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Berkshire Choral Festival

Berkshire Choral Festival (Sheffield, MA)

Stewart Center at Berkshire School, 245 North Undermountain Road
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(July 8 – August 5, 2012) This six-week festival — which offers weeklong programs in Vancouver and Salzburg in addition its “singing vacation” weeks in Sheffield, Massachusetts — has afforded experienced singers the experience of rehearsing and performing choral masterworks since 1982. Choral conductor apprenticeships and the undergraduate Berkshire Scholar program are also available for young adults. Each week culminates in a public concert, which features large-scale works by composers such as Monteverdi, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Richard Einhorn.(DK)

Berkshire Choral Festival Information

  • Public Transportation: Poor
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: An annual summer festival that takes place for five weeks in July/August in Sheffield, and continues several weeks more abroad. Performances in Sheffield are given on Saturday
  • Admission: $15–$45
  • Educational/Community Outreach: Educational offerings include Berkshire Scholar Program (full scholarship given) and an Apprentice Program (includes room, board and stipend).