The Mount Holyoke Music Department offers a variety of music throughout the year performed by faculty, visiting artists, choral and instrumental ensembles and students. All concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Concert venues on the Mount Holyoke campus include McCulloch Auditorium in Pratt Hall, Abbey Memorial Chapel and Chapin Auditorium. Pratt Music Hall is located at the southern end of campus on Lower Lake Rd. View the campus map for more details.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, April 3
Chorale Spring Concert -- Aglepta
Lindsay Pope directs. Join the Mount Holyoke Chorale for an afternoon of really old works juxtaposed against really new (weird) works. Featured pieces by Hildegaard, Felix Mendelssohn, and Nicola Porpora alongside Philip Glass, Arne Mellnas, and a world premiere by Mount Holyoke's own Peter Jones. Special guest performances by the Mount Holyoke Chamber Singers and the Amherst College Glee Club (Mallorie Chernin, conductor).
Sunday, April 17
Flute Choir Spring Concert
Music by Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn and others. Reception to follow in the Warbeke Room. Directed by Alison Hale.
Tuesday, April 19
Five College West African Music Ensemble
Five College students joined by masters of West African music genres in a joyous celebration of music and dance. Faith Conant directs.
Tuesday, April 19
Five College Collegium
Directed by Robert Eisenstein. Music of Renaissance Italy for voices, winds, and viols.
Wednesday, April 20
Klezmos! The Mount Holyoke Klezmer Band
Join us for a spring fling of music and dance from Eastern Europe and Out of this World! Adrianne Greenbaum directs.
Friday, April 22
Spring Jazz -- Blues in the Night
The annual Spring Concert from the Big Band, Chamber, and Vocal Jazz Ensembles spotlights the color blue as well as the blues form, with music by Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, and Van Morrison. Mark Gionfriddo directs.
Saturday, April 23
MHC Glee Club with the Cornell Glee Club Performs Martin Mass for Double Choir
The Mount Holyoke College Glee Club welcomes the Cornell Glee Club under the direction of Robert Issacs, for a collaborative choral performance. Each choir will perform an individual set, culminating in a combined performance of the 20th century a cappella masterwork, Mass for Double Choir by Frank Martin. Lindsay Pope conducts the combined forces.