Our Mission:

To provide a model for children’s music education.
The Essex Children’s Choir
Constance Price, director
Karen Reed, accompanist
Heidi Soons, harp
cordially invites you to
The 32nd Annual Twelfth Night:
A Farewell Celebration

Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
(In the event of Inclement weather: Sun., Jan 6, 6:30 pm )

Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel
Saint Michaels College
Colchester, VT

This joyful presentation brings to close the traditional celebration of Christmas in a unique collaboration of artistry. The Twelve Days of Christmas will be revisited through choral favorites by Benjamin Britten, Roland Hayes, John Rutter, Zoltan Kodály, Adolphe Adam, traditional carols, dance, and poetic readings. Tickets are not sold. Donations are accepted at the concert to support guest artistry and program production.

Twelfth Night symbolizes the visitation of the Magi to Bethlehem bringing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The Choir has presented Twelfth Night as a gift to the community each year since 1987 and it has remained a beloved tradition of the choir from its inception. This year will be the final production of the Twelfth Night Celebration.

The performers:
Constance J. Price, Founding Director
Karen Reed, Accompanist
Heidi Soons, Harp
Wayne Hobbs, Tenor
Full Circle Recorder Consort
Wheeler Trombone Quartet
Adirondack Ballet Ensemble, Kathy Koester Artistic Director, Plattsburgh, NY


Sponsored by Saint Michael’s College and Hilbert Pianos

For more info call 802- 863-8151
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About the ECC

The ECC was founded on the principle that every child can achieve excellence through the gift of music. Through the pursuit of pure intonation and artistic expression, we strive to nurture a child’s natural creativity, joy, and individual ability in singing. Children discover the power of music through rhythm and beat, musical form, ear-training and sight-singing, vocal gymnastics, and improvisation.

Auditions are not held. All children are afforded the opportunity to learn. Our curriculum, founded by children for children, adheres to principles established upon the founding of American music education in Boston 1838. Music is an academic discipline that is dependent on the strength and passion of its community. Our responsibility as an organization is to provide a route of artistic and intellectual fulfillment for our students. Older members and alumni engage in peer mentoring and collaboration with younger students to further establish the value of focus, respect, and learning to learn.