Berkshire Choral International

The ultimate singing experience!

Is singing choral music your passion? A Berkshire Choral International singing experience 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 Berkshire Choral International family!

 Robert Istad

David Hayes

Jane Glover






BCI 2016!

We’ve got a terrific line-up in some beautiful venues to offer as well as the home season in our jewel of a setting in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. There is still availability in Vienna, Sonoma, and Sheffield for most voice parts. Altos are waitlisted in Sheffield Week 2, the Dvorak RequiemApply today.

June 12-19, 2016

The stunning Green Center at Sonoma State University in the heart of California’s wine country is an acoustic marvel, a perfect place to present Handel’s Israel in Egypt conducted by Robert Istad and accompanied by the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Purchase tickets for the Sonoma, California concert here:  SONOMA TICKETS

June 26-July 3, 2016


Salve Regina College in Newport, Rhode Island, will host an auditioned chorus led by David Hayes singing Bach and Mendelssohn. The seaport village is renowned for being the summer center of elite society in the Gilded Age. Trinity, the oldest Episcopal Church in Rhode Island, will be the site of the concert on July 2. Audition deadline was October 1; auditions sent after this date will be considered by voice part availability.

Purchase tickets for the Newport, RI concert here:  NEWPORT TICKETS


July 10-17, 2016


Vienna’s history is a history of musical giants, so what could be more exciting than singing under Jane Glover’s baton at the famed Wiener Konzerthaus? Haydn’s Theresienmesse and Schubert’s Mass in E-flat Major comprise the program.

Purchase tickets for the Vienna, Austria concert here:  VIENNA TICKETS

And, of course, Sheffield, Massachusetts:
July 17-24, 2016

Beethoven Mass in C Major and Beethoven Symphony #9 (4th Movement), conducted by John Sinclair, Bach Festival Society, Rollins College

July 24-31, 2016

Dvorak Requiem conducted by Gary Thor Wedow, Seattle Opera, New York City Opera, The Juilliard School

July 31-August 7, 2016

To Be Certain of the Dawn by Stephen Paulus and Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, in English, German and Hebrew, conducted by Kathy Saltzman Romey, Artistic Director, The Minnesota Chorale; Oregon Bach Festival

Purchase tickets for all Sheffield concerts here:  SHEFFIELD TICKETS

Availability for voice parts in each venue can be seen at Chorister Openings.


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John Sinclair

Gary Thor Wedow

Kathy Saltzman Romey

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