Every Voice Belongs: A Benefit

Join us on on Sunday, May 12th for our annual House Concert

to benefit Berkshire Children’s Chorus

Get your tickets here.

Or contribute to our $15,000 fundraising campaign here.

More about mezzo soprano Adriana Zabala

Having performed more than 55 roles with companies nationally (Seattle, Minnesota, San Diego Operas, etc.) and abroad, mezzo soprano Adriana Zabala has also created roles in 7 American operas and dramatic works, including the title roles in Sister Carrie and The Trial of Susan B. Anthony, and the role of Sister James in Doubt, recently broadcast on PBS’ Great Performances.

She has been a guest soloist with orchestras including the Minnesota Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New Jersey Symphony, the Jerusalem Symphony, and The Handel and Hayden Society, and has appeared in recital at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Wolf Trap, the Source Song Festival, and the New York Festival of Song.

She is featured on several recordings including the premieres of Viardot’s Le Dernier Sorcier and in  the title role of Aldridge’s Sister Carrie, and is an alumna of Louisiana State University, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and young artist programs at the Santa Fe, Seattle, and Wolf Trap Operas. Ms. Zabala was recently named a Distinguished Vocal Artist of the American Prize, 2021.

Recent engagements include the title role of Nadia Boulanger in the chamber music play Nadia, a reprisal of the role of Paula in the Spanish premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas with Opera Tenerife, her role debut of Madeline in Three Decembers with Berkshire Opera, and two world premiere recordings, Song Cycles of Dominick Argento, and Steal a Pencil for Me with Opera Colorado.

Zabala is a frequent national adjudicator and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, The National Opera Association, and Opera America. She was Fulbright Scholar at the Mozarteum and is an associate professor of voice at Yale University.


Take a look our “2023 In-Review” below to see some highlights from the past year! As you can see, we took our 30+ year legacy of beautiful music making to new heights in 2023. We have so much in store for 2024 – but we cannot do it without your help. Will you step into this adventure with us?  Make a donation online, or send a check to Berkshire Children’s Chorus, P.O. Box 18 Sheffield, MA 01257. Berkshire Children’s Chorus also accepts gifts of stock.

With Gratitude,

Alice Maggio, Board President
Board Members: Dani Dillon, Nate Ehrich, Luan Fisher, Jennie Jadow

Our mission

Berkshire Children’s Chorus creates a place of belonging where young people grow and find their voices by singing together. 

Berkshire Children’s Chorus is a non-profit community organization that provides choral music education to young people in grades 3 to 12 from Berkshire County and beyond. The Chorus was founded in 1990 by Nancy Loder and is currently led by Ryan LaBoy. 

“I love being in The Berkshire Children’s Chorus because I love singing. It just brings me joy and I have these moments when I’m singing where everything feels exactly right.” – Miranda, grade 7.