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 for more information.
Season: August - June
Rehearsals: Sundays (6:00-8:00pm), Nativity Lutheran Church
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 for more information.
Opus One ECHO frequently performs at the breathtaking Jesuit Center in Wernersville, PA.
Opus One: Masterwork Chorus
by Felix Mendelssohn
Sunday, October 25 (4:00pm)
Christ Episcopal, Reading, PA
*Featuring the Berks Youth Chorus' MasterSingers
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
Friday, October 23
Saturday, October 24
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Community Singers Welcome (by audition)
Participation Fee: $30 / Singers are encouraged to sell 3 tickets