A sample of the Club's current repertoire:

The Last Words of David - a piece for piano and chorus, by Randall Thompson

Tskhenosnuri - Georgian folk song.

Lonesome Road - A James Taylor arrangement

Bushes and Briars - An Essex folk-song, arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Down Among the Dead Men - An English air, also arranged by Vaughan Williams

Songs That Tickle Spines

By Katherine Duke ’05

Nina Shallman could become the next Norah Jones. For now, she’s an Amherst sophomore.

[Music] In her song “Daisies,” Nina Shallman ’18 coaxes an unnamed companion: Sing those notes that tickle my spine. But it’s her own voice that has been thrilling audiences.

Glee's Competition

The men from Route 9 celebrate 10 years of singing.

By Emily Gold Boutilier

The Law Says You Sing

By Katherine Duke '05 and Emily Gold Boutilier

And We'll All Sing Hallelujah: Tuesday Night Sacred Harp Singing in Northampton


The weekly Tuesday night singing at Helen Hills Hills Chapel on the Smith College campus in Northampton was founded by Allison Schofield and Jess Cook during their time at Smith College. After hearing the band Cordelia's Dad perform Sacred Harp music at one of its concerts, Schofield began attending a Sacred Harp singing in Amherst every month. Wanting to sing more often, Schofield and Cook decided to start a weekly singing. Thus, Northampton's Tuesday night singing was born.


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.

Route 9 Acappella

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We are an all-male a cappella group specializing in contemporary rock, pop and R&B music.

For more information please contact directors Alex Chang '11 ( and Gregory Barrett'12 (

Introduction, updated

Submitted by Rachel E. Speer
For students or alumni who might find this information useful:I graduated in 2005 with majors in Biology and History, and a thesis on the teaching of evolution and creationism in high schools in Arkansas.