BRATTLEBORO -- Vocal ensembles are in the Student Art Month spotlight this week, with a pair of events highlighting some of the best young singers the region has to offer.
On Monday, March 18, the Brattleboro Union High School Music Department will present a "Sing-Off"-style evening of High School A Cappella on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m., in the BUHS auditorium.
All of the groups performing have been student-run with the exception of the BUHS Madrigals directed by Patty Meyer. Five of the groups will be considered for first, second and third place prizes in the style of a "Sing-Off." The panel of judges will be comprised of BUHS teachers, local musicians and past BUHS choral graduates. Winners will receive a one-hour recording spot for their song donated by local recording artists David Synder of Guilford Sound, Al Stockwell and Billy Shaw. Admission is free.
For information, call Patty Meyer at BUHS at 802-451-3516.
Then on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m., Kurn Hattin Homes for Children welcomes the public to its 21st Annual Choral Invitational. The event is in celebration of "Music in Our Schools Month" and will feature performances from seven area choral groups and conclude with an audience sing-along of "America, The Beautiful." Kurn Hattin Co-Executive Director Tom Fahner will be master of ceremonies.
This year’s participating choirs are Bellows Falls Middle School, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children,
This event is open to the public. Admission is a canned/dry good or cash donation for the food shelf at Our Place in Bellows Falls. The concert takes place in Higbie Auditorium in the Mayo Memorial Center at Kurn Hattin Homes (www.kurnhattin.org).
For more information, contact Lisa Bianconi at 802-721-6931.
Student Art Month is a program of the Arts Council of Windham County, which has for 38 years worked to strengthen the environment for artists and arts organizations in the area.
The 33rd annual Student Art Month High School Art Show continues in two locations. Two-dimensional student work is featured at Equilibrium, 14 Elm St., which three-dimensional work is on view at Vermont Artisan Designs. Both exhibits run through March 31.
Art by elementary school students is on exhibit at Brooks Memorial Library and in storefronts, libraries and other public places in Windham County.
For more information, visit www.acwc.us.