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. 

Auditions Schedule Fall 2014

Students are strongly encouraged to audition early in the first week of classes. 

The choral audition schedule is posted on the bulletin board by room 307 in the Mahaney Center for the Arts (music department office area). Walk-ins are welcome if time is available.

You may email Professor Buettner to arrange a time outside this schedule if necessary.

April 29 - May 1, 2016

Friday, April 29

8:00 PM Opening Concert

Robison Concert Hall, Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts

This concert will feature vocal music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods combined with modern dance choreographed by Scotty Hardwig and performed by students in the Middlebury College Dance Department. Selections include Monteverdi's “Lamento d’Arianna", theorbo duets, and motets and madrigals of Francisco Guerrero, Carlo Gesualdo, Robert White and John Bennet.

Jeff Rehbach

Director, Community Choir

 
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 Mahaney Center for the Arts

Jeffrey Buettner

Director of Choral Activities

Associate Professor of Music

 
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 on leave academic year

Women's Glee Club

Women's Glee Club sings a cappella and accompanied music of many genres including popular, world music, folk, classical and new music. Come join us! Glee rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 PM in Mead Chapel. Glee performs in music department choral concerts and for Middlebury area community outreach events each semester. For more information contact Jeff Buettner, conductor at buettner@middlebury.edu or x5938.

 

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. 

Choral Ensembles

Choir Fall 2010

Middlebury College offers auditioned and non-auditioned vocal ensembles and exciting performance opportunities every semester.

Choral ensembles at Middlebury perform on campus, in the community, and tour regionally.

Choral music in the air at Middlebury, and on tour of Northeast

The College Choir embarked on a highly successful tour of Connecticut, Boston and New York City over spring break, April 21-26, 2009. The tour included concerts at the phenomenal Trinity Church in the City of Boston, St. Michael's Church on 99th Street in Manhattan, and the New York Society for Ethical Culture on Central Park. The choir sang contemporary choral music, madrigals, and folk music, and a short choral drama featured several Middlebury student soloists. The trip also included a visit to an alum's high school chorus, and joint concerts with Saengerfest Men's Chorus in Boston, the United Nations International School Chamber Ensemble, and Philip Hamilton '82 and his a cappella project, Voices. The choir gave a home concert of the tour program on March 30 at Middlebury. 

2008-2009 marks the successful establishment of two new Music Department ensembles, the Men's and Women's Glee Clubs. The men's group offers a department ensemble singing group for men to learn vocal technique and a variety of repertoire, as well as ensemble singing. The women's group grew to 15 members this year and performed selections from "Gloria" by the 17th century master Antonio Vivaldi, with chamber orchestra, as well as several modern pieces and adaptations of international folk music. The Women's Glee Club is conducted by Jessica Allen. With the addition of the Glees, the Middlebury Music Department now has more students singing in ensembles than in the past several years, mostly students who have little or no contact with the department outside of those ensembles.

In May the College Choir performed five Ukrainian Romani songs, with several Middlebury student soloists and a student guitarist. The songs arrangements are the result of field research by Director of Choral Activities Jeffrey Buettner, who returns to Ukraine in June to share the recordings of the College Choir with Romani musicians there. Also on the program were three songs for chorus and piano by Johannes Brahms.

College Community Chorus brings together town and gown

One of the ways that town and gown come together in Middlebury is through the 100-member College Community Chorus, headed up by Jeff Rehbach, who works in LIS. On Tuesday and Sunday evenings during the fall and spring semesters, a couple of dozen students -- some who love singing, others singing in a choir for the first time -- join folks from throughout the greater Addison County area (including College staff and alumni) to share in the experience of making music together.