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!



Francesca Caccini, Aure volanti
Chen Yi, Chinese Mountain Songs
Eleanor Daley, Lake Isle of Innisfree
Gabriel Faure, Cantique de Jean Racine
Georgian, Chela
Georgian, Megruli Alilo
G.F. Handel, Music, spread thy voice around
G.F. Handel, No, di voi non vo fidarmi
Felix Mendelssohn, Lift Thine Eyes 
Claudio Monteverdi, Pur Ti Miro 
Sacred Harp, Sweet Prospect 
Heikki Sarmanto, Hanget Soi 
Ethel Smyth, March of the Women
South African, Vela Vela
Gwyneth Walker, Lessons from the Sea 


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


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


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?"