Spring Concert - May 15, 2022 - Sawyer Center Theater at Colby-Sawyer College

"Priest, Poets & Pop"

Gloria in D Major RV 589

Two Piano Pieces - I Will Return, Squirrel's Last Crossing

Over the Rainbow

Voices of Earth

Stars I Shall Find

Song of Democracy

Antonio Vivaldi

William Ogmundson

Harold Arlen, Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, Arr. by Mark Hayes

David C. Dickau, Poem by Archibald Lampman

David C. Dickau, Poem by Sara Teasdale

Howard Hanson, Poem by Walt Whitman

2021 Fall Concert - Cancelled due to Covid-19

The Seal Lullaby

Sing me to Heaven

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Flight Song

Eric Whitacre

Daniel E. Gawthrop

Paul Simon Arr. by Kirby Shaw

Kim Andre Arnesen

Omnia Sol (Let Your Heart Be Staid)


Earth Song

Z. Randall Stroope

From Les Chansons des Roses by Morten Lauridsen

Frank Ticheli

2020 Spring Concert - Cancelled due to Covid-19

Fall Concert - November 24, 2019 Wheeler Hall at Colby Sawyer College

Requiem in D Minor

Bohemian Rhapsody

Be Still, My Soul

Ave Generosa

The Rose

The Call of Wisdom

Flight Song

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Gabriel Faure

Freddie Mercury

From Finlandia by Jean Sibelius; arr. Alan Troy Davis

Music by Ola Gjeilo; Text by Hildegard von Bingen

Ola Gjeilo

Music by Will Todd; Text by Michael Hampel

Music by Kim Andre Arnesen; Text by Euan Tait

Words & music by Eric Idle; arr. Mac Huff

Spring Concert - April 28, 2019 Sawyer Center Theater

"It Might As Well Be Spring"

Sing Ye Muses

Awake, Sweet Love

Weep You No More, Sad Fountains

I Heard Such Lovely Singing

The Cricket

O Mistress Mine, Where Are You Roaming?

Take, O Take Those Lips Away

Sigh No More, Ladies, Sigh No More

Deep River

Bright Canaan

Wayfaring Stranger


It Might As Well Be Spring

Fields of Gold

What I Did For Love (A Chorus Line)

Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (Hair)

John Blow

John Dowland

John Dowland

Christoph Demantius

Josquin des Prez

Emma Lou Diemer

Emma Lou Diemer

Emma Lou Diemer

arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw

arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw

arr. Alice Parker

Music by Stanley Myers, Words by Cleo Laine, arr. Joe Henderson

Rodgers & Hammerstein, arr. John Purifoy

Music & Lyrics by Sting

Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban, arr. Anite Kerr

Galt MacDermot, arr. Greg Gilpin

Fall Concert - November 18, 2018 Sawyer Center Theater

"All of Us"

Cantate Domino

Sunrise Mass

He's Gone Away (from Three Mountain Ballads)

The Long Day Closes

Sure on This Shining Night

Flight Song

Till There Was You (from The Music Man)

All of Us (from Considering Matthew Shepard)

Seasons of Love (from Rent)

Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953)

Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978, Norway)

Arr. by Ron Nelson (b. 1929)

 Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) Arr. by Alex Ager 

James Agee (1909-1955), Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

Euan Tait (b. 1968, Berlin), Kim Andre Arnesen (b. 1980)

Words & Music by Meredith Wilson (1909-1984) Arr. by Kirby Shaw (b. 1941)

Words & Music by Craig Hella Johnson (b. 1962)

Words & Music by Jonathan Larson (1960-1996), Arr. by Roger Emerson (b. 1950)

SPRING CONCERT (The Kearsarge Chorale) - April 22, 2018 Sawyer Center Theater

"Fresh and Fearless"

Sing We Merrily

The Ground

Northern Lights

Ubi Caritas

Even When He is Silent

Flight Song


Light of a Clear Blue Morning

Fresh and Fearless

We Are the Music Makers

Icelandic Cradle Song

Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)

It's Still Rock & Roll to Me

Let the River Run

Maurice Greene (c. 1695-1755)

Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Oja Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Kim Andre Arnesen (b. 1980)

Kim Andre Arnesen (b. 1980)

Arr. James Erb (1926-2014)

Dolly Parton (b. 1946) Arr. Craig Hella Johnson

Daniel Elder (b. 1986)

Eric Nelson (b. 1959)

Emil Thoroddsen (1898-1944) Arr. Joseph Henderson

Billy Joel (b. 1949) Arr. Mac Huff

Billy Joel (b. 1949) Arr. Paul Langford

Carly Simon (b. 1945) Arr. Craig Hella Johnson

FALL CONCERT (The Kearsarge Chorale) - November 18 & 19, 2017 Our Lady of Fatima Church


    "J. F. Handel's Messiah"

      Part One

        Sinfony (Overture)

        Comfort Ye

        Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted

        And The Glory of the Lord

        Thus Saith the Lord

        But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?

