Ensembles

Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra performs five to six concerts each academic year, including a Chronological Concert and a special concert on Family and Friends Weekend. Programs feature a wide variety of styles and genres drawn from three centuries of orchestral repertoire. Student soloists are a frequent feature on MHC Orchestra concerts.

John Williams Summon the Heroes; Symphony Orchestra

Choral Ensembles

Choral performances and tours are among the true highlights of a college career, and friendships forged in MHC choral ensembles last a lifetime.

Caldwell/Ivory Go Where I Send Thee; MHC Glee Club 2001

Jazz Ensembles

Jazz ensemble participants appear in a number of concerts and events on campus which have fast become traditions, including the Family & Friends Weekend Concert in October; “Hot Jazz On A Cold Night!” in December; and March’s unique performance project, “The Big Broadcast!”, an authentic 1940’s radio show.

Birdland; Big Band Jazz Ensemble

Mixed Chamber Ensembles and Flute Choir

Study and perform chamber works for varying combinations of instruments. Wind, string, piano, mixed, and brass ensembles are all possible depending on the interest of students during a particular semester. Participation is by audition.

Borodin String Quartet; String Chamber Ensemble

Five College Early Music Ensembles

The Five College Early Music Program has many ensemble possibilities for students who would like to perform music with attention to historical performance practice. Collegium performs music with vocal and instrumental components. Euridice ensembles may include baroque trios, classical quartets, cantata groupings, etc. Ensembles are formed according to the needs and interests of students participating each semester.

World Music Ensembles

Gahu, recreational music from southern Ghana, originally from Nigeria; West African Music Ensemble
Ot Azoy, Klezmer Band