Spring Choral Concert

Handel’s Great Oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus
Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA

Frank Nemhauser, Berkshire Bach Singers, orchestra, and guest soloists


A tribute to Pittsfield’s 250th Birthday

In the wake of the defacing of a Pittsfield temple, the shootings in Arizona, and turmoil in the Middle East, Berkshire Bach dedicates its spring choral concert to promoting tolerance and understanding through the musical glory of Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, which over the centuries has come to represent the struggles of a people to find their place within the community and live in peace.


George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)
Judas Maccabaeus (HWV 63)


Katharine Dain, Soprano.                  Israelitish Woman
Mary Gerbi, Mezzo Soprano.            Israelitish Man and Israelitish Priest
Daniel Molkentin, Tenor.                   Judas Maccabaeus.
Charles Wesley Evans, Baritone.      Simon

Click here to view the Libretto

Tickets are now on sale at the Colonial Theatre Box Office (413 997-4444) or online:

$10  (about one third of the available tickets)
$25 ($20 for BBS members), and $35 ($30 for BBS members)
Children and students with IDs are free (as always!)
$75 Special ticket price for Inner Circle Seats with Reception.