Chorale

The Chorale (Music 193fs) is an auditioned ensemble open to students from all four classes, graduate students, female faculty and staff. The ensemble meets twice weekly in McCulloch Auditorium--Mondays 7:15-9:30 pm and Wednesdays 4:15-5:45 pm. Students receive 1 academic credit per semester.

Each year, Chorale sings in a variety of languages and in a full range of styles. Sight-reading and music theory are incorporated into rehearsals, balancing musical training with a performance-based curriculum. 

Thousands of women have been involved in singing at Mount Holyoke College and for many it begins right here. If you are interested in belonging to a diverse, artistic community, don't miss singing with an MHC chorus. You will sing great music, make new friends, and have a wonderful time!

Repertoire

2013-2014

David Brunner, Yo le canto todo el dia
David Carpenter (arr.), How Can I Keep from Singing?
Pablo Casals, Nigra Sum
Aaron Copland, At the River
Georgian Traditional, Modi modi gazapkhulo
Georgian Traditional, Shari shuri
Robert Hugh (arr.), How Can I Keep from Singing?
Andrej Jansons, Balts sniedzins
Roh Ogura, Hotaru Koi
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Angel
South African Traditional, Lizela
Eli Storbekken, Kulokk
Charles Albert Tindley arr. Barbara Baker, The Storm is Passing Over
Eric Whitacre, Five Hebrew Love Songs

2012-2013

Leroy Anderson (arr. Gionfriddo), Sleigh Ride
J. S. Bach, Duet from Cantata No. 37
Allen Bonde, To Walk Beyond Dreams
Benjamin Britten, Wolcum Yole!
Georgian, Lechkhumuri naduri
Michael Haydn, Laudate pueri Dominum
Zoltán Kodály, Esti dal
Clifton Noble Jr., This Little Light of Mine
Robert Schumann, Nänie
Robert Schumann, Triolett
Robert Schumann, Spruch
Serbian(arr. Nick Page), Niška Banja
South African, Mamoshimane
Ukrainian (arr. Stetsenko), The Angels Exclaimed 
Gwyneth Walker, How Can I Keep from Singing?
Mack Wilberg, Shenandoah
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Linden Lea

2011-2012

Britten, Benjamin, "This Little Babe"
Brown, Gregory, "Five women bathing in moonlight"
Chen, Phyllis, Song for Syrinx
Estevez, Antonio, "Mata del ánima sola"
Georgian traditional, "Didebata"
Hogan, Moses, "My soul's been anchored"
Jones, Nathan, "Quelle est cette odeur agréable"
Mendelssohn, Felix, "Abendlied"
de Morales, Cristóbal, "O magnum mysterium"
Paulus, Stephen, "The Road Home"
Raminsh, Imant, Songs of the Lights
South African traditional, "Saphela isizwe"
Walker, Gwyneth, "How Can I Keep From Singing?"

2010-2011

Bach, J. S., "Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht"
Elgar, Edward, "The Snow"
Galuppi, Baldassare, Dixit Dominus
Glass, Philip, "Knee Play 5"
Holst, Gustav, "For the Splendor of Creation"
Leite, Marcos, Tres Cantos Nativos dos Indios Kráo
Mellnäs, Arne, "Aglepta"
Mendelssohn, Felix, "Laudate Pueri"
Shütz, Heinrich, "Erhöre mich, wenn ich rufe"
Syriac traditional, "Moran Ethraham"
Syriac traditional, "Sro Bgaw Karso"
Whitacre, Eric, "Seal Lullaby"