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Vassar College Choir (Choir)

Founded: 1971 - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

The Vassar College Choir, formed in 1971, is an auditioned mixed choral ensemble of approximately 50 singers. Repertoire includes a cappella and accompanied works from the Renaissance to the 21st century as well as major works for orchestra including Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, L.v. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Requiems by W.A. Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Maurice Duruflé, and others. In past years, the choir has toured in Italy, Germany, and the Northeastern USA. All three ensembles (Vassar College Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Madrigal Singers) toured in Oxford, London, and Paris during spring break 2012. The choir has been invited numerous times to perform at Carnegie Hall, most recently under the baton of John Rutter. Recent premieres include works by Tarik O'Regan and Leonard Enns. All Vassar students are invited to audition for the choir; current members must re-audition each year.

Since 2003, the director of the Vassar College Choir is Christine Howlett.

 

Source: Music Department At Vassar College Website; Photo 02: © Vassar College/ Michael Nelson
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Aryeh Oron (October 2015)

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