A group of singers gathered in the fall of 2008 to prepare and perform a concert to honor the life and music of Ralph Vaughan Williams. After singing together for a few weeks, the group was enthusiastic to continue and formed the Chorale. We are a now a regional volunteer chorus based in New London with members from many Kearsarge-area towns; we welcome singers to join with us in the joy of singing. To date, our support comes from dues paid by singers, donations made by our friends and free-will collections taken at our concerts. Recently, we have been successful in receiving grants from several foundations in our area.
Our concerts may be enhanced by professional instrumental ensembles and vocal soloists.
The Chorale performs two concerts each year, typically in Spring and Fall. Concert content varies widely and includes great master-works as well performances of newly-composed works.
Our most recent concert in May 2012, Music From the Heartland, featured classical favorites, folk tunes and new compositions with interpretations from the world-famous St. Olaf's Choir.
Previous Concerts have included:
2010: I Hear America Singing, a performance of American composed and popularized music of all kinds