Saturday August 15
Annual Gala On-Line Benefit Concert
was a huge success
BUT YOU CAN STILL SEE THE CONCERT
CLICK BELOW ON THE LINKS TO SEE THE CONCERT, TO SEE THE PROGRAM, AND TO MAKE A DONATION IF YOU ARE SO INCLINED!
We are so happy that we have already “filled” the Warren Church (and beyond) with online viewers. Let’s go for filling it twice!
For THE CONCERT
When you enter your email to “donate ” (purchase tickets), we will send a confirmation.
Questions? Call 496-2048 (or for “tech” call Rick at 229-8237)
Thank you for your support.
Our wonderful professional entertainers (and a few surprises as well), will be presenting a show for your musical enjoyment and inspiration.
See Mary Jane’s concert notes below.
The same sort of musical enjoyment and fun as last year’s event at the Warren Church. operatic bass Erik Kroncke
pianist Mary Jane Austin
pianist Alison Cerutti
special guests The Other Ceruttis and pianist Andreas Welch
The MRC had no support from ticket sales when our Spring Concert was cancelled.
Please help us now!
And enjoy some great music and camraderie.
Watch the concert anytime from 7:30 on.
Busy that evening? The link to a full Audio/Video recording will be posted here
Donations will be accepted after the concert as well.
Mary Jane’s notes:
For a different take on the Mad River Chorale’s annual fundraiser, you are cordially invited to tune in to a virtual concert and hear selections of some of our favorite music, performed by Erik Kroncke, Alison Cerutti and Mary Jane Austin, with special guest appearances by Andreas Welch (and a few more Ceruttis!). The program will offer a beautiful balance of poignancy and humor by composers ranging from Bach to Copland, and interspersed with works by Schumann, Beethoven, and Gershwin, among others. There will also be a set of heartfelt spirituals. Music can connect us through time and space, and no organization knows this better than the Mad River Chorale. Please help sustain us during this time as we await the day when we can finally sing together!
Mad River Chorale
“Serving Our Community
Mary Jane Austin, Conductor
Alison Cerutti, Accompanist
The Mad River Chorale is based in the Mad River Valley of Central Vermont, and our singers reside and work all over Central Vermont. On January 1, 2018, we welcomed our former accompanist, Mary Jane Austin, as our new conductor. Alison Cerutti, our longtime friend who has accompanied us many times in the past, is on hand to support us as we learn and perform our programs.
We enjoyed two full years in person with that “dream team” before March 2020 when we had to switch to Zoom rehearsals and “summer school” workshops. We anticipate with eagerness the time when it is safe for us all to work together again in person.
MAD RIVER CHORALE SPRING TERM 2020
…was ended by the pandemic without a concert, as you can imagine BUT due to the incredibly hard work of Mary Jane and Alison we finished up scheduled rehearsals on Zoom. You can see a 2-minute segment from WPTZ Channel 5 news about that on their website.
We wish we could tell you exactly what to expect for the coming year. Like most things in in the Covid era, we aren’t sure.
Current plans for fall are to meet by Zoom for workshops and rehearsals leading to a virtual concert, and to keep hoping for a vaccine so we may sing together in person as soon as possible.
MAD RIVER CHORALE FALL TERM 2020!!!
Our plans for fall are not totally solidified but the general idea is that we’ll have some workshops on various topics of interest to choral singers,
and we’ll also rehearse some music that we can put together into a virtual concert.
Please watch this site for updates.
For further information about singing with the Mad River Chorale please see the Join Us page on this site, and/or call Jane Hobart at 496-2048.
Our community chorus usually presents two concerts each year. One is always in late November or in December, usually a holiday offering, and one in late spring or early summer. Programs range from classical music through jazz, traditional, contemporary and Broadway, in a variety of venues.
Singers are welcomed whether experienced, inexperienced or returning after years away from the chorus. Although we are non-auditioned, singers must be able to match pitch and sing with their section, and are expected to put in time outside rehearsals to learn music.
New singers can always take a few weeks to decide whether to commit to singing with us.
Serving Our Community Through Song
Learn more about:
We’ve been singing since January 1993.
On December 31, 2017 we completed our our 25th year.
On to the next quarter of a century!
MRC & Co., Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Waitsfield, Vermont.
Our Conductor: Mary Jane Austin
Our Accompanist: Alison Cerutti
To Sing with us !
Call any of us:
Alto Jane Hobart 496-2048
Baritone Tony Egan 496-3927
Bass Rick Rayfield 229-8237
(sorry- names of all Tenors are confidential)
The Mad River Chorale is a non-auditioned community chorus.
We welcome singers of wide abilities and experience.
A CD in a full color case with our 2013 Spring recording of Glenn McClure’s St Francis in the Americas Mass is available for $10.