February 9, 2017

Choirbee of the Week: Edie Sharon!



We are happy to announce that the semester's first Choirbee of the Week is Edie Sharon! Edie is a senior member of choir in her last semester at Wellesley (</3) and a member of the Alto 2 section. Edie came early to rehearsal last week and has been a star member of Rehearsal Committee, helping out our fabulous Rehearsal Manager Emma. Let's get to know Edie!


1. Where are you originally from? Winchester, MA
2. What is your major? Chemistry and English
3. Who is your all-time favorite musical artist? Wellesley Blue Jazz
4. What is a song that always gets stuck in your head? There is nothing in my head
5. What is your favorite piece the Choir has performed this year? Why? Personent Hodie because I've sun it for four years and I am attached
6.Who is your personal hero/heroine? Queen Elizabeth I
7. What is your favorite spot to hang out on campus? My bed
8. What is something you can’t live without? Chocolate
9. What’s your favorite food? Burritos
10. If you could have fancy brunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why? My grandmother because we have the same name
11. What movie could you watch over and over? Pride and Prejudice (2005)
12. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go? London
13.What is your favorite thing about the Wellesley College Choir? Lining up the chairs at the end of practice
14. What is your favorite word? Syzygy
15. Something people wouldn’t guess by looking at you is:
I love my mom

January 26, 2017

Ready for Round 2!

After a brief hiatus for winter break, the Wellesley College Choir is back and better than ever! Tonight, we begin rehearsals for the spring semester, and we can't wait to start making music again. Stay tuned for more updates on our Spring 2017 happenings–including information about our upcoming tour!

December 5, 2016

Choirbee of the Week: Katie LaBarge!

This week's Choirbee of the Week is Katie LaBarge, a senior from the Alto 1 section. Katie has perfect attendance and is a great musician, and was nominated by a fellow choir member for being a super supportive friend and always knowing her music. Let's get to know her!

1. Hometown: Maynard, MA
2. Favorite musical artist: Adele, The Beatles, Mumford & Sons
3. Favorite song to put you in a happy mood: "I Want You Back" - Jackson 5
4. Who would star in a film made about your life? Tina Fey
5. What’s the last book you read for fun? "American Jesus" by Stephen Prothero
6. What’s a song that always gets stuck in your head? "Take a Break" or "Dear Theodosia" from Hamilton
7. What is something you can’t live without? Atmospheric oxygen ;)
8. If you could have fancy brunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why? Probably Hillary Clinton. I would just want to talk about her time at Wellesley and her career and get her advice on everything. And I'd want to give her a hug (more for my sake than for hers).
9. What’s your favorite food? I love all sugary breakfast foods! Pancakes, waffles, french toast - if I can eat it and pretend it's a nutritionally complete meal even though it's totally just a dessert, I'm in. :)
10. Who is your personal hero/heroine? I really admire Malala Yousafzai and her advocacy for children's education worldwide.
11. What movie could you watch over and over? High School Musical (embarrassing but true)
12. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go? This is so tough! There are so many places that I want to go. However, I'm ashamed to admit I've lived in the northeast my entire life and have never been to New York and I'm dying to go, so maybe I'd just start there.
13. If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why? I'd go to the K/T extinction boundary, to find out what ~really~ killed the dinosaurs.
14. What is your favorite word? Synecdoche
15. Something people wouldn’t guess by looking at you is: I have a deathly fear of moths.

December 2, 2016

This Sunday at 7:30 - Christmas Vespers!

Coming up this Sunday is Christmas Vespers! One of our favorite winter traditions at Wellesley, Vespers features a candlelit processional and recessional, holiday readings and remarks, a brass and percussion section, and, as always, your favorite choir. Come celebrate the season with us at 7:30 PM in the Houghton Memorial Chapel this Sunday–seats fill up pretty quickly, so you might want to arrive a little early. Season's greetings and best wishes from the Wellesley College Choir!


November 21, 2016

Choirbee of the Week: Maggie Calmer!

Today, the choirbee we're featuring is Maggie Calmer! Maggie is a junior Soprano 1 with the voice and personality of an angel. She was nominated by another choirbee for being exceptionally welcoming to our guests from the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club last weekend and always making everyone in choir feel at home, and we couldn't agree more. Here's to you, Maggie!

1. Hometown: Queens, NY
2. Favorite musical artist: Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Rihanna
3. Favorite song to put you in a happy mood: currently Broccoli by Lil Yachty
4. Who would star in a film made about your life? ME :) nobody else looks like me, and I consider myself a talented actress.
5. What’s the last book you read for fun? Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
6. What’s a song that always gets stuck in your head? Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics
7. What is something you can’t live without? SELTZER
8. If you could have fancy brunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why? Gina Rodriguez because she is hilarious and smart!!!
9. What’s your favorite food? Wow... I literally eat everything. But probably sushi/raw fish!
10. Who is your personal hero/heroine? My maternal grandma :)
11. What movie could you watch over and over? BRIDESMAIDS
12. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go? The Yucatan Peninsula
13. If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why? THE FUTURE.
14. What is your favorite word? "Alas" or "Truly"
15. Something people wouldn’t guess by looking at you is: To my shock and surprise, most of my friends/acquaintances have told me that when they first encountered me, they perceived me as cold or intimidating :( So, I guess people can't tell that I am very friendly and love to meet new people when they look at me!

November 17, 2016

A #TBT to Choir Halloween!

After our rehearsal on Halloween, we traversed campus to celebrate with a choir Halloween party, complete with Halloween snacks and a choir-themed costume contest featuring elements from our repertoire. Pictured here are our winners: Stef Uhlenbruck (Alto 2) dressed up to represent a line from "Lift Every Voice and Sing," Julie Chase (Soprano 2) dressed as one of our very favorite parts of "Come to my Garden," Hadriane Hatfield (Alto 1) dressed to the nines to depict "We Are," and Katy Fowler (Alto 2), and Izzy Gelfand (Alto 2) featuring a costume from "Ubi Caritas." Happy belated Halloween from the Wellesley College Choir!