2015 Scholarship Auditions!

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 pjjlambert@yahoo.com.

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Call for Singers!

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.

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Our December 2014 Concert!

Concert poster, December 2014

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BCCS Welcomes New Director!

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.

Cailin Marcel MansonMr. 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.

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BCCS presents…

BCCS concert: April 2014

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Call for Singers: Spring 2014 Concert

Call for singers!

BCCS logo

Folk Masses from Two Worlds
Featuring Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez and Schubert’s Mass in G.

The primary focus of the Bennington County Choral Society is to promote choral singing. Men and women (ages 15 and up) who love singing are encouraged to join.

No auditions necessary! (Must be able to match a pitch)

Rehearsals: Monday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 PM,  Second Congregational Church, Hillside Street, Bennington.* The first rehearsal will be Monday, February 3rd.

Our spring program will be held on April 26 and 27, 2014.

Please come at 6:45 PM to allow time for registration and payment of membership dues ($30 per concert; free for students with ID).

We look forward to seeing you!

*Regular attendance of rehearsals is expected.

For more information call Linda Putney, 802-442-8829

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Announcing Our Fall 2013 Concert!



Bennington County Choral Society


Raise the Song

 Celebrate the cycle of fall holidays!

   Directed by

Edwin I. Lawrence and Lynn Sweet
with the Mount Anthony Chamber Singers

Second Congregational Church
Hillside Street
Bennington, VT

Saturday, November 23, 2013  7:30 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013  3 PM

Tickets available at the door $15.00
and at Bennington Bookshop

Corporate Sponsors: The Bank of Bennington and Wills Insurance

Church is handicapped accessible

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