The Bennington County Choral Society presents “100 Years of Broadway”!
Saturday May 2: Pre-concert Talk at 6:45pm | Concert at 7:30pm
Mack Performing Arts Center, Arlington Memorial High School, Arlington VT
Sunday May 3: Pre-concert Talk at 2:15pm | Concert at 3:00pm
Bennington Center for the Arts, Gypsy Lane, Bennington VT
Ticket prices: $15 general public, $10 students with current student ID (at the door only).
Tickets are available from Chorus members, The Bennington Bookshop, or at the door.
For more information, call Linda Putney: (802) 442-8829
BCCS announces auditions for its 2015 music scholarships. Up to two $400 scholarships for voice or instrument will be awarded on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
To obtain an application email Paul Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsals begin for “100 YEARS OF BROADWAY” Monday evening, January 11, 7 PM at Second Congregational Church, Hillside St. in Bennington. Singers should arrive 15 minutes earlier to register. There is a $35 fee. Concerts are planned for May 2nd and 3rd. There will be no rehearsal on Jan. 19th.
After a lengthy search to replace its retiring director, Edwin Lawrence, the Bennington County Choral Society has named its new director. Cailin Marcel Manson, of Putney, Vermont, will take the reins of the chorus, which has a long history in the area.
Mr. Manson came to Vermont from his native Philadelphia, where he worked to increase community involvement in music by creating performance and training opportunities for singers and musicians of mixed experience. He is the founding director and conductor of the Germantown Concert Chorus, as well as the Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts. Mr. Manson has worked with ensembles both nationally and internationally. He is presently the Director of Music at the Putney School.
A graduate of the Esther Boyer College of Music of Temple University, Mr. Manson also received a Magister in orchestral conducting and opera from the Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria.
The Bennington County Choral Society will begin rehearsals for its December concert, The Majesty of Music, under the direction of Mr. Manson on September 8. Choral pieces by Handel, Vaughn Williams, and Rutter will be featured. Singers from ages 15 and up are invited to come to an orientation on August 23 from 1 PM to 4 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse at 108 School St. in Bennington to get acquainted with the new director and the music for this concert. There is no cost for this orientation, and no obligation. More information can be obtained by calling Linda Putney at 802-442-8829.