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VPR Choral Hour 5/15 and 5/17: Welcome, Eric Brooks!

Eric Brooks is the interim host of the VPR Choral Hour
Eric Brooks
Eric Brooks is the interim host of the VPR Choral Hour

Help us welcome interim host, Eric Brooks, and enjoy a singalong by Liszt on this week's VPR Choral Hour!

This week on the VPR Choral Hour, we are very excited to welcome interim host, Eric Brooks, who presents his first program on VPR Classical. He'll take us on a musical journey through the 20th century with a varied program, including works of Benjamin Britten, Veljo Tormis, and Jean Sibelius. Even the singalong this week, Liszt's 1865 Missa Choralis, anticipates 20th century harmonies.

Help us give a warm welcome to Eric: tune in to the VPR Choral hour, Sunday Morning at 11, and Tuesday evening at 8.

Download the Singalong Music here:

Franz Liszt - Missa Choralis

More about Eric:
Eric K. Brooks is a native of Montpelier. In addition to studying voice at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY, Eric holds bachelor’s degrees in both Business Administration and Music from Northern Vermont University. Eric has performed with many vocal and instrumental groups in Vermont and New England, including Melisma, the Oriana Singers, Burlington Choral Society, Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Vermont Opera Theatre, and Vermont Symphonic Winds. Eric is an original member of the Vermont-based professional A Cappella group Counterpoint, and he has previously been featured as a soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and New York Choral Society. He makes his home in the hills of Waterbury and is employed as a Financial Specialist at the Vermont Department of Public Safety.

Helen Lyons serves as the Music Manager and host of Vermont Public Classical’s Monday-Saturday morning program. She grew up in Williston, Vermont, and holds a BA in Music from Wellesley College and Artist Diplomas from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She has enjoyed an international singing career spanning three continents, performing in Europe, China, The Philippines and the USA.