Informal photo on the Chapel steps.
Spring on the Chapel steps.

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.

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Auditions are open for all voice parts! Visit the link below for more information.

2022-2023 Information and Resources

Ronnie Romano ‘20 leads College Choir this academic year, during the leave of Jeff Buettner.


About the Choir

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 premiered And I Shall Sing by Christina Whitten Thomas ‘01, commissioned by the College Choir.

Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in The Chapel.

Performance and Touring

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, 2019, 2022). College Choir travels to Morocco and Spain in May-June 2019.

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


In 2022-2023, please contact Ronnie Romano ‘20, Visiting Lecturer in Music,

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


Hear the Choir performing in concert at the University of Tallinn, May 30, 2018.


Music by Peeter Süda
Estonian folk text (The flax pullers)
Recorded in 2018 for the Baltic States International Tour

"Wachet, Betet" from BWV 70 by J. S. Bach

Excerpt of opening chorus.
Middlebury College Choir and Bach Concert Orchestra
Jeffrey Buettner, conductor
Recorded in 2019