Vassar College Women’s Chorus

Rehearsals: Wednesday, 6:15-7:30 pm, Thursday, 5:00-6:30 pm, and Friday, 4:00-5:30 pm.

The Vassar (Women’s) Choir was founded in 1876 by Charlotte Finch, class of 1872. When Vassar became coeducational in 1969, it took two years for the first mixed chorus, now known as the Vassar College Choir, to be formed. During this time, the Women’s Chorus went through several transformations before being known as the Vassar College Women’s Chorus. Repertoire includes a cappella and accompanied works from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The Women’s Chorus has performed in Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia, and has toured in Turkey and Spain. All three ensembles (Vassar College Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Madrigal Singers) toured in Oxford, London, and Paris during spring break 2012. The ensemble debuted at the Rose Theater of New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2009 and was honored with invitations to perform at conferences for the American Choral Directors Association and the National Collegiate Choral Organization in 2010. Recent premieres include works by Eleanor Daley and Joelle Wallach. All Vassar women are invited to audition for the chorus. All current members must re-audition each year. Christine R. Howlett, conductor.

Information Meeting

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 — Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall of MusicAll students interested in singing in the choirs (Vassar College Choir, Madrigal Singers, Women’s Chorus) or auditioning for voice lessons should attend one of these sessions. There will be a short presentation followed by Q&A. (Sign up in advance on audition sheets posted outside of Room 105 in Skinner Hall of Music.)
    • 10:00 – 11:00 am
    • 11:00 – 12:00 pm

Auditions