Holiday Choir

Do you like to Sing? Join WCCMA’s Holiday Choir! Come help us spread music this season, we have a place for all ages and abilities welcome.

We are currently seeking:

Sections Leaders (paid)

Choir Members (students get an honorarium for perfect attendance)

Visit wcc-ma.org/jobs for details.

The WCCMA’s Holiday Choir program began in 2017 as a pick-up and low-rehearsal choir to increase opportunities for community singing in the Claremont, southern Upper Valley NH/VT region. WCCMA collaborates with Claremont Parks and Recreation, New England Classical Academy, and Union – St. Luke’s Church in Claremont. Repertoire consists of secular and sacred music of the season, and is led by WCCMA’s Executive and Artistic Director Melissa Richmond. This year the program will transition to a student and community program with professional section leaders so that music students and community singers may learn from professional singers in their voice types, providing a richly rewarding musical and educational experience. Members of the choir will be auditioned with the expectation that anyone interested in musical growth and enrichment will be welcomed. This program may expand and will be significantly shaped based on the input of this seasons participants.

Rehearsals take place at Union Church Parish Hall (upstairs), 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont.

2019 Schedule:

Pick up Choir (all participants):

Performance: Broad Street Park Lighting and arrival of Santa, in collaboration with Claremont Parks and Recreation

Friday, November 29th, 6:00pm

Meet at 5pm at the Claremont Fire Station, singing begins at 6pm – aprox 6:45

Dress: Warm! Festive touches welcome, bring jingle bells if you have them.

Rehearsal: We will hold 2 rehearsals, TBA, before this event

Rehearsal Choir:

Rehearsal: Weekly in December, day of the week TBA

Performances:

  • Thursday December 19th, 6:30pm Sing a Joyful Christmas Sing Along event, in collaboration with New England Classical Academy
  • Tuesday, December 24th, 7pm Christmas Eve Community Service, in collaboration with Union Church
  • Sunday, December 29th, 10am Service of Lessons and Carols in collaboration with Union Church

Location: Union Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

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Choir Resources (stay tuned for updates):

Programs:

  • Sing! A Joyful Christmas: This program will be mostly in a sing-along format. Other performers include local musicians and students of the New England Classical Academy. The Choir will help lead Dona Nobis Pacem in 3 parts in particular, and will be highlighted in singing some of the fun kids songs (so please plan to bring any fun props and jingle bells you may have!)

Program will be announced soon

  • Lessons and Carols: This is a program that includes solo and choir/congregation singing. It will feature brass quintet, organ, and the potential of 1-2 rehearsed choir pieces.
  • Past programs included: