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 the Kearsarge Chorale was formed. We are a regional volunteer chorus based in New London, New Hampshire, and a registered non-profit organization. Our members live in various Kearsarge/Sunapee-area towns.
To date, our support comes from singers' dues, donations from businesses and private donors, and ticket sales from our concerts. We have also been successful in receiving grants from several foundations in our area.
Our concerts are frequently enhanced by professional instrumental ensembles and vocal soloists.
The Chorale performs two concerts each year, typically in the Spring and Fall. Concert content varies widely and includes great master works as well performances of new compositions.
Our concerts have included works by Bach, Wagner, Gershwin, Brahms, Haydn, Almond, Vaughan Williams, Ravel, and many others. Click on the "Past Performances" tab above to see a complete listing of composers and their works.
2022-23 Board of Directors
The mission of Kearsarge Chorale is to provide an outstanding musical experience for the enjoyment and education of the singers and enrichment of the broader community.
Chair: Linda Barnes
Vice-Chair & Colby-Sawyer College Liaison: Karen Zurheide
Secretary: Hannah Hernick
Treasurer: Richard Beffa
Publicity: Joan Ebbeson
- Development Team Coordinator: Vacant
- Website & Facebook Page Manager: Laura French
Ex-Officio: Alex Ager, Artistic Director
Alex Ager, Artistic Director
Mr. Ager holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Plymouth State University and a Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University. He is currently the K-8 music teacher at the Andover Elementary/Middle School. He has sung in the bass section of the chorale for the past two years and has conducted several concert pieces, including one of his own arrangements.