ABOUT THE MISHAWUM CHORAL SOCIETY
(Last updated 25 July 2012)
The Mishawum Choral Society has been active in local musical affairs since 1963, when some 20 to 30 singers from area choirs joined together to establish a performing ensemble. We currently have about 50 members. The members are from many cities and towns of Middlesex and Essex counties.
The mission of the Society is to perpetuate and enhance the art form of choral music in concert, and provide enjoyment for the singers and for their audiences. Our repertoire is broad and in any concert, you are apt to hear a diverse mixture of classical, pops, folk, jazz, and broadway. Under our irrepressible director Donn Hill and our gifted accompanist, Sarah Lafontaine, we provide choral music that is fun and challenging, always entertaining, and superbly presented by a mature, well balanced ensemble that really enjoys singing together. We always leave our audiences wanting more!
The Society currently offers concerts in December and May and supports civic and social functions such as Woburn's Festival on the Common. The group is also available for special occasions such as weddings.
The Society is a non-profit organization. All expenses of the Mishawum Choral Society are met by member dues, by concert performances, and by the patronage of sponsors. Salaried professional directors and instrumentalists are essential to prepare and support the music we present to a widely diversified spectrum of listeners.
Mishawum Music Directors 1963-present
|1974-1977||Donn Hill & Susan Hill|
|1977-1978||Wendell S. Purrington|
|1978-1982||Donn Hill & Susan Hill|
|1982-1995||Robert J. Hodgson, Jr.|
|1995-2003||Alice Johnson Hannon|
Mishawum Accompanists 1963-present
|1973-1982||Margaret Sibley Butt|
|1985-1985||Pamela Wood Avedisian|
|1997-2002||Thomas C. Lissey|
|2002-2004||Joseph W. Stroup|
|2005-||Sarah Lafontaine &