Who are We?
The Souhegan Valley Chorus, a community chorus in the Milford-Amherst, NH area has been performing music since 1979. We hold concerts, performing a variety of choral music from pops to light classics under the direction of Jennifer K. Erdody. Two concerts are performed each season, one in December, for the holiday season, and one in late April or early May. The chorus also participates in other events, including the Milford Labor Day Parade, the Amherst 4th of July celebration, and the Milford holiday celebration in December.
Membership is open, without audition, to singers who enjoy choral music, from high school age through seniors. People come from towns in and around the Souhegan Valley for the weekly rehearsals that are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., currently at the First Congregational Church, Union Street, Milford, NH 03055.,
Meet Our Leaders
Jennifer K. Erdody, our director, is the choral director at Milford High School in Milford, NH, where she directs the concert choir and “West Street Beat”, the school’s elite vocal ensemble. She also teaches Voice Workshop and Advanced Vocal Studies.
On stage, she has performed the roles of Princess Fiona in the Amherst PTA’s production of “Shrek the Musical”, Rose Smith in “Meet Me In St. Louis”, Laurey in “Oklahoma!”, and Mary Hatch Bailey in Milford Area Players’ “It’s A Wonderful Life”. Jennifer frequently works with Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club’s Riverbend Youth Company, where she has served as music director for “Willy Wonka Jr.”, “Carousel” “, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Guys and Dolls, Jr.”, and “Oliver”. She co-directed “The Sound of Music” for Riverbend Youth Company, and directed “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” and “West Side Story”.
For 16 years, she directed the Mont Vernon Community Messiah Sing, a long-standing choral tradition. She was named the 2009 New Hampshire Vocalist of the Year by American Mothers Incorporated and 2012 Nashua area Teacher of the Year by the Hippo Press. Jenn also works at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, and is Choir Director and Organist at Milford United Methodist Church. Jenn is a graduate of Boston University, where she studied with Richard Cassilly. She lives in Milford with her husband and two children.
Kim Whitehead , our accompanist, joined SVC in the Fall of 2012. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in piano and organ performance, and went on to earn a master’s degree in organ performance from Boston University. Kim is a private piano teacher, musical director for the Amherst Middle School Theater Club, and accompanist for the Milford High School Chorus.
She has been organist and handbell choir director at the Congregational Church in Amherst for ten years, and she has been accompanist for the Merrimack Chorus for ten years. In her spare time, she tours with the Merrimack Valley Ringers, an auditioned handbell choir. Kim lives in Milford with her husband and three children.
Come Sing with us!
Interested in learning more? We’d love to have you join us! Below are a few resources to get you started! Print out your new member registration form and watch our calendar or social media’s for updates on when the next season is set to begin.
The first 2 rehearsals are free for anyone to join in and get a feel for our wonderful group. You’ll find it’s great fun!
Our Anti-discrimination Policy
The Souhegan Valley Chorus does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
The Souhegan Valley Chorus is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.