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, many of which are now available online through her company, Chimsee Music Publishing. 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

Come to Next Stage in Putney, Vermont on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 pm to experience “Let’s Fall in Love,” Becky’s Jazz Cabaret debut! Co-created with Musical Director, Alki Steriopoulos, “Let’s Fall In Love,” weaves together jazz classics with snapshots of Becky’s own personal journey in search of love.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door, or $35 for chorus supporters. Tickets are available in advance at Turn it Up in Brattleboro, the Putney Food Coop in Putney, or through Brown Paper Tickets on the Next Stage Arts website. Proceeds from “Let’s Fall in Love” will benefit the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus scholarship fund.

The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus and Animaterra have started up for fall; the BWC is Wednesday nights and Thursday mornings, and Animaterra meets Tuesday nights in Keene.

Chorus Concerts in Brattleboro will be on November 17 and 18 at The Brick Church (formerly the First Baptist Church), and the Animaterra concert will be Saturday, December 1.

The BWC concert, “Keep Hope Alive,” features the voices of over 90 women with accompaniment by Lisa McCormick on guitar, Julian McBrowne on bass, and Lisa McCormick’s ukulele orchestra.

Becky’s a capella quartet, Big Woods Voices, is presenting several Vermont concerts this fall, with their next concert on Friday, November 9th in Bellows Falls. More info and ticket information can be found on the Big Woods Voices website.

Becky now offers original arrangements and compositions available both online and in print through her new imprint, Chimsee Music Publishing.

Becky’s regular singalongs continue at the Bradley House, Thompson House, the Holton Home, and the Gathering Place.