Berkshire Choral Festival

July 13–August 3, 2014
Sheffield, Massachusetts (also programs outside N.E.)

Provides choral singers with the opportunity to rehearse and perform choral masterpieces under the direction of world-class conductors and with the help of a professional musical staff. Participants arrive on a Sunday afternoon, rehearse twice a day all week, and perform with a full symphony orchestra and soloists the following Saturday. There are classes in such subjects as musical history, theory, how to audition, and how to care for your voice. Private voice, theory, ear training and conducting lessons are available on a fee basis.


  • July 13-20: J. Brahms, Requiem (German). Concert: July 19, with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rollo Dilworth
  • July 20–27: Bach, St. John Passion. Concert: July 26, with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Tom Hall
  • July 27–Aug. 3: Elgar, Dream of Gerontius. Concert: August 2, with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kent Tritle