Berkshire Choral Festival

July 11–August 2, 2015
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.

Concerts begin promptly at 7:30 pm; pre-concert lectures start at 6:15 pm. (You are invited to attend our dress rehearsals on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  In an effort to build our scholarship program we ask for a donation payable at the door. Ticketholders to that evening's concert are asked to show their ticket at the door.)


  • July 11-19: Britten: War Requiem (Latin/English). Concert: July 18. Conductor: Jane Glover
  • July 19-26: Music of Duke Ellington and His Era. Concert: July 25. Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • July 26-August 2: Dvorak: Stabat Mater (Latin). Concert: August 1. Conductor: Erin Freeman


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