Jack Brown, Artistic Director                 Joe Rose, Accompanist

Kick the Winter Blues

A Feast of Operetta

Sunday, March 22nd 3:00 pm

Duffin Theatre, Lenox

Berkshire Lyric is presenting “Kick The Winter Blues, A Feast of Operetta” on Sunday, March 22nd at 3:00 pm at the Duffin Theatre of Lenox Memorial High School. This annual pop concert and fundraiser features light opera by Gilbert & Sullivan, Victor Herbert and Romberg to be sung by soloists, the 90 voice Berkshire Lyric Chorus, and the 30 voice Blafield Children’s Chorus. Berkshire Lyric Artistic Director Jack Brown will be conducting this program accompanied by pianist Joe Rose. Baritone John Demler will be the featured soloist along with chorus members Felicia Durso, Jennifer Wilson, Campbell Bridges and Jacob Kerzner. Highlights will include music from “The Pirates of Penzance” and “H.M.S. Pinifore.”

A reception will follow the concert. The silent auction will support the year round educational efforts of Berkshire Lyric including three choruses for young people, the annual Young Singer’s Competition, the Summer Blafield Chorus Choral Camps, and the Choral Scholars Program for outstanding local high school aged singers. The choruses are also preparing for their upcoming spring masterworks concert at The Colonial Theatre. The May 31 concert is entitled “A Grand Opera Spectacular” and will feature great operatic solos, ensembles and choruses by Verdi, Donizetti, Bizet, Offenbach, Mozart and others. The chorus will be joined by the a quartet of internationally acclaimed soloists who all have Berkshire connections: Maureen O’Flynn, Marjorie Dix, John Bellemer and John Cheek.

Tickets for this concert may be purchased in advance from chorus members or online. As always, children are admitted for free.


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



Moving to Glory: A Gospel and Spirituals Concert


      with Wanda Houston, Michael Brown and pastor Sheila Sholes-Ross

      First Baptist Church, Pittsfield


Kick the Winter Blues: A Feast of Operetta

March 22, 2015 Sunday at 3:00

      Annual “family funraiser” with food, auction, Gilbert & Sullivan and more

      Duffin Theatre, Lenox Memorial High School, Lenox


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, John Bellemer, John Cheek

      The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield


Into the Light: Russian Orthodox Sacred Music

June 28, 2015, Sunday at 3:00

     with the Konevets Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia

     St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 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





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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. 


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

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