Welcome to Souhegan Valley Chorus!
Rehearsal Location Change
Because of the snowstorm and resulting school closing, tonight’s (Tuesday December 3, 2019) will be held at:
First Congregational Church
10 Union Street
Milford, NH 03055
Come to our Holiday Concert!
Join the Souhegan Valley Chorus on Saturday December 14th for Sing We Now of Christmas: Music of Harry Simeone, Bing Crosby, and Louis Armstrong, a concert of holiday songs from our childhoods. (Click on the poster image to download a PDF.)
SVC director, Jennifer K. Erdody explains, “The inspiration for this year’s Christmas concert is the Harry Simeone Christmas album that many of us listened to when we were kids. First released in 1959, this album has been a standard in homes for decades now. We were thrilled to find the exact arrangements in print that are performed on the album!” This late ’50s early ’60s music is paired with contemporaries Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong. Armstrong’s “‘Zat You, Santa Claus?” and Bing Crosby’s “Mele Kalikimaka” are two lesser known Christmas songs, while we also include more well-known classics such as “Christmas in Killarney” and “White Christmas”.
Kimberly Vars Whitehead accompanies the chorus of 70+ members from the Milford-Amherst area and surrounding towns. Join Souhegan Valley Chorus for this evening of holiday music at Souhegan High School in Amherst NH at 7:00pm! Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and is free for children 12 and under. Click on the image below to buy tickets online:
Come Sing with Us!
The Souhegan Valley Chorus is seeking interested singers to join us as we continue our 40th concert season. Weekly rehearsals begin on January 14, 2020 and are held in the Milford Middle School chorus room (33 Osgood Rd Milford NH) from 7:00-9:00 pm on Tuesday evenings. We start our semester with two open rehearsals, January 14th and 21st, where interested participants can attend a rehearsal and try us out with no obligation. Typically, at our open rehearsals, we do initial run-throughs of the music we’ll be performing. Once you’ve decided you like us (and you will!), you can pay your semester dues, and take the music home to study and practice. Then you can anticipate having lots of fun singing with great people!
This spring, the chorus will be preparing their selections for their spring concert titled “Getting To Know You – Storytelling through Song”. The May 16th concert will be held at The Amato Center in Milford NH.
SVC is directed by Jennifer K. Erdody of Milford and accompanied by Kimberly Vars Whitehead of Milford. The chorus consists of 60+ singers from Amherst, Milford and surrounding towns in the Souhegan Valley and is comprised of people from age 16-85. We perform concerts in December and May. This past year we participated in the Amherst Tree Lighting and sang at a Fisher Cats game.
Singing in a choir could be ‘the new exercise’
“Exercise is one of the few activities in life that is indisputably good for us,” writes Daniel H. Pink in his new book, ‘When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.‘ “Choral singing might be the new exercise.”
“Choral singing calms the heart and boosts endorphin levels. It improves lung function. It increases pain thresholds and reduces the need for pain medication,” Pink claims, citing research published in Evolution and Human Behavior. It also seems to improve your outlook, boosting mood and self-esteem while alleviating feelings of stress and depression.