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, comprising of 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.
We invite new members in all voice parts for our 29th season (2022-23) which resumes at 7 PM on Monday, September 12, 2022.
Rehearsals are on Mondays 7-8:45 at The Brearley School on 590 E 83rd Street.
We are pleased to present the following for our Holiday Concert on December 16, entitled The Choral Arc of the Universe is Song. The Singers fall musical program highlights matters of critical importance in our unsettled world, immigration and the immigrant experience among them. Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies, a collection of ten Spanish-themed songs, uses texts of Basque, Catalonian, Puerto Rican, Spanish, Andalucian, Castilian, and Mexican origin to spin a narrative of many moods and rhythms. The other featured work is a cantata of the Ellis Island experience, The Golden Door, by Ronald Perera, which draws on oral histories of immigrants. As Perera himself put it, "In the simple, flat prose of these interviews I found poetry, and I found universal human themes of uprooting and transplanting, longing and hope, suffering and fear, courage and despair, and—perhaps most characteristic among immigrants to America—gratitude.
Potential new members should reach out to the Membership Chair of The Brearley Singers Membership at email@example.com
Please note that we adhere to The Brearley School's Covid safety restrictions i.e; KN95 or equivalent masks to be worn at all times while on school property and while singing. Proof of vaccinations and signed attestation form (to be signed on-line and printed) to be presented to Security upon arrival to the school. At this time, no snacks will be offered during rehearsals, you are welcome to bring your water bottle.
Communications Chair/Brearley Singers