About

The Middlebury College Choir is a community of undergraduate singers of diverse musical backgrounds and interests who seek to share and excell in choral music performance as a substantial part of their education and development as global citizens. Conducted by Associate Professor of Music Jeffrey Buettner, 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 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.
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 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.

Auditions information 

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Fall Semester 2018

Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, November 16-18

  • Friday, November 16, Middlebury
    • 2:30 PM warm up/rehearsal
    • 5:30 PM dinner
    • 7:30 PM concert - Concert Hall, MCA
  • Saturday, November 17, Castleton
    • 11:45 AM drive to Castleton
    • 12:45 PM College Choir rehearsal
    • 1:30 PM full rehearsal
    • 3:00 PM concert, Castleton University
  • Sunday, November 18, Colchester
    • 11:45 AM drive to Colchester
    • 12:45 PM College Choir rehearsal
    • 1:30 PM full rehearsal
    • 3:00 PM concert, St. Michael's College Chapel

Lesson and Carols

Sunday, December 10, 4 & 7:30 PM Mead Chapel 

Spring Semester 2019

Spanish Music Concert wiht Paco Alvarez

Friday, March 1, 7:30 PM Concert Hall

Middlebury Bach Concert

Sunday, March 10, 3:00 PM Concert Hall

Middlebury Composers and Alumni Concert

Saturday, April 6, 7:30 PM Concert Hall

Senior Week Choral Concert

Friday May 24, 8:00 PM Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

Baccalaureate

Saturday May 25, 2:15 PM Mead Chapel

NYC Tour

May 27-30 (TBD)

Middlebury College Choir

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

College Choir at performances of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, fall 1014.

"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