Information for Singers

The Mad River Chorale is a community chorus, drawing members from all over Central Vermont. Singers of all ages are welcome, whether new to choral singing, experienced, or returning to singing after an absence.

We do not have auditions, though our conductor may check your range, tone, and music skills to know you better. We ask that you be able to match pitch, hold your part, and be willing to spend some time outside rehearsal learning your music.

The ability to sight-read is not required, but it will be important (and fun) to learn the rudiments of reading music along with us.

We rehearse Mondays 7 to 9 pm in the Chorus Room at Harwood Union High School, Route 100 in Duxbury. Rehearsals for the Spring 2024 term begin on Monday, January 15th.  Please arrive by 6:30 pm that evening to register and receive your music. After that, please arrive by 6:50 pm to sign in and be ready to sing at 7:00. Concerts are scheduled for Friday evening May 10th and Sunday afternoon May 12th.

Mad River Chorale dues are $75 per concert season. Dues help us defray a portion of the costs related to our professional conductor and professional accompanist. Other expenses are covered by ticket sales and fund-raising.

If dues are a strain on your budget, please be aware that we have never turned away someone who wants to sing with us. We welcome those who have concerns to contact any board member so that an accommodation can be arranged.

You can pay your dues with a check made out to “Mad River Chorale” given to those greeting and processing singers at rehearsal. You can also pay your dues on the MRC Square Site. Just click or touch the button “Dues Payment” to get there.

For more information call our section leaders

Sopr Melissa Volansky  802 371-8184
Alto Barbara Barra  908 313-7774
Bass  Roger Porter  802 496-4505
Tenor Ted Marcy 802 578 3797

MRC Board of Directors

Tony Egan, President

Barbara Barra, Treasurer

Jane Hobart, Secretary

Betsy Ainsworth

Susan Hoyt

Erin McIntyre

Ted Marcy

Candace Porter

Melissa Volansky