Jack Brown, Artistic Director                 Joe Rose, Accompanist

Grand Opera Spectacular

Sunday, May 31st 3:00 pm

Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Berkshire Lyric presents A Grand Opera Spectacular on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Colonial Theatre. The 3 p.m. concert will take place at the historic theater in downtown Pittsfield. The 80 voice Berkshire Lyric Chorus will be joined by a solo quartet of internationally renowned Metropolitan Opera artists: soprano Maureen O’Flynn, mezzo-soprano Marjorie Dix, tenor Raul Melo and bass John Cheek. The concert will include well-loved solos, ensembles and choruses form Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Bizet, Wagner and other great composers of opera.

This is Berkshire Lyric’s annual Masterworks Concert which has been presented the last few years at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall. This first concert at the Colonial Theatre celebrates Berkshire Lyric Theatre’s roots in 1963 as a presenter of opera and musical theatre. The concert will be conducted by Lyric’s artistic director Jack Brown and accompanied by Joe Rose and Noah Palmer.

Tickets are available from the Colonial Theatre box office at 111 South Street or at (413) 997-4444.


Berkshire Lyric 2014-2015 Season: Music From the Heart

Berkshire Lyric Chorus, Blafield Children’s Chorus, The Berkshire Singers, Ubi Caritas

Jack Brown, Artistic Director       

Joe Rose, Accompanist

Annual Young Singers Concert

May 3, 2015, Sunday at 3:00

      Blafield Children’s Chorus and 2015 Vocal Competition Winners

      First Congregational Church, Stockbridge


Masterworks Concert: A Grand Opera Spectacular

May 31, 2015, Sunday at 3:00

      with Maureen O’Flynn, Marjorie Dix, Raul Melo, John Cheek

      The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield


Wondrous Love: Sacred A Cappella Music across the Centuries

August 2, 2015, 3 concerts at 3 churches in one afternoon

     Ubi Caritas’ annual benefit concerts for Berkshire food pantries





Upcoming events

Berkshire Lyric Bulletin Board

Is more than just a chorus – it is a community of choral groups for adults, teens and children with the common goal of learning and mastering the art of choral music

Supports a wide range of music education projects in the Berkshires including our annual Young Musicians Scholarship, Berkshire Lyric Choral Scholars and "Adopt a High School" programs

Offers tuition-free musical opportunities to children and teens through our professionally led Blafield Children's Chorus, Berkshire Teen Singers and free children's summer choral camp

Has been a fixture on the musical landscape of the Berkshires since 1963.




Berkshire Lyric is a non-profit, federally tax exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded by the following local cultural councils: Pittsfield, Windsor, Washington and Stockbridge. 


Berkshire Lyric Theatre, Inc.  P.O. Box 347  Pittsfield MA   01202

For more information, contact us at 413.499.0258 or via email at


 Berkshire Lyric Theatre, Inc. is a nonprofit, federally tax exempt charitable organization under

Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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