2024 Summer Choral Camp

Berkshire Lyric invites children ages 6 to 13 to sing with The Lyric Children’s Chorus at their 2024 Summer Choral Music Camp. The annual weeklong camp will take place July 29th to August 2nd, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Pittsfield Unitarian Church on Wendell Avenue. Participants will sing, learn about music, and have fun with the Lyric Children’s Chorus as they look forward to their 2024-2025 Season. The week is tuition free for current chorus members as well as children who plan to join the chorus in the fall, and is supported by Berkshire Lyric. There is a suggested tuition of $100 for guest children who will only be with us for the camp.

The Choral Camp week in will be led by Jack Brown, Artistic Director of Berkshire Lyric and assisted by high school members of Lyric’s Melodious Accord. Parents may register children at the church located at Wendell Avenue and Broad Street on July 29 at 9 am. For further information please call 413 298 5365.

Ubi Caritas Concert

Berkshire Lyric presents its young a cappella chamber choir, Ubi Caritas, in three choral concerts to raise money for Berkshire County food pantries on Sunday, August 11. The identical concerts will take place over the course of the same afternoon starting with a 3 pm concert at at St. Mark’s Church in Pittsfield, followed by a 5 pm concert at St. Joseph’s Church on Elm Street in Stockbridge. The day will conclude with a 7PM concert at Old Parish Church in Sheffield at 7:00. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken to directly benefit food pantries that are supported by these parishes in Berkshire County.

Click here for an extended 2022 Berkshire Eagle article about Ubi Caritas and our program.

Click here for a Youtube link to the chorus in action. You’ll  hear heavy rain in the background from a quick summer storm.

What is Berkshire Lyric?

Berkshire Lyric is a community of choruses where singers ages six to eighty-two explore the world of beauty through the choral art.

Founded in 1963 and now led by artistic director Jack Brown, Berkshire Lyric continues to explore a wide variety of great music for chorus, cultivating a growing reputation in the wider region for excellence, innovation and ambition. We believe that the sung word is the language of the heart and has a unique power to transform both the singer and the listener. We live in a world of spiritual hunger, and choral music has a unique power to move one’s spirit. Our mission is to be standard bearers for the highest quality of choral performance and to offer first-class performance opportunities to young people through our bold and ambitious education programs.

While making great music together, we bring people together: young and old, professional and amateur. We try to demystify the
great world of classical music, believing that this is music for all of us.