We are a community chorus in central Vermont dedicated to making and sharing beautiful music.

Fall Season to begin Sept 7!  REGISTER HERE!

We are cautiously optimistic and delighted at the prospect of singing together again this fall. Under the baton of our new director, Pete Schmeeckle, we will begin rehearsing Tuesday Sept. 7, for the Holiday Concert at Chandler Center, which is scheduled for December 12, 4 pm.  We will be monitoring the risk levels of Covid as the season progresses and take appropriate action as per state guidelines. 

Registration

If you plan to sing with us this fall, please complete the registration questionnaire by clicking here. Spread the word to your friends and acquaintances that we are looking for more singers to join us - you can send them a copy of this email to give them the registration link.  Come to the first rehearsal between 6:30 and 6:45 latest, to get your music, pay the fall dues (still a deal at only $55 - checks and cash gladly accepted!) and meet our new Director. 

Vaccination

If you are vaccinated you will not be required to wear a mask during rehearsals, but if you are more comfortable wearing one, please do. Exceptions can be made to the vaccination requirement: open a new email to randolphsingers@gmail.com  for your privacy: note that when you respond to this email, it may go out to everyone on our email list. 

Program

The program is still being fleshed out but we can safely say that it will include: 

·         some pieces from Handel’s Messiah: Unto Us a Child is Born, among them

·         Broad Waters by contemporary Polish composer Henryk Gorecki

·         Little Drummer Boy

·         Bashanah

·         a sneak preview of the opera Pete is writing about Ethan Allen 

·         the traditional carol sing along. 

 

Our New Director : Pete Schmeeckle (pronounced “Shmeckley”) 

Pete brings an intriguing musical experience to his role as the Singer’s new director.  He has directed a wide variety of musical groups, including: community chorus, Marine Corps show band, high school Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble. He performed as a percussionist, singer, pianist and clarinetist in several trios. 

A Vermont native, Pete’s musical career has taken him to California, Hawaii and Washington state. He currently owns and teaches at the Stowe Music Center, offering instruction in various instruments, composition and arrangement in jazz, rock, opera and classical genres.






The Randolph Singers was founded by a dozen or so area residents in 1968 when the local PTA wanted to sponsor a Broadway show to raise funds. The show they chose to perform was Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance." The Randolph Singers usually comprises approximately 50 area residents from towns throughout central Vermont.

The Randolph Singers is a non-auditioned chorus that rehearses weekly on Tuesdays from 7-9pm in the basement of Bethany Church, and performs two concerts annually, in December and May.  The chorus is led by director Pete Schmeeckle (see our "Musicians and Board Members" page); the accompanist is long-time musician and teacher Marta Borgstrom of Randolph.
 

Hark the Herald Angels Holiday Concert, December 2019