Ensemble Sampler

Welcome to Mount Holyoke!   Do you want to sing in a chorus or in vocal jazz? Play in an orchestra, a jazz band, Klezmer band, flute choir? Is chamber music your passion?   If music is important to you, you will want to participate in one or more of our fine ensembles. For information on auditions for all ensembles as well as for individual performance study click on this link.

Check out the sampling below from this year’s concerts.  Please understand that you will not be able to register until you audition in the fall for the ensemble(s) of your choice. Auditions for all ensembles are either during orientation or the first week of classes.  The contact person for each ensemble is listed so that you can email her/him with questions about dates or requirements for the audition.

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Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra

Ng Tian Hu, Director
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Sarah Mauro '10: Girl and Balloon
Mussorgsky: Nilght on Bald Mountain

Glee Club

Lindsay Pope, Conductor
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Ron Jeffers: This We Know
Hugo Alfvén: Glädjens Blomster
Benjamin Britten: From A Ceremony of Carols: I. Wolcum Yule!
Benjamin Britten: From A Ceremony of Carols: IV. Balulalow
Gabriel Fauré: From Requiem: II. Offertoire (Mount Holyoke and Harvard Glee Clubs)

Mount Holyoke Chorale

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: From Stabat Mater: I. Stabat Mater
Waldeman Ählén: Sommarpsalm
Eric Whitacre: From Five Hebrew Love Songs - IV. Eyze Sheleg!
Five Hebrew Love Songs -V. Rakut

Chamber Singers 

Knut Nystedt: Kärlekens Lov I
Knut Nystedt: Kärlekens Lov III
Allen Bonde: To Walk Beyond Dreams

Mount Holyoke Big Band 

Rudolph Toombs/arr. Alan Baylock: One Mint Julep
Ira and George Gershwin/arr. Dave Wolpe: Nice Work If You Can Get It (featuring Vocalist Kara Dalton '07)

Mount Holyoke Chamber Jazz

Mark Gionfriddo, Director
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Thelonious Monk/arr. Don Sickler: Round Midnight

Mount Holyoke Vocal Jazz

Mark Gionfriddo, Director
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Antonio Carlos Jobim-Jon Hendricks-Jesse Cavanaugh/arr. Paris Rutherford: No More Blues

Mixed Ensembles 

Brahms: Quintet in f minor, Op.34
Dvorak: Quintet, Op81, Allegro

String Ensembles

Borodin: String Quartet No.2, Allegro moderato

Wind Ensembles

Klughardt: Quintet Op. 79, IV. Adagio

Brass Ensemble

Jean Jeffries, director

Ewald: Quintet No. 1 Op. 5 - Moderato

Flute Choir

Alison Hale, Director
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Mozart: Overture to Magic Flute

Klezmer Band

Adrianne Greenbaum, Director
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Ot Azoy

Early Music

Robert Eisenstein, Director
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Abel: Trio, Moderato
Festa: Alma redemptoris mater
Vincenzo: Ruffo-La Gamba

Five College West African Music Ensemble 

Gahu - recreational music from southern Ghana, originally from Nigeria

Nigerian Talking Drums

Olabode Omojola, Director

Alujo II (Music for dancing)