Local Chorus is a privately run chorus for kids aged 5-13. We sing a wide repertoire of folk, pop, rock and classical music in one-, two- and three-part arrangements. When possible, we incorporate strings played by the students, as well as guitar and percussion played by adults and students. Our mission is to bring joy to the community through music and performance.
The next session of Local Chorus starts on Tuesday September 11 at the Montessori School of Northampton. We meet for 10 week sessions, skipping holidays and vacations.
The mission of the Chorus is to bring joy to the community through music and performing. We have a repertoire, and we also learn new songs. Here is a partial list:
Though influenced by Nerissa’s participation in HooteNanny (which she co-founded in 2006 with Katryna Nields), Local Chorus is a performance group. We will be working hard to learn songs to be performed at various opportunities. This chorus is for kids who want to sing in front of people, and who are willing to focus and listen in rehearsal. At the present time, there are no auditions, and Nerissa prizes enthusiasm, good attention and behavior in rehearsal over musical ability. Each ten week session will include at least one performance. We have performed with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, The Nields, and were the musical welcome for Senator Ed Markey’s 2017 Town Hall in Northampton.
Local Chorus meets in the Music Room at the bottom level of Montessori School in Northampton, at 51 Bates Ave. Parents may stay to sing, or drop kids off. Local Chorus has included singers from all four public elementary schools, private schools, charter schools and home-schooled kids. If you are interested in joining, please do so by emailing Nerissand@gmail.com.
The cost of the chorus is $125 for one child, and $200 for two siblings. You may pay with check, cash, PayPal or credit card.
- Where: Montessori School of Northampton, 51 Bates Ave
- When: 4:15-5pm, Monday afternoons
- Meetings: Starting January 8 and subsequent Mondays for ten weeks, not counting holidays and school vacations.