        And He Shall Purify

        Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive

        O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion

        For, Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth

        The People That Walked in Darkness

        For Unto Us a Child is Born

        Pastoral Symphony

        There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field

        And the Angel Said Unto Them

        And the Angel Said Unto Them

        And Suddenly There was with the Angel

        Glory to God

        Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion

        Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind

        His Yoke is Easy

      Part Two

        Behold the Lamb of God

        He Was Despised

        Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs

        He was Cut Off Out of the Land of Living

        But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul in Hell


      Part Three

        I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

        Since by Man Came Death

        Behold, I Tell You a Mystery

        The Trumpet Shall Sound

        Then Shall Be Brought to Pass

        Worthy is the Lamb


SPRING CONCERT (The Kearsarge Chorale) - April 22 & 23, 2017  Sawyer Center Theater


    "Now Welcome Summer"

           Sing We and Chant It                      Thomas Morley (1557-1603)

           Riddle Song                                     John Rutter (b. 1945)

           Sigh No More Ladies                       Gary Walth

           Blow, Blow, Though Winter Wind     John Purifoy

           Now Welcome Summer                   Robert Washburn (b. 1928)

           We Are the Music Makers                Eric Nelson (b. 1959)

           Go Lovely Rose                                Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953)

           Comedy Tonight (Medley)                Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930)

                                                                  Arr. Robert Page (1927-2016)

FALL CONCERT (The Kearsarge Chorale) - November 19 & 20, 2016  Our Lady of Fatima Church

    "Music Makers"

           Featuring soprano, Anastasia Robinson

           Praise                                             Alex Rowley (1892-1958)

           Gloria                                             Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

           Frostiana                                        Randall Thompson (1899-1984)

           Cara Nome from Rigoletto              Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

           We Are the Music Makers                Eric Nelson (b. 1959)

SPRING CONCERT (The Kearsarge Chorale) - April 24, 2016  Sawyer Center Theater

     "Dear People"

          Celebrating the centenial of Robert Shaw,

          featuring a major choral work and opera chouses

          along with hymns and folk songs arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw

FALL CONCERT (The Kearsarge Chorale) - November 15, 2015    Sawyer Center Theater


     Mass in Blue                                                                Willl Todd

     Cantata 106, BWV 106
       "God's Own Time Is the Best Time"                        J.S. Bach

       (new English edition)


FALL CLASSIC (KC Chamber Singers) - September 20,  2015    The Center Meeting House, Newbury

     Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves  (from Nabuco)

                                                                                Giuseppi Verdi

     Sanctus (from Mass in Blue)                              Will Todd

     Reflections                                                          David Almond

          1. Lord of our Life

          2. Savior of the Nations, Come

          3. Sun of Righteousness, Arise

     Danny Boy                                                         Irish air, arr. Joseph Flummerfelt

     Sentimentale                                                      Claude Bolling

     Maid of Constant Sorrow

          (from The Morning Train)                              Gwyneth Walker

     Autumn Leaves                                                 Josepth Kozma, arr. Andrew Carter

     Ain't Misbehavin'                                              Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks, arr. Peter Gritton


SPRING CONCERT - APRIL 26,  2015            Songs of Spring

     The Seasons: Spring (excerpts)                           Franz Joseph Haydn

     This Have I Done for My True Love                     Gustav Holst

     Ave Maria...virga serena                                        Josquin Des Prez

     Trois Chansons                                                       Maurice Ravel

     The Silver Swan                                                      Orlando Gibbons

     Adagio (from trio, Op. 8)                                       Johannes Brahms

     Magnificat (1932)                                                   Ralph Vaughan Williams

     Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52 (excerpts)              Johannes Brahms


FALL CONCERT -  NOVEMBER 16, 2014       An American Songbag: A Celebration of Our Folksong Heritage

     Song of Democracy                                               Howard Hanson

     Three Spirituals                                                      William Dawson (arr.)

     A Vision of Hills                                                      Gwyneth Walker

     The Morning Train                                                 Gwyneth Walker


SPRING CONCERT - MAY 11, 2014                Music of the Spirit

     Mass in G, D. 167                                                   Franz Schubert

     Hymn:  "Hear My Prayer" WoO 15                      Felix Mendelssohn

     Canzonetta (from String Quartet No. 1

          in E-flat major, Op. 12)                                     Felix Mendelssohn

     Fugue in B-flat major                                             J.S. Bach

     Cantique de Jean Racine, Op.11                          Gabriel Faure

     Reflections (world premiere)                                David Almond







The KC Chamber Singers at New London Hospital