Musician and Storyteller

Becky Graber is a versatile musician and storyteller.

She is playful and encouraging, creating a spirit of fun and a strong sense of community as she leads others in the joyful pursuit of expressive language and music. Becky has crafted compositions and arrangements for women’s voices (coming in June 2018!), and SATB arrangements are in the works for later release. Becky offers lessons, workshops, and performances in singing and storytelling.

Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, Becky is active in local music making and is on the New Hampshire Arts Council roster. Becky is the founder and conductor of the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus, director of Animaterra Women’s Chorus in Keene, NH, and one of four singers in Big Woods Voices.

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Chimsee Music Publishing

Publishing works for women’s chorus by Becky Graber

Chimsee Music Publishing, founded in 2018, is a press that specializes in works for female voices.  Currently the Chimsee (pronounced “Kim-zee”) catalogue is music composed or arranged by Becky (Rebecca) Graber. Much of the music in the Chimsee catalogue was premiered by the Brattleboro (Vermont) Women’s Chorus, an ensemble Becky founded in 1996, and still directs. Many songs were performed in our Spring 2016 concert at Next Stage Arts in Putney.

Chimsee was my first dog, a gentle and devoted German shepherd who was named after Lake Chiemsee in Germany.  (I’ve spelled his name wrong all my life and at this point I’m going to stick with my mis-spelling.) Chimsee left our family in 1960, at about the same time my parents bought a piano to replace our pump organ, and I began learning how to notate my compositions. -Becky

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Good pals: Chimsee and Baby Becky, circa 1955. Ready for action in Avon Lake, Iowa

Latest News

Summer is here!! Exciting times! A group of 18 singers from Brattleboro will travel to the Sister Singers Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the end of June.

Becky is now DBA (doing business as) Chimsee Music Publishing and now has arrangements and compositions available both online and in print!

The Second Congregational Church in Londonderry, where Becky is choir director and organist, will be celebrating 150 years of faith, hope, and joy on August 19, 2018.

Becky will co-lead workshops with Kristen Carmichael-Bowers and Elizabeth Pittman in July (check the calendar for more details). Her quartet, Big Woods Voices, has concerts lined up for the fall. Regular singalongs will continue at the Bradley House, Thompson House, theHolton Home, and theGathering Place.

And, in the not-so distant future… On Saturday night, October 27th, Becky will present an evening cabaret with her dear friends Alki Steriopoulos tinkling the ivories and Julian McBrowne running the sound at Next Stage Arts in Putney, Vermont.

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