Ensembles

Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir 

Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir is comprised of 30-40 singers (community amateur musicians, college music students, local music teachers, and semi-professional singers). The ensemble performs both sacred and secular repertoire of various genres, time periods. Acceptance in Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir is through a short ‘vocal check’ administered by the director. Contact info@opusonchamberchoir.com for more information. 


Season: August - June 

Rehearsals: Sundays (6:00-8:00pm), Nativity Lutheran Church 

Participation Obligations:
      OPTION 1: $80 Participation Fee / Ticket Requirement
      OPTION 2: $150 Participation Fee/ No Ticket Requirement

Opus One: ECHO 

ECHO is Opus One's select 12-15 vocal ensemble, specializing in the performance of music from the early Baroque and modern eras. ECHO presents concerts of its own and is often featured in the main Chamber Choir's events as well. Local businesses and community organizations may also book private performances of this ensemble. ECHO singers are selected from the ranks of Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir through audition. Contact info@opusonechamberchoir.com for more information. 
 

Opus One ECHO frequently performs at the breathtaking Jesuit Center in Wernersville, PA. 
 

Opus One: Masterwork Chorus  


ELIJAH 
by Felix Mendelssohn 

Sunday, October 25 (4:00pm)
Christ Episcopal, Reading, PA

*Featuring the Berks Youth Chorus' MasterSingers  

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Elijah/Season 9 Info Meeting - Sun, Aug 2 (6pm)

Rehearsals = 6:00 - 8:00pm
Aug 9, 16, 23, 30
Sept 6, 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18

DRESS REHEARSALS

Friday, October 23 
Saturday, October 24

6:00-9:00pm

Opus One: Masterwork Chorus is comprised of around 50 local singers who are not necessarily a part of the regular Berks Chamber Choir. This ensemble has a more condensed rehearsal schedule and performs more substantial repertoire of the standard choral canon. The Masterwork Chorus has performed such works as Mozart's Requiem, Fauré's Requiem, Vaughan Williams' Hodie, and Ernest Bloch's Sacred Service. Singers with all degrees of musical ability are encouraged to take part in the Masterwork Chorus. If interested, please contact info@opusonechamberchoir.com.


All Community Singers Welcome (by audition)
Participation Fee:
$30 / Singers are encouraged to sell 3 tickets 

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