We’re looking for a new Artistic Director!

The Artistic Director will be responsible for:

• planning and conducting concert programs
• supervising the accompanist
• assisting the librarian in obtaining necessary new music
• holding regularly scheduled rehearsals
• arranging for soloists and instrumentalists, as needed
• consulting with the Steering Committee regarding program, budget, schedule and any problems which may arise

The ideal candidate will be prepared to engage and, at times, challenge the Chorale, supporting and interacting with singers of differing abilities to encourage and teach an increasing level of skills necessary for tackling more complex compositions.

Application: Please provide a c.v. or resume, plus cover letter. Link to video of applicant directing a chorus in rehearsal or performance is also suggested. Reply to search@nbchorale.org.

Join us for our 15th anniversary season!

We are happy to announce the schedule and repertoire for our Fall-Winter 2015-2016 semester, which marks our 15th anniversary!

Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 28th at 7:15pm in Presser Hall. Our concert will be on Friday, January 22nd and we’ll be preparing works by American composers, including Thompson’s Frostiana (a throw back to our first concert), The Lark by Copland, three pieces by local composer Steve Dankner, two pieces from Lauridsen’s Les Chansons des Roses, and a few other pieces we are still firming up.

While we continue our search for a new director, John Howland has graciously agreed to lead us for this semester. Tricia Ho, a senior at Williams will be our accompanist.

We hope that you will join us for what promises to be a memorable 15th anniversary celebration! If you have any questions, please email info@nbchorale.org.

Concert Friday January 16, 2015

Don’t miss our Winter Concert! It is happening Friday January 16 at 7:30 PM in Chapin Hall at Williams College

The program will feature soloists and the Chorale performing the following works:

Haydn Creation Choruses in German
Handel When His Loud Voice in Thunder
Thompson Last Words of David
Hanson Psalm 150
Mendelssohn Heilig
Mozart Regina Coeli k276

Please join us!

Suggested donation: $10 Adults/ $5 Students.

Join us for our 13th season!

Calling all singers!

We will begin rehearsals for our winter concert on Monday, September 29th. Rehearsals take place every Monday from 7:15-9:15pm in Presser Hall on the Williams College campus. Please plan to arrive early on the 29th to register and bring $40 to cover your dues.

We’ll be preparing the following pieces for a Friday, January 16th performance in Chapin Hall:

Haydn Creation Choruses in German
Handel When His Loud Voice in Thunder
Thompson Last Words of David
Hanson Psalm 150
Mendelssohn Heilig
Mozart Regina Coeli k276

Additionally, our spring program will be a celebration of Copland & Bernstein! The concert will feature Copland’s rarely heard complete Old American Songs for chorus and full orchestra. Also on the program is the music from Bernstein’s A Wonderful Town and selections from Candide. For this performance, we’ll be joining forces with the Cantilena Chamber Choir on May 2nd at Thompson Memorial Chapel in Williamstown and on May 3rd at Trinity Church in Lenox.

Please mark your calendars for these dates and share with your musically inclined friends! We would love to have some new members this semester.

New Singers Welcome!

We are looking for singers to participate in our spring season. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at 7:15PM in Presser Hall on the Williams College campus in Williamstown. The first rehearsal is Monday, February 3rd and new members are encouraged to attend. Please arrive early for registration. Dues are $50.

We will prepare pieces for a April 11th, 2014 concert featuring Requiem by Bob Chilcott, plus works by Morten Lauridsen.

Hope to see you there!

Call for singers, Spring 2013

Our new season starts January 28, 2013!  We are always looking for more members, so if you can sight read and are free Monday evenings, we would really like to sing with you.

Our first meeting will be at 7:00 pm, Monday January 28th in Presser Rehearsal Hall, Bernhard Music Center, Williams College. Membership fee is $40.00

The Winter Concert is Coming!


January 11, 2013 at 7:30 in Chapin Hall, on the Williams College campus.

We will sing for your enjoyment (and ours)

  • three powerful verse anthems by Orlando Gibbons, including the rarely heard This is the Record of John
  •  J.S. Bach’s the Magnficat in D;
  •  the Kyrie and Gloria from the Messe de minuit by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
  • sections of  Handel’s Messiah
  • the opening chorus of  Ottorini Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity and
  • Charles Stanford’s Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Please contact Sarah Thurston at info@nbchorale.org for questions.