2015-2016 Concert Season

Orientation 101

Thursday, September 3rd, 7-9 pm

Chapin Auditorium, Mary Wooley Hall

Join in a tradition that helps you get acquainted with the ins and outs of life at MHC. The only prerequisite is a sense of humor! This is a spirited (and loud!) event with a great deal of cheering as the returning students welcome you into the community. 

Honor Code Ceremony

Sunday, September 6th, 3:30-4:30 pm

Chapin Auditorium, Mary Wooley Hall
The honor code ceremony is one of the College’s oldest traditions and the capstone to your transition to the MHC community. Hear remarks from your fellow students to highlight the richness of living and learning in a community of honor. New students will sign the honor code pledge in the presence of the Honor Code Council to symbolically mark their entry into the MHC community.

College Songs Workshop

Monday, September 7th, 1-3:00 pm

McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

Join members of the Mount Holyoke choral ensembles as we teach you traditional Mount Holyoke songs - the Alma Mater, the Goodnight Song, and maybe even the Drinking Song! It's also a fantastic opportunity to chat with current MHC students involved in music and specifically choral singing at Mount Holyoke. 


Tuesday, September 8th, 11:30-12:30 pm

Gettell Amphitheater

Friends and Family Weekend Concert
Saturday, October 24th, 4-5:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel
The Mount Holyoke College Glee Club, Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Symphony Orchestra each perform a set of diverse and dynamic repertoire, featuring choral works by Gustav Holst, Reena Esmail, Mary Montkomery Koppel, Robert Schumann, Craig Hella Johnson, and traditional pieces from the Sacred Harp and South African traditions. The concert will culminate in a collaborative performance with the combined ensembles and featuring the Family & Friends Choir of Eric Benjamin's "Hope is the thing with feathers," with text by Mount Holyoke alumna, Emily Dickinson.
Lindsay Pope and Tian Hui Ng, conductors
Mark Gionfrido, accompanist 

Mount Holyoke Glee Club and Chorale at Providence Place
Sunday, November 15th, 2:30-3:30 pm
5 Gamelin Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
The Mount Holyoke Glee Club & Chamber Singers will be featured in Providence Place's monthly music concert series, singing the set they will perform at the American Choral Directors Association regional conference in Boston, MA in February 2016.

Christmas Vespers: Boston
Friday, December 4th, 8 pm
Old South Church
645 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 

For ticket information: http://sites.alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/wp/boston/

Christmas Vespers: South Hadley
Sunday, December 13th, 4 pm and 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA 
Vespers at Mount Holyoke has become a time-honored college tradition and a popular community event. Centered around the theme of joy, this year's Vespers features classic and contemporary choral works by Pavel Chesnokov, Edward Elgar, Ola Gjeilo, David Lang, Francisco Nunez, Daniel Pinkham, Nicola Porpora, Tomas Luis de Victoria, as well as traditional folk songs from America and the Republic of Georgia. The performance will also include a traditional candlelight processional and community carol-singing. Featuring: The Mount Holyoke College Chamber SIngers, Chorale, and Glee Club (Lindsay Pope, conductor; Mark Gionfriddo, accompanist), the Vocal Jazz and Chamber Jazz Ensembles (Mark Gionfriddo, conductor), and the English Handbell Ensemble. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Mount Holyoke Glee Club and Chamber Singers perform at ACDA
Thursday, February 11th, 9-9:30 am and 4:15-4:45 pm
Old South Church
645 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 

The Mount Holyoke Glee Club & Chamber Singers was selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Eastern Division Conference. They will perform their half-hour set twice for 800 music educators and professionals. 

Press about this performance: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/media/mount-holyoke-singers-wow-music-professi...
Information about the ACDA East and the Boston conference: http://acdaeast.org/boston/

Chorale Spring Concert: Aglepta
Saturday, April 3rd, 3-4 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel
Mount Holyoke College 

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). 

Women's Choral Festival at Syracuse University
Saturday, April 16th, 2-3:30 pm
Setnor School of Music, Crouse College
The Mount Holyoke Chorale, alongside the SU Women's Choir, will represent collegiate ensembles at an annual Women's Choral Festival at Syracuse University. The concert will also feature performances by Cazenovia High School (Cazenovia, NY), Penfield High School (Rochester, NY), and the Soharmoniums (New York, NY). The concert will culminate in a collaborative performance of classic works for women's choir by Mendelssohn, Porpora, Faure, and Dilworth, conducted by Vance George, conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

Pangy Day!
Friday, April 22, 12:30 pm
Gettell Amphitheater
Mount Holyoke College 

The combined Mount Holyoke choral ensembles perform folk songs from the Republic of Georgia and South Africa at this fun and festive campus-wide event. 

Martin Mass for Double Choir
Saturday, April 23rd, 8-10 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel
Mount Holyoke College

The Mount Holyoke College Glee Club welcomes the Cornell Glee Club 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.