A group of singers, led by David Almond, gathered in the fall of 2008 to prepare and perform a concert honoring the life and music of Ralph Vaughan Williams. The musicality and balance were inspiring, and Kearsarge Chorale was born.
Kearsarge Chorale became a regional, volunteer, non-auditioned community choir composed of dedicated singers of all ages, under the direction of founder David Almond (2009-Spring 2016), Donald Cox (Fall 2016-Spring 2019) and Alex Ager (Fall 2019-present).
Our mission is to bring the best of classical and contemporary choral artistry to the Lake Sunapee Region. Our members live in various Kearsarge/Sunapee-area towns. We perform two concerts most years, one in May and one in November. With the guidance of Artistic Director Alex Ager, we strive to create beautiful music that touches the hearts of our audience and enriches the lives of our members. We welcome new members who share our passion for singing and our commitment to excellence.
Kearsarge Chorale benefits from the guidance of a volunteer Board of Directors. We are based in New London, New Hampshire; the Chorale is registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
Alex Ager is the K-12 music teacher for the Sunapee School District where he teaches elementary general music, and middle and high school band and choir. He was previously the K-8 Music Teacher at Andover Elementary/Middle School. Ager holds the degrees of Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University, and Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Plymouth State University. He joined the Kearsarge Chorale in the fall of 2017 as a singer in the bass section and has been Artistic Director since 2019.