Berkshire Lyric

The Berkshire Lyric Chorus begins rehearsals for the fall semester of our 2022-2023 season at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12 at the Pittsfield Unitarian Church on Wendell Avenue and Broad Street. Interested new singers are admitted by auditions that will be held by appointment in Pittsfield and Stockbridge during August and prior to September 11. Please contact director Jack Brown directly at 413 298 5365 or JJBrown3@verizon.net to schedule an appointment. New singers must be auditioned prior to the first rehearsal. Bring a simple song in any language. An accompanist will be provided.

Regular rehearsals are at the Unitarian Church at 175 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield on Monday evenings. We start at 7:15 and usually end no later than 9:30. Member dues are $75 per semester or $130 for the season.

Berkshire residents under the age of 25 can join free of dues thanks to the support of our members and sponsors.

Melodious Accord

This is an auditioned group that ranges from 10 to 15 singers. Rehearsal is on Saturday mornings at 11:00 at the Pittsfield Unitarian Church on Wendell Avenue. Interested singers should call or email Jack directly at 413.298.5365 or JJBrown3@verizon.net

Children’s Chorus

Details subject to continued pandemic progress in the Berkshires.

The Lyric Children’s Chorus begins rehearsals for their fall season Saturday September 10 at 10:00 at the Pittsfield Unitarian Church. The church is located at the corner of Wendell and Broad in Pittsfield. The chorus is open to all children ages 6-14 from Berkshire County and surrounding areas. The main Lyric Children’s Chorus is an auditioned chorus comprised of boys and girls in fourth through ninth grade.  New singers should come to the first rehearsal and be prepared to stay afterwards for some very simple group evaluation of the ability to match a pitch and sing back simple music. During their weekly 60 minute rehearsal, the choristers receive intensive musical and vocal training.

The Lyric Children’s Chorus is one of a family of choruses comprising Berkshire Lyric, whose goal is to lead talented young singers into a world of great music, while learning how to sing well and have fun. It is led by Berkshire Lyric Artistic Director Jack Brown, who also directs the 90 voice Berkshire Lyric Chorus and is on the faculty at Simon’s Rock College and at The Hotchkiss School. Berkshire Lyric was founded in 1963.

Their own Young Musicians Concert takes place in early May.