Each term Pendle Hill offers a group singing experience where students, staff, and members of the wider community can explore the connection between voice, song, spirit, and word. Students at all levels of singing experience are welcome to participate. The Pendle Hill Chorus, under the direction of Pendle Hill alum Jacqueline Coren, meets each term and presents a concert which is performed as part of the Festival Week activities.
Throughout the year our life together is enriched by other musical events and activities, such as evenings of chanting or Taize-style worship, occasional public concerts, or theatrical performances.
Pendle Hill Chorus
People at all levels of singing experience may participate in the Pendle Hill Chorus and sing in a concert at the end of the Resident Program term. The Chorus is directed by Pendle Hill alum Jacqueline Coren, who is assisted by accompanist Fred Crumrine. This is a wonderful opportunity for Resident Program participants and Pendle Hill staff to join in song with off-campus community members. Rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:00 pm in the Barn beginning the first week of each term: September 26, January 9, and April 3. No audition is required. Each term concludes with a concert and reception on the last Wednesday of each term (December 5, March 13, and June 5) at 8:00 pm in the Barn.
"We work hard and have a good time!”
Live music is often heard at Pendle Hill. The grand piano in the Barn can be played any time the meeting room is free, and music often wafts upstairs to the Barn offices. The chorus, made up of students, staff and people who live nearby, rehearses weekly and gives concerts in December and June. Workshops are held in songwriting and great classical music. Staff children join adults in instrumental concerts open to the community.