Berkshire Choral Festival

Vacations were made for singing!

Is singing choral music your passion? A Berkshire Choral Festival singing vacation is a chance to immerse yourself in this vital art form. You’ll rehearse with and learn from an eminent conductor and a professional faculty for a week, then perform in a full symphony concert. All in an inspiring, culturally rich setting. If that sounds like heaven to you…welcome to the BCF family!

2014 Venues

SHEffield, MAssachusetts

The Berkshires region of western Massachusetts—BCF’s home base—offers a rare combination of natural beauty and world-class cultural riches.

Winter Park, Florida

The lakeside enclave of Winter Park brims with arts, culture, and fine dining. As home to an esteemed Bach festival, it also offers appreciative audiences.

Maynooth, Ireland

A stay in Ireland’s university town offers a blend of Medieval ruins, 18th-century grandeur, and modernity, all set in the rural beauty of North County Kildare

Scheggino, Italy

The Medieval village of Scheggino is back by popular demand. A destination in itself, Scheggino is also a great base for exploring Italy’s green heart, Umbria.


Chorister Openings

We’ll make every effort to give you your first choice of singing weeks. But we do need to create a balanced chorus, so this is not always possible. To ensure that you are accepted, please indicate more than one choice of singing week on your application if possible. If you apply for a waitlisted week, you will not be charged the registration fee unless or until you are placed. Below are the openings as of 1/15/14. This list will be updated as appropriate.

Winter Park, FL, May 31-June 8, openings in all voice parts

Maynooth, Ireland, June 21-29, waitlist for all voice parts

Sheffield, MA, Week 1, July 13-20, waitlist for altos, all other voice parts open

Sheffield, MA, Week 2, July 20-27, waitlist for all voice parts

Sheffield, MA, Week 3, July 27-August 3, waitlist for all voice parts

Scheggino, Italy, closed.


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BCF on YouTube

See and hear what a BCF singing vacation is all about.

Watch and listen here to what conductor John Sinclair has to say about BCF in Winter Park - the week, the location, and the music!