Member Choir Events

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Here are concerts we know about!
Please send dates/locations as they become available (see address above).
Details about each concert will be provided once released.
Please send your concert listings to Jeff Rehbach!  rehbach [@]

Essex Children’s Choir
Constance Price, director
Open rehearsal. The Choir will place final touches on music to prepare
for rehearsals at the Choirs of America Convergence Festival, June 15-16, at
Carnegie Hall. Guest conductor is Doreen Rao. Gorgeous musical writings have
been chosen for the treble choir: SONGS FOR THE SOUL by A. Ramsey, JOY by
Jocelyn Hagen and DOMé EPAIS from LAKME by Leo Delibes.
I am wishing some of you are available to attend, listen and offer
suggestions where needed. In addition, it will be so helpful if a few male
voices might join the Choir to sing the T and B parts for “May The Road
Rise to Meet You.” The rehearsal will close with music to performed for adjudication during the festival. Selections to be chosen from: O Come, Let Us All A- Maying Go from Semel, Handel, arr. by M. Diack; Autumn Canon, Bardos; Ave Maria, Kodály; Little David, Play On Your Harp and Swing Low Sweet Chariot, both arr., by Harry T. Burleigh; Away in A Manger, arr. by D. Willcocks, and Viva La Musica, trad., arr. by Janos Horvath.
Saturday, June 10, 10:00 am
McCarthy Arts Center
Please email Connie [seeprice @]if you can attend that music may be provided.
Also: You are invited to help send the Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall!
FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON, Saturday, June 10, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Double Tree Hotel, 1117 Williston Rd., South Burlington
Tickets for the luncheon are $35 per person. Tickets may be purchased by:
sending a check payable to “Essex Children’s Choir,” P.O. Box 8374, Essex, VT 05451 or visiting the Essex Children’s Choir website:
The DEADLINE for ticket purchase is FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017.

Solaris Vocal Ensemble
Dawn Willis, director
Solaris performs a special program for the St. Albans Church Street Sounds of the Season concert series (Donna Costes, director). The concert will highlight exceptional choral works by renowned American composer Randall Thompson including his powerful The Last Words of David and his contemplative Alleluia. The versatility of the choral ensemble will be showcased in the range of musical styles to be presented, including Della Joio’s A Jubilant Song plus a folk song arrangement by Vermont’s own Robert DeCormier.
Sunday, June 11, 3:00 pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, St. Albans
Tickets $20 / $15 seniors at the door or in advance at

The Green Mountain Mahler Festival
Brahms Requiem
Daniel Bruce, conductor; Richard Riley, chorus master
A community centered performance of the Brahms Requiem to benefit famine relief in Africa and the Middle East. This will be a single day event at the school with separate orchestra-only and chorus-only rehearsals from 10:00 am – noon and combined rehearsal from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. More information about the event, including registration and music download, is available at the Green Mountain Mahler Festival website.
If you would like to participate, go to and fill out our online registration form. All participants must register.

Chorus: All qualified choristers are welcome to participate. The Peters German version will be used.
Orchestra: All qualified string players are welcome to participate. Winds/brass: Selection will be based on availability of parts and previous participation in GMMF events. If we don’t have a seat for you in the orchestra, we encourage you to sing with the chorus.

Saturday, June 17, 4:30 pm
St. Joseph’s School, 20 Allen Street, Burlington
In conjunction with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, North End Studios, and the Bread and Puppet Theater. Ticket information forthcoming.

Gather at the River choral arts festival
presented by Vermont ACDA
Open to all who love to sing! Featuring Dr. Christopher Kiver (Penn State) leading all the all-conference choir in Brahms’s Liebeslieder, op. 52; and chamber choirs led by Jeff Buettner (Middlebury), David Fryling (Hostra), and Sandra Howard (Keene State), and interest and reading sessions. See all the details and registration information at

Thursday evening concert by vocal jazz ensemble Maple Jam, 7:30 pm
Friday evening concert by the conference choirs, 5:30 pm

Thursday-Friday, June 22-23
Castleton University
donations welcome at the concerts

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