UPCOMING CONCERTS


30th Anniversary Concert
presented by the Essex Children’s Choir
Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
The Cathedral Church of Saint Paul
2 Cherry Street - Burlington, Vermont
The Essex Children’s Choir celebrates thirty years; cultivating compassion, creativity and cultural spirit! The Choir, under the direction of Constance J. Price and Karen Reed accompanist invites you to experience an afternoon of joyful singing. The program features works by J.S. Bach, H.T. Burleigh, G. Gershwin, G.F. Handel, B. Holiday, Z. Kodály, and W.A. Mozart, and more. Joining the choir to celebrate are Alumni, Wayne Hobbs, tenor; Heidi Soons, harp; and Susan Summerfield, organ. Tickets are sold in advance through FlynnTix and will be available at the door. Admission is $15.00 for adult, senior and student; $7.00 for children, age 15 and younger.

For more information call (802) 863-9161.
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RECENT PAST PERFORMANCES


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