About

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, Mead Chapel.

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

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

Auditions information 

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Fall 2019 Calendar

Saturday, September 21, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

College Choir fall retreat at Wild Roots Farm, Bristol, Vermont

Saturday, September 28 1:00 PM, Mead Chapel

Fall Family Weekend Chapel Steps Concert

Saturday, October 26, 3:00 PM, Mead Chapel

Concert with Camerata chamber choir (Denmark) - Mead Chapel

Tuesday, November 12-13 (tent.): overnight NYC trip

(No rehearsal Wednesday, November 27, Thanksgiving)

Sunday, December 8: Lessons and Carols

4:00 PM Service 1
7:00 PM Service 2


Spring 2020

Thursday, January 9, Robison Concert Hall

7:30 PM Concert with Yale Glee Club

Sunday, April 5, 3:00 PM, Robison Concert Hall 

Bach Concert: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 61 & 62

Saturday, April 26, 3:00 PM, Mead Chapel

College Choir Spring Choral Concert with guest ensemble Choral Chameleon

Friday, May 22 8:00 PM, Robison Concert Hall

Senior Week Choral Concert

Saturday, May 23 2:15 PM, Mead Chapel

Baccalaureate

May 25-27

Boston Alumni Concert Trip (tent.)


College Choir for Course Credit

College Choir is listed as MUSC 0205B. You do not need to register for College Choir, though you do need to audition. You may receive one academic credit for College Choir, one time, following two semesters of full participation.

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