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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 and presents seasonal concerts.

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

Jackie Coren, Musical DirectorIf you ever wondered if singing in a chorus would be fun, but were nervous about an audition, the Pendle Hill Chorus is for you!

The Pendle Hill Chorus is a community chorus which draws singers from across the tri-state area. Singing since 1993, our repertoire is challenging yet accessible, and includes
sacred and secular music from around the world. All are welcome regardless of musical or choral experience. No audition is required – only a willingness to commit to learning the music and to creating a beautiful sound with one another at weekly rehearsals.

Mindful of the current environment of COVID, we are moving cautiously and positively in the direction of singing together again in person. Our first step is to hold weekly Zoom Sings to reactivate our voices and to prepare several pieces for when way opens for in-person presentation. While the current Zoom technology does not lend itself to successful or satisfying ensemble singing, we will use a format that enables us to be together visually while singing individually – muted with accompanying musical support. As the weather warms up, perhaps we can come together in person to sing outside.

The first Zoom Sing is Wednesday evening, March 16th, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

Please contact us with any questions or to get the Zoom link:

Jackie Coren, director:

Grand Piano

Live music is often heard at Pendle Hill. The grand piano in the Barn can be played any time after work hours when the meeting room is free. Workshops are occasionally held in songwriting and in study of great classical music. There are occasional instrumental concerts open to the community, self-organized hymn singing or folk-music playing, and singing or other musical performances are usually part of our New Year’s Eve celebration.