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Simon’s Rock Chorus to perform at St. James Episcopal Church in Great Barrington

A “Musical Aviary,” from 16th century songs to gospel and The Beatles
 
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA –The Simon’s Rock Chorus will present a concert at St. James Episcopal Church in Gt. Barrington on Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.  The concert is called “A Music Aviary, ” as each song in the program will somehow pertain to birds.  The 30-student chorus, directed by Jack Brown, will be accompanied by Harriet Rothstein on piano, and by student performers Kevin Brisco, Karen Lee, and Jessica Lee, on piano, violin, and cello respectively.
 
The concert program will range from songs of 16th century choral masterpieces to gospel music and the Beatles.
 
Jack Brown directs the Simon's Rock Chorus and the Simon's Rock Madrigal Group, and he teaches voice at the college. As a singer he has performed in hundreds of oratorio performances throughout the United States. Recent concerts include the Brahms Requiem in Georgia, Mendelssohn's Elijah in New York City, and Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Illinois. In addition to teaching at Simon's Rock, he directs the choral program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams and teaches voice at both The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Ct. and at The Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield. He has recently become the Artistic Director of The Berkshire Lyric Chorus in Pittsfield.
 
Pianist Harriet Rothstein is new to the area, having arrived from Philadelphia where she holds advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. She has also studied at the Curtis Institute and the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau. She has toured extensively in Europe and also Central and South America, having lived a number of years in Venezuela. She is on the faculty at the Rudolph Steiner School and The Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield.
 
The event is free and open to the public.

Simon's Rock Media Contact:
Briee Della Rocca: 413 644-4706
E-mail: bdellarocca@simons-rock.edu