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Souhegan Valley Chorus, in its 33rd season, is a community chorus in the Milford-Amherst (New Hampshire) area performing a variety of choral music from pops to light classics under the direction of Jennifer K. Erdody. Membership is open, without audition, to singers from high school age through seniors who enjoy choral music. Fifty people come from towns in and around the Souhegan Valley for the weekly rehearsals which are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. usually in the Milford Middle School (see map below) music room. Two concerts are presented each season—one in December and two in May— as well as participating in the Milford Holiday Stroll, which takes place the first Saturday in December.


Milford First Congregational Church, 10 Union St (
blue star)
Milford Middle School, 33 Osgood Rd (
red star)
Milford High School, 100 West St (
yellow star)
Unitarian Universalist Church, 20 Elm St, Milford, NH (green star)
Milford United Methodist Church, 327 N. River Rd (pink star) see map below


 
Open Rehearsals
Our first rehearsal for the Spring 2013 Season begins on Tuesday, January 15th in the Milford Middle School.  The first two rehearsals—January 15 & 22—are open rehearsals for prospective members who want to "test the waters" before joining. 

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Membership Dues
Dues are per semester and are as follows:

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2013 Spring Concert

Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28th in the Milford Town Hall

Go Down, Moses…. Spiritual, arr. Gilpin 
The Seal Lullaby....
Eric Whitacre
The Sound of Silence….
Paul Simon, arr. Hayes
Finale B (No Day But Today),
from Rent…. Jonathan Larson, arr. Emerson
Song of the Tall Ship…
Beth Luttrell/Mark Hayes
Battle Hymn of the Republic….
Julia Ward Howe/William Steffe, arr. Wilhousky
O Magnum Mysterium….
Morten Lauridsen
Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)….
Bart Howard, arr. Shaw
Penny Lane….
John Lennon/Paul McCartney, arr. Snyder
How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place….
Brahms
Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord….
Undine Moore
Sing Your Way Home….
Joseph Martin
Africa….
David Paich/Jeff Porcaro/Toto, arr. Emerson

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Cancellation Policy
If Milford schools are closed (or if school is let out early) 
due to inclement weather, SVC will not meet.  
Rehearsal cancellation will be posted at the top of this Website.

If in doubt, call or email your Section Leader:
Sopranos - Tina Summers 883-8778
Altos -   Alison Elliott  553-9162
Tenors -     John Potelle 672-8850
Basses -    Dan Wolaver 566-0685

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Spring 2013 Schedule (preliminary)

01/08  TBA  Tues. 7:00  Board mtg

01/15

 Milford MS

 Tues. 7:00 rehearsal

 open rehearsal

01/22

 Milford MS

            

 open rehearsal

01/29

 Milford MS

            

 Valleyaires auditions 6:00

02/05

 Milford MS

            

 Board mtg 6:00

02/12

 Milford MS

            

 Valleyaires 6:00

02/19

 Milford MS

            

 Valleyaires 6:00

02/26

 TBA

            

Valleyaires 6:00

03/05

Milford MS

            

 Board mtg 6:00

03/12

Milford MS

            

 Valleyaires 6:00

03/19

 Milford MS

            

 Valleyaires 6:00

03/26

 Milford MS

            

 Valleyaires 6:00

04/2

 Milford MS

            

Board mtg 6:00
04/09  Milford MS      "        "

 Valleyaires 6:00

04/16  Milford MS      "        "

 Valleyaires 6:00

04/23

 TBA

            

 Valleyaires 6:00

04/27

 Milford Town Hall

 Sat. 9:00–11:00

 tech rehearsal

04/27

Milford Town  Hall

 Sat. 7:00–9:00

 Spring Concert

04/28  Milford Town Hall Sun. 2:00–4:00  Spring Concert

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The Director and the Accompanist

Jennifer K. Erdody, 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 a cappella group.  She also teaches voice workshop and musical theater.  Jennifer is on the staff of the Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club School of Theater Arts, where she has served as music director for "Willy Wonka Jr." and "Carousel" and "The Wizard of Oz."  In the early winter she directs 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. 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 is our new accompanist this fall. 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 is director of music,  organist and handbell director at  Brookside Congregational Church in Manchester.  She was music director for Amherst PTA's production of Oklahoma! in April, 2011. In her spare time, she tours with the Merrimack Valley Ringers, an auditioned handbell choir. Kim lives in Milford with her husband and two children.

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2012-2013 SVC Board

President: Dan Wolaver
Vice-President: Jonatha Pierdominici
Secretary: John Potelle
Treasurer: John Stafford
Publicity: Christy Belvin, Assist. Bryan Higgs
Librarian: Patrick McCarty
Fund Raising: Mike Jeynes, Assist. Robyn Holley
Chorus Manager: Conrad Koch

    Here are the job descriptions for each office.

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    Advertising

    SVC is supported chiefly by member dues and by donations and advertisements in our concert programs. Also, SVC is a 501-C-3 Not-for-Profit Organization. Listed below are our advertisement prices. (Size is given in width × height in inches.) Here is the ad letter, and here is the ad order form. Submit ads in e-copy (.doc, .pdf, .jpg, or .gif) to Dan Wolaver (), or in hard copy to Souhegan Valley Chorus, P.O. Box 762, Amherst, NH 03031. Make checks payable to Souhegan Valley Chorus. 
    • 1/8 Page Ad (2-1/4 × 1-7/8): $40

    • 1/4 Page Ad (2-1/4 × 3-3/4): $60

    • 1/4 Page Ad (4-1/2 × 1-7/8): $60

    • 1/2 Page Ad (4-1/2 × 3-3/4): $90

    • Full Page Ad (4-1/2 × 7-1/2): $135

    • Inside Front Cover (4-1/2 × 7-1/2): $175

    • Inside Back Cover (4-1/2 × 7-1/2): $175

    • Back Cover (4-1/2 × 7-1/2): $240

    Donations:

    • Maestro: $1,000 and up

    • Solo: $999 - $500

    • Quartet: $499 - $250

    • Chorus: $249 - $100

    • Star: $99 - $75

    • Friend: $74 and under

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    Past Concerts
    1997 - 2011

    2007 Spring Concert - "Pioneers and Prairies"
    Click here to see pictures from the show.
    Listen to "Red River Valley"  Listen to "Sunset"

    Concerts recorded by DB Systems.

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