Welcome to the Circle of Song Website!
Circle of Song is a multi-generational community chorus that sings a wide variety of music in four part harmony. Circle of Song sings from September through May, meeting weekly on Thursday evenings in Barre, MA at the home of Julie and her husband Jack (also a member), from 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM. We have 2 major concerts per year at Christmas time and in May with other special concerts sprinkled throughout the year. The chorus sings a lot of classical, world music, American traditional, spirituals, and anything gorgeous that comes our way and suits our fancy.
Circle of Song was originally started by Beth Bryant and Julie Rawson in the fall of 2001. Beth and Julie both have a long history of involvement in community music and music education, both instrumentally and vocally. It was their intent to create a chorus where becoming a better musician was a high priority, where involvement by all age groups and abilities was appreciated and welcomed, and where people could build community through musical expression.
Though she has come back to guest direct, Beth officially left as co-director in the spring of 2004. She moved out of the area in 2006. Circle of Song is directed by Julie now with regular guest appearances by members of the chorus as they express interest.