Vermont Symphony Orchestra

VSO Chorus

Singing with the Symphony

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is home to a 100-member volunteer chorus, founded in 1993 by VSOC Conductor Emeritus, Robert De Cormier. The first performance, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, took place in May 1994. Since then, the chorus has performed works from the classical, popular, folk, and contemporary repertoires in venues around the state. Our choral musicians, like those in the orchestra, travel from far and wide to be a part of this great organization. They are motivated by their love of choral music, the camaraderie of singing together, and ultimately, by the thrill of performing onstage with the orchestra.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus, under the direction of José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, always welcomes new members in all voice ranges. Those interested in auditioning for the chorus, or needing more information, should be in touch with Chorus Coordinator Hannah Hansen at hannah@vso.org.

José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Chorus Director
Jeff Rehbach, Assistant Chorus Director
Tim Guiles, Rehearsal Pianist
Hannah Hansen, Chorus Coordinator

 

Info for Chorus Members

Click here to view Performance Notes (from Jose Daniel, sent on Jan 26)

 

TAKE NOTE:  We have had persistent problems with group emails not reaching all recipients.  If you are a current chorus member and are NOT receiving memos about upcoming rehearsals, please let Hannah know: hannah@vso.org. 

Please also be sure to add these addresses to your contact list to keep these messages out of your spam filters: <hannah@vso.org> and <vso.chorus@gmail.com>

 

2023/2024 Season rehearsal and concert dates

For this season, Rutland rehearsals are held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 85 West St, Rutland.  Colchester rehearsals are held at Elley Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester.  Please bring your own choral folder/binder to rehearsals.


2024 David M. Wilson Farmers’ Night Concert

Jan. 20: 1-4pm rehearsal with piano (Rutland)

Jan. 27: 1-4pm rehearsal with piano (Colchester)

Feb. 3: 1-4pm rehearsal with piano (Rutland)

Feb. 10: 1-4pm rehearsal with piano (Colchester)

Feb. 14: 4:30 rehearsal with orchestra (36 College St, Montpelier), 7:30 p.m. performance (Vermont State House)

 

 

VSO at the Flynn: Mozart, Mazzoli, and Muhly

Mar. 30: 1-4pm rehearsal with piano (Rutland)

Apr. 6: 1-4pm rehearsal with piano (Burlington)

Apr. 13: 1-4pm rehearsal with piano (Rutland)

Apr. 20: no rehearsal

Apr. 27: time TBC rehearsal with VSO Music Director and concert conductor Andrew Crust (Colchester)

May 3: time TBC Afternoon rehearsal with orchestra (Burlington: the Flynn)

May 4: afternoon dress rehearsal; 7:30 p.m. performance (Burlington: the Flynn)