Berkeley Community Chorus Auditions
Auditions for the Berkeley Community Chorus will be held on Tuesday, March 3, at the Christ Reformed United Church of Christ located at 117 E. Burke Street in downtown Martinsburg. Prospective members must schedule an audition time between 7 - 9p.m. by calling 540-431-8422 or leaving a message on www.facebook.com/berkeleycommunitychorus. An audition consists of vocal exercises to determine voice range and quality. A prepared solo is optional, and the ability to read music is recommended, not required.
The chorus is enjoying its eighth season of providing beautiful choral music in Berkeley County, and is a social and musical opportunity for singers in the Eastern Panhandle.
Holiday Concert 2019
The Berkeley Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Poland, will present its 2019 Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at St. Leo Catholic Church located at 2109 Sulphur Springs Road, Inwood, WV. The concert will include Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, featuring Dr. Tula Ruggiero, harpist, and a wide variety of seasonal selections accompanied by David Asbury, pianist, or performed a cappella. Tickets for the concert will be sold at the door for $10 Adult, $8 Senior, and children 12 & under free of charge.
Please, refer to the Repertoire, Holiday Concert 2019 tab for concert selections.
Spring Concert 2019
Berkeley Community Chorus' Spring Concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.,
at the Airborne Church, 172 Creative Place (off of Rock Cliff Drive), Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Please, refer to the Repertoire, Spring Concert 2019 tab for concert selections.
Tickets for the concert will be sold at the door for $10 Adult, $8 Senior, and children 12 & under free of charge.
BCC Donates to Musselman Middle School Show Choir
The members of Berkeley Community Chorus, with the donations received at our 2018 Spring Concert, agreed to give $350 to Spectrum Show Choir at Musselman Middle School. We want to show our utmost appreciation to choir director, Miss Shayla Brown, and the students that assisted us during the concert.
BCC Makes Donation to Apollo Civic Theatre
Thanks to our generous audience at our 2017 Holiday Concert, BCC was able to donate $200 to the Apollo Civic Theatre, accepted by Mr. Michael Noll, ACT Board Officer President . We want to thank Mr. Noll for allowing BCC to use the Apollo for the concert. It is a lovely venue with history that runs deep.
BCC Makes Donation to Martinsburg High School
BCC was able to donate $250 to the Music Department at Martinsburg High School with the donations received at the 2017 Spring Concert. Chorus Director, Dr. Jeff Poland presented a check to Kaitlyn Schramm, MHS Choral Director. Thank you to attendees for contributing to a wonderful cause. As BCC continues to grow, we hope to donate more in the future. Thanks again to MHS for allowing us to use their facilities for our concert.
BCC Makes Donations to Berkeley County Humane Society & CCAP: Loaves and Fishes!
Thanks to the generous donors at our 2016 Holiday Concert, BCC was able to donate $200 each to BCHC and Loaves and Fishes. Chorus Director, Dr. Jeff Poland, and Board President, Rick Morris, presented checks to Brandi Bowers, manager of BCHC, and Phil Steptoe, Board President of Loaves and Fishes. This is the first year that BCC has made a donation to local charitable organizations with money received from a performance.
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