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The Middlebury College Choir is a community of undergraduate singers of diverse musical backgrounds and interests who seek to share and excel in choral music performance as a substantial part of their education and development as global citizens. Conducted by Jeffrey Buettner, Professor of Music, the Choir sings music of the choral canon, folk music of different global traditions, American music and new compositions. College Choir performs choral-orchestral works with student and guest instrumentalists, and student and alumni soloists are featured frequently. Past repertoire includes works by Benjamin Britten, Tarik O'Regan, Johannes Brahms, and choral-orchestral works by Gabriel Fauré, G. F. Handel (including the oratorio Esther in 2017), Wolfgang Mozart, Leonard Bernstein and several cantatas and major works by J.S. Bach. In 2019, the College Choir premeired And I Shall Sing by Christina Whitten Thomas '01, commissioned by the College Choir.
College Choir performs concerts each semester, including the Middlebury Bach Concerts, Lessons and Carols, and annual College services. College Choir has also performed several semi-staged operas with the Opera Company of Middlebury.
College Choir tours domestically and internationally, including Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (2018), Berlin, Leipzig, Prague and Vienna (2014), and Montréal (2013). The Choir toured to New York and Brooklyn (2019), Boston and New York (2016), Washington, DC (2015), Monterey and San Francisco (2011), and Boston and New York City (2009). College Choir travels to the New York City area in May-June 2019.

Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, The Chapel.

For information, please contact the Music Department or email/call Jeffrey Buettner, (802) 443-5938.

For links to 2019-2021 recorded performances, please visit and our YouTube channel.

Current members, click here for the Choir member information website.

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Middlebury College Choir

Middlebury College ChoirCollege Choir on break at performances of Purcell's DIDO AND AENEAS, October 2015 with the Opera Company of Middlebury, Jeffrey Buettner, guest conductor.

College Choir at performances of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, October 2014.

"Real intimacy was achieved with the singers...Jeffrey Buettner directed the Middlebury College Choir — they really got it." - Rutland Herald, 10/5/2014

Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753