The BCCS spring concert program also includes Romantic music by composers such as Mendelssohn, Brahms and others. The Bennington County Choral Society is a mixed adult chorus of voices is drawn from southern Vermont and nearby New York and Massachusetts communities. It aims to foster an environment in which chorus members coalesce as a group and develop as an ensemble, with the goal of growing musically through weekly rehearsals and performances that are a source of pride and pleasure. The chorus, which performs three concerts each year, is open to ages 15 and older and all singing/reading abilities.
Any interested singer can join the first rehearsal on Monday, Jan. 7, and should arrive at 6:45 p.m., to allow time to register and sign out music, and to greet friends old and new. Regular weekly rehearsals are on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m.; a modest membership fee of $25 ($10 for students with ID) is requested. The Second Congregational Church, located at 115 Hillside Street in Bennington, is a fully handicapped-accessible space. For more information about the BCCS and its concerts, visit bccsmusic.wordpress.com.