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

José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Chorus Director
Jeff Rehbach, Assistant Chorus Director
Hannah Hansen, Chorus Coordinator


Info for Chorus Members

In the 2024/25 season, the VSO Chorus will perform on Dec 6, 7 and 8 (full chorus, 80 voices) and March 1 (smaller chorus, 40 voices).

Rehearsals for the December program will be held from 1-4pm on Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23, with an afternoon dress rehearsal before the concert on Dec 6.  Note no rehearsal on Nov. 30.

Rehearsals for the March program will be held from 1-4pm on Feb 1, 8, 15 and 22, with a late afternoon dress rehearsal before the concert on March 1.

Rehearsals normally alternate between Colchester and Rutland; exact locations will be confirmed and announced at a later date.


Info for Prospective Singers

We welcome all interested singers to schedule a vocal assessment (audition) to be considered for the upcoming season.  Auditions will be held on Oct 26, 2024 in the Burlington area.  Typically auditions include an assessment of your vocal range, plus a short prepared excerpt.  This excerpt will be announced in advance.  To indicate interest and schedule an audition, email Chorus Coordinator Hannah Hansen at  



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