Sixth Annual Blanche Moyse Concert set for Oct. 8


BRATTLEBORO >> Tickets are now available for the Sixth Annual Blanche Moyse Memorial Concert, featuring the music of her beloved J. S. Bach.

Past members of the New England Bach Festival Orchestra will join the Blanche Moyse Chorale under the direction of Mary Westbrook-Geha to honor the memory of their mentor, Blanche Moyse. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Marlboro College's Persons Auditorium, in Marlboro.

This scheduling is a change from previous years, when the memorial concert was held on Sunday afternoons.

This year's memorial concert program is a delightful selection of Bach's choral and orchestral works. The choral works are Motet #6 ("Lobet den Herrn"), Motet #2 ("Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf"), and the Short Mass in F. Alternating with the choral pieces are the Brandenburg Concerto #1, and the Concerto for Oboe and Violin featuring soloists Stephen Taylor and Mayuki Fukuhara.

Tickets are available through the Brattleboro Music Center at calling 802-257-4523, or may be purchased online at or from any chorale member. General ticket prices are $20 if purchased in advance, $22 at the door, and $5 for students (college included). Preferred seating prices are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Persons Auditorium is handicapped-accessible, but advance notice is appreciated for any special seating needs.

This performance is sponsored by Vermont Public Radio (VPR) and by Vermont Arts 2016 (a project of the Vermont Arts Council). For more information, call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523, or visit

About the Brattleboro Music Center

Guided by our artistic advisors, the acclaimed violinist/conductor Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson, the Brattleboro Music Center is a vibrant, community-based organization, exceptional for the breadth and quality of its programs. Founded in 1952, today's BMC consists of numerous performance and education programs led by talented artistic directors and a dedicated faculty of 40 professional musicians. Our programs include the Brattleboro Concert Choir, Windham Orchestra, Blanche Moyse Chorale, Chamber Music Series and annual Northern Roots festival. Each year, the Music Center enriches the lives of more than 5,000 residents of southeastern Vermont and nearby New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Hundreds of classes, workshops, concerts and other events bring people of all ages and abilities together to learn, listen and join together in celebration of music and community.


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