Vassar College Women’s Chorus
Rehearsals: Tues, 5:00-6:00pm, Wed. & Thurs. 5:00-6:30 p.m. Chapel Basement
The Vassar (Women’s) Choir was founded in 1876 by Charlotte Finch, class of 1872. Throughout its history the all-women’s ensemble collaborated with other colleges to perform masterworks, as well as performing on campus. When Vassar became co-educational 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. Forthcoming commissions in 2012 include works by Eleanor Daley and Joelle Wallach. All Vassar students are invited to audition for the choir. All current members must re-audition each year. Christine R. Howlett, conductor.
FALL 2012 CHORUS/VOICE LESSON AUDITION INFORMATION MEETING:
Friday August 31, 4:00pm, Skinner Hall of Music, Recital Hall.
Please join us for this meeting to ask questions about the Vassar College Choir, Madrigal Singers, Women’s Chorus, and voice lesson auditions. All are welcome.
FALL 2012 CHORUS AUDITIONS:
Saturday September 1, 1:00-5:00pm, Skinner Hall of Music, Thekla Hall (Room 400)
Sunday September 2, 1:00-5:00pm, Skinner Hall of Music, Thekla Hall (Room 400)