operettas, Broadway musicals, cabaret evenings, innumerable holiday Christmas concerts and most of the great oratorios. Notable performances under founding director Robert Blafield with full orchestra and outstanding soloists have included the Bach Mass in B minor, Mozart's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Bloch's Sacred Service and Dvorak's Stabat Mater. Artistic Director Jack Brown has led a performance of the rarely heard Stravinsky Mass in a concert paired with the Mozart Coronation Mass. In May 2010, the group performed Rachmaninoff's Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom with the internationally renowned Konovets Quartet of St. Petersburg, Russia. The most recent performance was a Grand Opera concert featuring four Metropolitan Opera artists with the choir. Regular rehearsals are at the Unitarian Church at 175 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield on Monday evenings.


Affiliation(s):Berkshire Lyric
Music Director:Jack Brown
Year founded:1963
Number of Singers:85
Voice parts:Adults, mixed

  • Auditions required
  • Dues required

Chorus contact Person: Amy Najimy, Board President


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