The Keene Chorale

Our 38th Season

Join us as we welcome our new Music Director!

Cailin Marcel Manson, Music DirectorWe are delighted to announce the appointment of Cailin Marcel Manson of Putney, Vermont as our new Music Director.

A Philadelphia native, baritone, and conductor, Cailin has worked to increase community involvement in the art of music by creating performance and training opportunities for singers and musicians of mixed experience. He is currently Director of the Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Germantown Concert Chorus and the Germantown Choral Festival, Music Director of the Bennington County Choral Society and the Director of Music at The Putney School.

He has toured as a performer and master teacher at major concert venues throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with many organizations, including the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Taipei Philharmonic, Bayerische Staatsoper – Münchner Opernfestspiele, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro San Carlo, Konservatorium Oslo, and the Conservatoire de Luxembourg.

A graduate of the Esther Boyer College of Music of Temple University, he also received Magister degrees in orchestral conducting and opera from the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria.

Rehearsals  for our December 11 concert will begin on September 13. The program will feature the choral works Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, a Goethe poem set to music by Felix Mendelssohn, and The Winter: Finale movement of Haydn’s oratorio Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), with orchestra and soloists.

The Keene Chorale, formed in 1979, provides the inspiration and enlightenment of fine choral music for the enjoyment of the people of Keene, New Hampshire and the Monadnock Region. For its non-professional members, it offers an exciting and enriched learning opportunity for those interested in realizing their musical potential. The Keene Chorale concerts, featuring sixty to eighty singers along with instrumentalists and frequent soloists, are given twice a year in mid-December and mid-April.