Music on the Hill Festival Chorus

Effective date for entry: 2/22/2022

Contact information

Mailing address:531 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897


The Festival Chorus is a 40-voice choir open to experienced singers without audition. The chorus performs a spring and fall concert and a traditional Christmas concert with the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir. The repertoire is both enriching and artistically challenging and includes major choral works and themed selections.

The Festival Chorus is one of Music on the Hill's four performing ensembles. (The others are the Summer Chorus, the professional-level Chamber Chorus, and the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir.) All ensembles are project-based: participants join for one 4 - 6 week rehearsal/concert cycle at a time. Each project is a focused, time-limited commitment. Participants may join for one project or for many, as they choose. Each ensemble is comprised of both new and returning singers/ringers, and new participants are always welcome.

The Festival Chorus has performed the Poulenc Gloria and Handel's Israel in Egypt. In 2016, they premiered a new work by artistic director Ellen Dickinson, "Threads of Light: A Tapestry of African-American Spirituals in Three Movements \&\#8211; Hope, Journey, Glory," composed for chorus with soloists, handbells, upright bass, and trumpet. Themed concerts have included "Luck o' the Irish" and "Songs of Thanksgiving."

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Affiliation(s):Music on the Hill
Music Director:Ellen Dickinson, David H. Connell
Year founded:2011
Number of Singers:40
Voice parts:Adults, mixed

  • No auditions required
  • No dues required

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Last updated: 2022-02-23 12:50:35

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