Broadmoor Chamber Singers, founded in 1979, is a community chorus based in Natick, Massachusetts. This ensemble provides opportunities for rehearsing, performing, and experiencing diverse choral music. The Broadmoor Chamber Singers endeavor to enrich the Metrowest area culturally through exposure to varied musical works. Members of the group work to foster a sense of community across towns, while sharing a unique musical experience. The chorus sustains itself through public and private fundraising as well as recruitment, publicity, and ticketed events.
June Ambush has been Artistic Director of the Broadmoor Chamber Singers since the fall of 2005.
Ms. Ambush's education includes a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C. and four certification levels from the Kodaly Music Institute in Boston.
She has served as music educator and performing artist since 1972. She performed with various jazz and R&B bands for eleven years, and served for twenty years as keyboardist for the Christ Temple of Godly Wisdom Ministry in Framingham, Massachusetts.
From 1972 to 1985 Ms. Ambush taught piano classes at the Sewell Music Conservatory in Washington, D.C. She served the Boston Public Schools as Music Specialist and Choral Director at the John Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester, MA, and as Choral Instructor at the Roland Hayes School of Music — a magnet school for the John D. O'Bryant School of Science and Mathematics in Roxbury, MA. She taught theory classes and directed the Training Choir for the Treble Chorus of New England's summer program in Andover, MA. From 2004 to 2008 she served as the Neighborhood Site Director for the Boston Children's Chorus' young training choirs.
Ms. Ambush retired after a prestigious forty-six year teaching career on June 30, 2018.
In the spring of 1979, a group of friends under the direction of Floice Lund began singing together in the kitchen of the wildlife sanctuary director’s home on the grounds of Broadmoor Audubon Sanctuary in Natick, Massachusetts. Since that time, the Broadmoor Chamber Singers have performed extensively in New England for music-loving audiences at Faneuil Hall, the Hammond Castle, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Higgins Armory and numerous churches.
The group is known for its diverse repertoire.
1983-1997 Jonathan Rappaport 1997-2001 Kathleen Atteberry 2001-2003 Daniel Jason Bishop 2003-2004 Nathan Zullinger 2004-2005 Rebecca Kenneally, Interim Director