BWC Upcoming Concerts
Spring 2013 Mother's Day Concert Weekend:
"On My Way"
Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm
at the White Church, Grafton VT
and Sunday, May 12 at 4:00 pm
at First Baptist Church, Brattleboro
Guest musicians: Kestrel
The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus directed by Becky Graber is thrilled to present their annual spring concert, "On My Way" on Mother's Day weekend. Over sixty women and girls, including a large number of mother-daughter, grandmother-granddaughter, and aunt-niece pairs (see photo for a sample of them), will perform songs with the theme of pilgrimage, continued from the fall session. The chorus itself will make a pilgrimage for a performance in Grafton on May 11 for the first time since 1999 and return to Brattleboro on May 12 for their usual Mothers’ Day concert.
Joining the chorus on various instruments will be the band Kestrel, comprised of Cynthia Hughes on harp, hurdy-gurdy, and guitar; Andra Horton on guitar, banjo, and whistle; and Russell Horton on dumbek and bongos. They are known for adapting the rhythms and harmonies of such places as northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, the Middle East, and Appalachia.
Some of the songs to be performed will include “Chico Gospel” by MaMuse; “Stella Splendens,” a medieval pilgrimage song; “Glory Bound” as sung by the Wailin’ Jennys; “The Swallow Song” by Richard and Mimi Farina; and the traditional American songs, “Come and Go With Me” and “I’m On My Way,” arranged by Graber.
Concert times are Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. at The White Church in Grafton and Sunday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. at The First Baptist Church in Brattleboro. Tickets are available only at the door, $10 adult, $15 generous, $8 seniors and students. For more information, see www.BrattleboroWomensChorus.org or call 802-254-8994.
If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to get yourself to a Brattleboro Women’s Chorus concert, you have four opportunities a year.
Fall concerts take place the weekend before Thanksgiving and spring concerts take place Mother's Day weekend.
Each BWC concert includes an eclectic repertoire of familiar and obscure world music, poetry, and an audience sing along. In many cases we have guest musicians accompany us on some songs.