College Community Chorus
College Community Chorus – Students, alumni, staff, faculty, and community members join together to sing classical works alongside newly composed choral music and arrangements of traditional and popular songs, culminating in a performance in Mead Chapel each semester.
Students often note that this 90-voice chorus provides a place not only to sing and explore music together, but to make life-long friends with others from on- and off-campus, and to take a break and feel a sense of accomplishment from rehearsal to rehearsal leading up to our concerts! Jeff Rehbach conducts, Tim Guiles accompanies.
Join us for rehearsals – no auditions – on Sundays or Tuesdays beginning September 9 at 7pm in Mead Chapel. The Chorus may also be taken for credit as MUSC0250C. Email conductor Jeff Rehbach, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or simply come to a rehearsal!
Our Annual Thanksgiving concert celebration, featuring Middlebury composer Sam Guarnaccia's Emergent Universe Oratorio.
Sunday afternoon, Nov.23,
Mead Chapel, free
Mother's Day Concert
Sunday afternoon, May 10,
Mead Chapel, free
Our Fall 2014 program
Join us for an exciting fall program as we prepare for our annual Thanksgiving performance on Sunday, Nov. 23 in Mead Chapel. We'll mix some wonderful classical works with contemporary a cappella selections, and feature excerpts from Middlebury composer (and chorus member) Sam Guarnaccia's powerfully moving Emergent Universe Oratorio, that premiered just a one year ago, based.
Haydn: "The Heavens are Telling" from The Creation
Handel: selections from Chandos Anthem No. 6: "Put Thy Trust in God"; "As Pants the Hart"; "In the Voice of Praise and Thanksgiving"
Pete Seeger/Paul Halley, arr: "To my old brown earth"
Stephen Paulus: "Hymn for America"
Vermont composer Sam Guarnaccia: selections from Emergent Universe Oratorio (2013): readings & choruses, including: Eaarth Amen; The Peace of Wild Things; Awakening; To See a World
Middlebury's Annual Messiah Sing
Dec. 21, 2014, at 2:00pm at the Middlebury Congregational Church (corner of Route 7 and Main St.)
For more than 25 years, friends and neighbors travel to downtown Middlebury to participate in the Messiah Sing, sponsored by the College Community Chorus and led by its conductor, Jeff Rehbach.
Once again this year the tradition continues! Music scores are provided (or bring your own!) for singers; if you play a string instrument, flute/oboe, bassoon, or baroque trumpet, orchestra parts are also available at the reading. Donation requested at the door ($5 adult / $10 family).
In addition to choruses, some of the arias from the work are sung by members of our community and college faculty, including, during the past years, Jessica Allen, Leila McVeigh, Grace Weber, sopranos; Heidi Willis, Erin Grainger, altos; François Clemmons, tenor; Joe McVeigh, Jeff Buettner, basses. And, each year, the reading features a harpsichord made by Robert Hicks of Lincoln, VT, in 2011 played by Cynthia Huard, and in 2012 by Larry Hamberlin.
For more information, contact Jeff Rehbach at email@example.com or 802.989.7355 (feel free to leave a message).
Choral selections at the reading include:
And the glory of the Lord
And he shall purify
O thou that tellest
For unto us a child is born
Glory to God
Surely he hath borne our grief
All we like sheep
Lift up your heads
Since by man came death
Worthy is the Lamb...Amen