Community Life

The Brearley Singers

Established in 1993, The Brearley Singers is a premier, inclusive and welcoming non-audition choral group under the innovative leadership of Music Director Keith Burton. Its approximately 85 members – comprising past and present Brearley parents, alumnae, staff members and friends – present a varied program of classical and modern works in two concerts a year. 

No musical experience is required to join – only a willingness to learn, practice and participate in this all-volunteer group. If you have never sung in a group before, or think you don't sing well enough to join one, you will find The Brearley Singers to be a wonderfully supportive environment where you can experience the joy of singing exceptional music. 

Our Holiday Concert will be held on 
Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at
The Church of The Holy Trinity 
316 East 88th St.
(between First and Second Avenues)

The Brearley Singers will present a wonderful program consisting of short pieces sung in English, French, German and Latin. Music director Keith Burton has chosen most of these gems with “the reverberant acoustics” of the concert venue and the special Neo-Baroque organ in mind. He has grouped the songs under several themes: one of them is that of a calm, enchanting evening, featuring Elgar’s How Calmly the Evening, Saint-Saëns’ Calme des Nuits and How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place, an excerpt from Brahms’ German Requiem. Another group of songs consists of two pieces of the Gregorian chant, a form of monophonic, unaccompanied sacred song of the western Roman Catholic Church: Bruckner’s Tota pulchra es Maria and Ubi Caritas, a traditional chant set in a modern harmonic vocabulary by contemporary Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo.

As an extra treat, Brearley’s perennially popular a cappella group, the B-Naturals, will sing their own repertoire of hauntingly beautiful songs under the direction of Karyn Joaquino.
!Come sing with us!

For more information or to join, contact

Our 2016 Spring Concert presented a striking program featuring Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes and Palmeri’s MISA TANGO (Misa a Buenos Aires); its 20th Anniversary year.

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