April 11, 2015

41st Annual Baum Memorial Concert TONIGHT!

The day has finally arrived! Join us for an evening of beautiful music, including a collaboration with The Lehigh University Glee Club! And a Wellesley College Choir first: this year, thanks to the Parent Office, the entire concert will be live-streamed! 


At 8 PM tonight, the start of the concert, just click the link below and you'll feel as if you were in the Chapel with us!

We can't wait to see you there, or see you online!




April 8, 2015

Choirbee of the Week: Michaella!



  1. Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
  2. Favorite musical artist:  Right now I am really digging this band named Elbow
  3. Favorite song to put you in a happy mood: La Vie en Rose sung by Louis Armstrong
  4. Who would star in a film made about your life? Mr. Bean
  5. What’s the last book you read for fun? The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  6. What’s a song that always gets stuck in your head?  Dream a Little Dream of Me sung by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
  7. What is something you can’t live without? Coffee and conversation
  8. If you could have fancy brunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why? Leonardo Da Vinci- he saw invisible connections between so many seemingly different fields—it would be fascinating to speak with him!
  9.  What’s your favorite food? Cheese—lately I have been enjoying Epoisses
  10.  Who is your personal hero/heroine: My grandma
  11.  What movie could you watch over and over? Ratatouille
  12.  If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go? Italy
  13.  If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why? 1950s to hear Charlie Parker play the saxophone
  14.  What is your favorite word?  Scintillating
  15.  Something people wouldn’t guess by looking at you isI’m mostly an open book, but one thing people are occasionally surprised to hear is how introverted I actually am—I love people, but I really enjoy spending large amounts of time on my own, roaming the streets of Harvard Square or meditating in my room.
  16.  Why is a raven like a writing desk?  They are both ominous signs of hardship and long hours of personal toil.


Choirbee of the Week: Julia!


  1. Hometown: Belmont, MA
  2. Favorite musical artist: At the moment, Ed Sheeran or Death Cab for Cutie
  3. Favorite song to put you in a happy mood: Brighter Than the Sun by Colbie Caillat
  4. Who would star in a film made about your life? Channing Tatum
  5. What’s the last book you read for fun? Gone With the Wind
  6. What’s a song that always gets stuck in your head? Home by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  7. What is something you can’t live without? Chapstick
  8. If you could have fancy brunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why? JK Rowling. Because.
  9. What’s your favorite food? Scrambled eggs
  10. Who is your personal hero/heroine: Emma Watson
  11. What movie could you watch over and over? Mean Girls
  12. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go? South Korea ;)
  13. If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why? 2.5 million years ago to chill with the earliest humans.
  14. What is your favorite word? Riddikulus
  15. Something people wouldn’t guess by looking at you is: I was always the shortest one in my class until I was 13
  16. Why is a raven like a writing desk? Because "each simple substance has relations that express all the others, and consequently...each simple substance is a perpetual, living mirror of the universe." ~G.W. Leibniz.

Choirbee of the Week: Elizabeth!


  1. Hometown: Francestown, NH
  2. Favorite musical artist: Joni Mitchell
  3. Favorite song to put you in a happy mood: Uptown Funk
  4. Who would star in a film made about your life? Carey Mulligan
  5. What’s the last book you read for fun? The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  6. What’s a song that always gets stuck in your head? Turn the World Around
  7. What is something you can't live without? my warm winter scarf!
  8. If you could have fancy brunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why? J.K. Rowling. It would be a very emotional brunch.
  9. What’s your favorite food? M&M's.
  10. Who is your personal hero/heroine: my younger brother, probably.
  11. What movie could you watch over and over? The Little Mermaid
  12. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go? London!
  13. If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why? Colonial America has always fascinated me, but I'd like to be able to come back to the modern day after a week or two.
  14. What is your favorite word? pamplemousse
  15. Something people wouldn't guess by looking at you is: I love Disney movies/animation in general!
  16. Why is a raven like a writing desk? Both are noted for their notes (though they are a little flat).

March 23, 2015

Seoul-ful Adventures: Part 1

It's been a jam-packed couple of days for the Wellesley College Choir! We hit the ground running on Saturday after a warm welcome by our tour guides, and later devoured our first Korean meal. Yesterday we got our first dose of sight-seeing with a walking tour of the Gyeongbokgung Palace, complete with a Changing of the Guard Ceremony! Those past two days culminated in our first concert: singing for the Myungsung Presbyterian Church, the largest Presbyterian church in the world.

 

                      You never would have guessed these smiling faces just got off a 20 hour flight...


                                         Our first Korean meal: bulgogi beef and bibimbap!


 Fresh kimchi was a huge hit with the Choir



                                      Day one of sight-seeing was the Gyeongbokgung Palace.




     The Changing of the Guard ceremony may only be for show nowadays, but it was amazing to see!



Wellesley College Choir's first time performing in front of thousands! We were honored to perform two pieces for the congregation of Myungsung Presbyterian Church.


Bee on the lookout for more photos, and more vlogs!




March 3, 2015

Tour Dates That Will Warm Your 'Seoul'

You've all been so patient, so to celebrate your love for the Wellesley College Choir (and also because this is good information to have), here are the OFFICIAL TOUR DATES for our Spring Tour to Seoul, South Korea!

Sunday, March 22nd
7:00-8:30 - Church Service at Myungsung Presbyterian Church

Monday, March 23rd
7:30-9:00 – Ewha Woman’s University Kim Young Ui Hall with the Ewha Chamber Choir

Tuesday, March 24th
7:30-9:00 – KAIST Auditorium in Daejeon with the Daejeon Civic Youth Choir

Wednesday, March 25th
7:30-9:00 PM – Youngsan Arts Hall Seoul with The Arts Choir



November 29, 2014

Meet the Choirbee of the Week: Prianka!

 
1.     Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2.     Favorite musical artist: Michael BublĂ©
3.     Favorite song to put you in a happy mood: New Shoes by Paolo Nutini
4.     Who would star in a film made about your life? Zooey Deschanel or Freida Pinto
5.     What’s the last book you read for fun? The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
6.     What’s a song that always gets stuck in your head? A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles
7.     What is something you can’t live without? Hot showers
8.     If you could have fancy brunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why? My grandmother because I have always wondered what she would be like; she died when my mother was little
9.     What’s your favorite food? Thai chicken with cashew nuts and sticky rice from The Noodle House in Dubai
10.    Who is your personal hero/heroine: Mulan
11.    What movie could you watch over and over? Troy
12.   If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go? Paris, France
13.   If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why? The Age of the Samurai in Japan; I would love to learn from their way of life
14.   What is your favorite word? Petrichor; it means the smell of the earth after the first rain
15.   Something people wouldn’t guess by looking at you is: I have been practicing Shotokan karate since I was 7 years old
16.   Why is a raven like a writing desk? They both begin with r