A vibrant, inspiring, and supportive opportunity for singing at Middlebury.
Students, alumni, staff, faculty, and community members join together to sing a broad selection of repertoire spanning historical and contemporary chorus genres, as well as newly-composed choral music. Rehearsals take place roughly according to the college semester schedule, culminating in performances at the end of each semester.
Tuesday 6:30-8:30 PM College Chapel
Supplemental rehearsal Sunday 6:30-8:30 PM College Chapel
Jeffrey Buettner, conductor
Timothy Guiles, pianist
Fall Concert December 4, 3:00 PM, Robison Concert Hall
The program includes
Salve Regina by Ukrainian composer Dmytro Malyi
World Premiere, commissioned in 2022
Requiem by Gabriel Fauré
Eleanor Mayerfeld ‘19.5, soprano
Tevan Goldberg ‘18, baritone
The concert is free and open to the public.
New singers are welcome! Audition is not required.
The Chorus is open without audition to all college students, adults, and high school students who love to sing. Please contact Jeff Buettner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in singing, or you are welcome to join us for a rehearsal. An appointment to meet with Professor Buettner is recommended, but an audition is not required in order to sing with the Chorus.
The Chorus Experience
Students have commented that the Community Chorus provides a place to sing, to explore music together, and to make life-long friends with others from on- and off-campus.
“I am so happy I decided to take choir. I would definitely recommend it! Singing allows students to decompress and re-contextualize their collegiate lives… I learned about the collaboration, patience, and self-awareness that is required to make collective art… I’ve learned how to read music, to work as part of a team, to train my own voice to fit a part, to take care of myself so that I can sing, and to value having friends in the community.”
Note: Middlebury College students may optionally take Chorus for credit over two semesters as a fifth course, MUSC0205C. You must register in the second semester, by instructor approval. Along with singing in rehearsal and performance, the credit includes listening and writing assignments that vary by semester.
Email Jeff Buettner at email@example.com for more information, or join a rehearsal.