Concert Choir

Welcome to the Amherst College Concert Choir website! We number approximately 30 musicians, and perform a wide variety of choral works ranging from medieval madrigals to modern music. Painless auditions are held at the beginning of each semester, and absolutely anyone is welcome to come try out.



2016 Officers

President: Samuel Korntner '17
Vice President:  Emily Willick '18
Supreme Chancellor: Alina Burke '17
Secretary: Karla Rondon '18
Business Manager:


Members for Spring Semester, 2016





Kaetlyn Arant
Alina Burke
Becky Danning  
Jia Liang
Rebecca Ruescher
Emily Willick

Jennifer Cullen
Zoe Kayton
Ellen Mutter
Karla Rondon
Sara Smith
Minah Yang

Our Lady of Sorrows Sings On: The Sounds of Catholic Worship in Holyoke

Holyoke was originally founded as a prosperous mill town. The first Polish immigrants settled there in 1887, and in 1896 the growing Polish community established Mater Dolorosa Church in order to serve the Polish residents of the region. 

Their choir today is small in comparison to its state in the mid-twentieth century, when it boasted 80 members and was renowned as a high-quality concert choir of the area. They have been featured in operas and musicals, on radio broadcasts, and have released a few CD’s over the years.

Choral Society: Auditions & Information

For important information regarding Amherst College Choral Society auditions please click on the links below to see descriptions of the various singing groups at Amherst College, rehearsal schedules, where to sign up for auditions and information about joining us in singing at Convocation.

For concert schedules, see individual group pages.