Vermont’s cultural life suffered two significant losses last week with the deaths of choral conductors Blanche Moyse and Dr. James Chapman. Tom Slayton had attended performances by both – those of Blanche Moyse at the Marlboro Music festival, Dr. Chapman’s at UVM. Here is his remembrance.
Ready to travel? Thought so. Today’s stops include a very celebratory Egypt; "Africa" (by Camille Saint-Saens); and music from right here in Vermont – as we remember the rich and vibrant life of Blanche Moyse, who passed away this week.
Blanche Moyse passed away at the age of 101. Today we’ll celebrate her musical legacy and honor her memory with recordings of her violin playing and conducting. Also today, we’ll hear about a concert in Burlington this weekend that features Mendelssohn, and we’ll hear Martha Argerich and friends playing Schumann’s Piano Quintet.
Blanche Moyse, founder of the Brattleboro Music Center and New England Bach Festival, turned 100 in September. We’ll celebrate her centennial and the season with her 1987 New England Bach Festival performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
We celebrate the life and music of musician and chorale
conductor Blanche Moyse. She founded the Brattleboro
Music Center and the New England Bach Festival, and this year she celebrates her 100th birthday.