The Chamber Music Network

Berkshire Choral Festival: Sheffield

10 June, 2018 to 5 August, 2018

Baltimore, MD    Goucher College    June 10-17
Betsy Burleigh, Conductor
Haydn: The Seasons (English)

Saratoga Springs, NY    Skidmore College    June 17-24
Joe Miller, Conductor
William Walton: Belshazzar's Feast (English)
Handel: Coronation Anthems (English)
This is an auditioned week. Instructions for auditioning can be found at

Fullerton, CA    California State University at Fullerton    July 1-8
Rob Istad, Conductor
Duruflé: Requiem (Latin)
Mozart: Coronation Mass (Latin)

Newcastle/Durham, England     July 29-August 5
Brian Kay, Conductor
Puccini: Messe di Gloria (Latin)
Gounod: St. Cecilia Mass (Latin

In 2018, BCI offers a choice of venues and repertoire that present musical delights and challenges. On both coasts of the United States and ancient cities in the UK, you can find conductors who will inspire you and teach you.

Starting off at Goucher College (June 10-17, 2018) in Baltimore, MD, conductor Betsy Burleigh will lead choristers in Haydn's The Seasons, which will be sung in English.

From Baltimore, BCI goes to Skidmore College (June 17-24, 2018) in Saratoga Springs, NY, for an audition-only week under the baton of Joe Miller. Those accepted will sing Walton's Belshazzar's Feast and Handel's Coronation Anthems, both in English. Joe Miller is conductor of two of America's most renowned choral ensembles: the Westminster Choir and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. This will be Joe's first appearance with BCI.

From one side of the continent to the other, BCI next will land at California State University at Fullerton (July 1-8, 2018). This part of Southern California is rich with activities and wonderful weather. The beautiful park-like campus is easily accessible by air or car. Guest artists from around the world come to perform in Meng Concert Hall. BCI is excited to offer this opportunity to perform in Meng.

The season is rounded out with a trip across the pond to Newcastle/Durham, England (July 29-August 5). Choristers will reside in Newcastle upon Tyne at the Gateshead Hilton and perform Puccini's Messe di Gloria and Gounod's St. Cecilia Mass, both in Latin, at Durham Cathedral. Returning for the fifth time is conductor Brian Kay.