Lindsay Pope is the Director of Choral Ensembles and Lecturer in Music at Mount Holyoke College, where she conducts the Glee Club, Chorale, and Chamber Singers.
Ms. Pope completed her graduate studies at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. While at Westminster, Ms. Pope served as the Graduate Assistant Conductor of Kantorei, Westminster's early music ensemble, and Chapel Choir , the first year curriculum chorus. She has also served as the Assistant Conductor of the New Jersey Chamber Singers, Conductor of the Providence Place Bel Canto Chorus, and the Choral Assistant for the Mount Holyoke choral ensembles under Kimberly Dunn Adams.
Ms. Pope is deeply passionate about exposing her students to choral music from a variety of genres, eras, and particularly cultures. She has traveled to Corsica and the Republic of Georgia with Patty Cuyler and Village Harmony to study and perform traditional folk songs and chant.
Ms. Pope is an avid choral singer. While at Westminster, she participated in numerous performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, including a concert performance of El Niño with the Orchestra of St. Luke's conducted by John Adams, Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert, Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Michael Tilson Thomas, and Johannes Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Daniel Harding. With Westminster Choir, Ms. Pope participated in tours to California and Florida, as well as two terms as the choir-in-residence at the Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. At the Spoleto Festival she performed in the opera choruses of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and the American premiere of Heinrich Rihm's Proserpina.
As a mezzo-soprano soloist, Ms. Pope was recently featured as the alto soloist in Bach's Mass in b minor with Joe Miller and the Westminster Chamber Choir. At the Spoleto Festival, she was the alto soloist in Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra conducted by Joseph Flummerfelt. She also loves to participate in outreach concerts at retirement communities and historical societies with her musically inclined family. She is a voice student of Lindsey Christiansen and Elizabeth Vrenios.
Ms. Pope is an alumna of Mount Holyoke College ('07). During her undergraduate studies, she participated in the choral ensembles and was director of the V-8's, the oldest continuing female collegiate a cappella group in the nation.
Lindsay Pope is Director of Choral Activities and Lecturer in Music at Mount Holyoke College. She conducts the Glee Club, Chorale, and Chamber Singers. Today's Glee Club--currently enrolling approximately 60 members--performs a challenging, varied repertoire for women's voices, as well as major mixed choral works with orchestra in collaboration with the best of the few remaining collegiate men's choirs. The Glee Club and Chamber Singers still perform at important College ceremonies on and off-campus. All of the choral ensembles continue the tradition of presenting the annual Christmas Vespers concerts on campus, in New York City, and in Boston. Choral music at Mount Holyoke is still going strong, with almost 200 students involved in singing every year. For a list of events scheduled for the current school year, please see our Events Calendar. Mount Holyoke College's rich tradition of choral singing marches into the 21st century.