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About Us

The Bennington County Choral Society is a mixed adult chorus of voices drawn from southern Vermont and nearby New York and Massachusetts communities. It aims to foster an environment in which chorus members coalesce as a group and develop as an ensemble, with the goal of growing musically through weekly rehearsals and biannual performances that are a source of pride and pleasure.

The Choral Society is open to all ages and singing/reading abilities and performs two concerts each year. Auditions are not required to join. Members are expected to bring a love of singing and are asked to pay the appropriate dues as outlined in our upcoming events page. 

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Meet Our Director Brian Dukeshier

We are excited to welcome Dr. Brian Dukeshier as the new Artistic Director of the Bennington County Choral Society. He has over 20 years of private, elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels of choral, piano, theory, orchestral, and vocal instruction. Dr. Dukeshier comes to us from Colorado’s University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music where he has been conducting choirs, overseeing graduate students, teaching choral pedagogy and private conducting, while working as a collaborative pianist. He has been an active pianist and vocalist with the Colorado Symphony for a number of years as well and is the Assistant Conductor of Ars Nova, a professional choral ensemble in Boulder, Colorado. He has advanced degrees in classical piano performance, choral conducting, and orchestral conducting as well as extensive study in music theory.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Janice Leslie - President

Wendy Lyons - Vice President

Laurie Gormley - Treasurer

Julie Haupt - Recording Secretary

Michelle Marrocco - Member

Michael Downs - Member

Ed Heys - Member

Chris Richmond - Member

Carol Poppe - Member