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Concert: Ubi Caritas
- Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015
- Time: 5:00pm
Berkshire Lyric will present its chamber choir Ubi Caritas in a series of choral concerts to raise money for Berkshire County food pantries on Sunday August 2. Three concerts will take place over the course of a single afternoon, starting at 1 PM at the First Baptist Church Pittsfield, followed by a 3 PM concert at St. Mark’s R.C. Church in Pittsfield and ending with a 5 PM concert at the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken to directly benefit food pantries that are supported by the these three congregations in Berkshire County.
Ubi Caritas is Berkshire Lyric’s select a cappella chorus of 22 Berkshire County singers ages 16-26. The program of a cappella sacred masterpieces includes music by William Byrd, John Rutter, Paul Mealor, and Healy Willan as well as spiritual and hymn arrangements by Mack Wilburg, William Dawson and Warren Martin. This is the fourth summer that this chorus has collaborated with Berkshire County churches to raise funds and awareness for local missions.
This summer chorus of outstanding young singers from the Berkshires is led by our church member and Berkshire Lyric’s artistic director Jack Brown. He is also on the faculty of Simon’s Rock College and The Hotchkiss School. In addition to Ubi Caritas, Berkshire Lyric includes the 90 voice Berkshire Lyric Chorus and the Blafield Children’s Chorus for local young singers ages 6-14. Berkshire Lyric celebrated its 53rd Season this past May with an opera concert at The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield and will end next season with a return to Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall in May 2016. The programs of Berkshire Lyric are supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, including the local councils of Northern Berkshire, Pittsfield and Stockbridge. For more information, please go to www.BerkshireLyricInfo.org or call 413 298 5365.