Sing With Onion RIver Chorus

New singers are welcome to join ORC in the beginning of the fall (September) and spring (January) terms. Though there is no audition required some sight reading experience is essential. Information about the first rehearsal of each term will be posted on this page several weeks in advance.

At the first rehearsal singers will sign in, pay for dues and music, and pick up their music. Dues are $75.00 and payable each term. Music fees are variable, depending on the program, but generally run about $25.00 or less. For singers with financial hardship a payment schedule can be arranged. Singers can also apply for a partial scholarship. Inquiries about this can be sent to

New singers can also choose to borrow music without paying dues for the first rehearsal to “try ORC on for size” before making a financial commitment. Payment for both dues and music is due at the second rehearsal if the singer decides to continue.

Rehearsals are every MONDAY 7-9PM at Christ Church, 64 State St. Montpelier, VT, upstairs in the Taplin Auditorium.

ORC does not officially keep an attendance log but singers are expected to make a serious commitment to come to rehearsal each week. As a general rule, a singer with more than 3 absences each term should discuss their situation with the conductor.

Onion River Chorus Fall Program 2018

ORC presents the second of two special 40th Anniversary concerts: an exciting baroque program consisting of the Charpentier Te Deum and Magnificat for double chorus and double orchestra and the Zelenka Magnificat and Te Deum. The chorus and soloists will be directed by Larry Gordon and accompanied by a period baroque orchestra. Rehearsals begin on September 10 at Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State St. Montpelier upstairs in the Taplin Auditorium from 7-9pm. Please arrive at 6:45 to register and purchase your music. Dues and music are $100.00.

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