BCO in the Community

Calling All Singers!

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November 7, 2017: The Burlington Chamber Orchestra is organizing our annual holiday concert, and we would love to have you join the Festival Choir.  In addition to the choral movements of Messiah, we will sing early 20th century New England Composer Amy Beach’s Peace on Earth.  As far as I can tell, this piece by one of the most important American composers has not been performed in recent years, and we are very excited to bring this to Vermont!  The program will also include Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto performed by the BCO musicians.  

The concert is planned for December 17, 2017, and we really hope that you will join us again.  If you are interested, please go to the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/NE2e0qyYdekJlECc2 and fill out the online form.  There’s also a more detailed information sheet that you can download and print out. It includes an interest card that you have the option of filling out and mailing in. If you have friends, family and colleagues who might be interested in singing with us, please encourage them to visit the link or send in the interest card. We must receive your interest form by November 22 to be eligible to sing in this concert.

Thank you, and I hope to hear you sing with BCO!


Yutaka Kono


Once the Festival Chorus is put together, we will let you know about editions and any little problems between editions. We have scheduled “study night” before the concert weekend for those who may want to go over a phrase or two, but you should know the piece. The study night will be held at the Ballroom at Southwick Hall, UVM on Tuesday, Dec. 12.  

Tuesday, Dec. 12 choir rehearsal/study session 7:00-9:00PM (Choir, piano, conductor)
Friday, Dec. 15: 6:30PM - 9:00PM (Choir, piano, conductor)
Saturday, Dec. 16: 1:00-2:30 (Orchestra only)
Saturday, Dec. 16: 3:00-5:00 (All)

Dress Rehearsal:
Sunday, Dec. 17: 5:00PM - 6:30PM (All)

Concert Sunday, Dec. 17, 7:30PM (All)

Your Interest Form must be completed and received by November 22, 2016
A downloadable Interest Form can be found HERE or fill out and submit an online version of the form If you prefer to mail, please send to:

Dr. Yutaka Kono
Department of Music and Dance
The University of Vermont
384 S. Prospect St., Burlington VT 05405