Saturday, January 20, 2018
The Essex Children’s Choir

A Celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas

Due to the inclement weather, our January 6 performance has been rescheduled for
Saturday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m.

the 31st Annual
Twelfth Night Celebration
at the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel
Saint Michaels College
Colchester, VT

Constance Price, director
Karen Reed, accompanist
Heidi Soons, harp

Adirondack Dance Troupe
Full Circle, Recorder Consort
Trombone Quartet


Sponsored by Saint Michael’s College and Hilbert Pianos
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Friday, June 16, 2017, 8 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The Essex Children's Choirperformed in the Choirs of America Festival at Carnegie Hall on June 14-16, 2017.
The festival included a performance in the world-renowned Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, workshops, and a second performance to be scored by judges.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017
The Essex Children’s Choir 30th Annual Twelfth Night Celebration was presented on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Saint Michael’s College Chapel, Colchester.

Joining the choir were Heidi Soons, harp, the Wheeler Trombone Quartet, Full Circle Recorder Consort, Adirondack Ballet Ensemble.

The program featured Christmas favorites by Adolphe Adam, Johann S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, Zoltán Kodály, Michael Praetorius, John Rutter, David Willcocks, Carols of Christmas and more.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016 30th Anniversary Concert
presented by the Essex Children’s Choir
The Essex Children’s Choir celebrated its thirty year anniversary in a program featuring works by J.S. Bach, H.T. Burleigh, G. Gershwin, G.F. Handel, B. Holiday, Z. Kodály, and W.A. Mozart, and more. The choir was joined by ECC Alumni, Wayne Hobbs, tenor; Heidi Soons, harp; and Susan Summerfield, organ.
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Saturday, January 3, 2015
The Essex Children’s Choir 29th Annual Twelfth Night Celebration was presented on Saturday, January 9, 2016, 6:30 pm, Saint Michael’s College Chapel, Colchester.

Joining the choir were Heidi Soons, harp, Wayne Hobbs, tenor, Wheeler Trombone Quartet, Full Circle Recorder Consort, Adirondack Ballet Ensemble, and guest choir Bella Voce.

Music included works by Anthony Holborne, Michael Praetorius, Bach-Gounod, Roland Hayes, Harry T. Burleigh, Benjamin Britten, John Rutter, and carols to welcome the New Year. Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont and the children’s choir performed Lullaby from HODIE by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Dormi, Dormi, O Bel Bambin, arr. by Robert De Cormier, and Sussex Carol arr. by David Willcocks.
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Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Preserving Vermont’s Traditional Folksong
The Essex Children’s Choir with Deb Flanders and Robert Resnik at the McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester.  

In pre-celebration of the choir’s 30th anniversary in May 2016, this program was created to recognize, preserve, and promote the traditional folksongs and ballads collected by Helen Hartness Flanders. The program highlighted melodies collected by Mrs. Flanders from all over Vermont and New Hampshire from 1930s to the 1960s. In addition, the choir performed traditional melodies arranged in artistic settings by Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, Harry T. Burleigh, and others.

The traditional folksong is a key component in the Essex Children’s Choir music curriculum. These songs contain the science of sound that is used for ear training to read and write the language of musical sound just as letters of the alphabet contain sounds for learning to read and write the English language.
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Saturday, January 3, 2015
This 28th Annual celebration has been the Choir’s gift to the community since 1987. Dancers leap, Pipers pipe, Instruments sing and Voices ring in a unique collaboration of artistry, beauty, and joy with the music of J. S. Bach, Michael Praetorius, Benjamin Britten, Adolphe Adam, John Rutter, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Choir and Alumni were joined by Heidi Soons, harp; Wayne Hobbs, tenor; Susan Summerfield, organ; Full Circle, recorder consort; Wheeler Trombone Quartet, and the Adirondack Dance Ensemble under the artistic direction of Kathy Koester, Plattsburgh, NY.
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Saturday, June 8, 2014
Spring Concert: “The Sounds of Music”
The principles of Pythagoras and the science of sound. An afternoon of musical sound and mathematical harmonies. Works by Praetorius, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Kodály, Traditional folksongs, and the art forms of America, Roots of Jazz and to include selections from “The Sound of Music.”
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See a list of highlights from the Essex Children’s Choir’s many performances and event appearances over the years.

Booking Inquiries: If you would like to book the Essex Children’s Choir for your event contact:
Constance J. Price, 802.863.9161, info@essexchildrenschoirofvermont.org