In HOWL – an eclectic chorus – students rehearse, discuss, and perform choral repertoires of various genres including classical masterworks, indigenous world music, and popular styles. The chorus performs a cappella as well as with piano and assorted instrumental accompaniment. Students receive instruction in healthy vocal technique and desirable ensemble attributes: intonation, blend, balance, appropriate tone quality, and critical listening. This ensemble performs at different venues on and off campus, including at universities, local events, parent and alumni events, and twice in the past 10 years has even performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City (the Lord Nelson Mass of Joseph Haydn with the New England Symphonic Ensemble and Gloria of Francis Poulenc).
Clearlakes Chorale is the community chorus in Wolfeboro. It is comprised of 70 or so voices (including Brewster students and faculty) and performs two or three concerts a year of a "mostly classical" nature. Any student is welcome to join Clearlakes, which rehearses on Thursday evenings on campus.
This course is designed for the student musician who wishes to perform from both the standard chamber music repertoire as well as contemporary arrangements for "classical" style instrumentation. Several performances are scheduled throughout the year. Chris Nourse directs.
Brewster’s Jazz Band focuses on performing a variety of styles in small group settings. There is an emphasis on improvisation with the fundamentals of music theory covered to develop improvisational skills. Members also listen to various artists.
For more information about music offerings, please e-mail director Andy Campbell.