Concert and Chamber Choirs

Chamber Choir in the Rotunda

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The Williams College Department of Music presents the Chamber Choir on Friday, April 25 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 at 4 p.m. in the historic Rotunda of the Williams College Museum of Art. These free events are open to the public.

The Williams Chamber Choir, under the direction of Brad Wells will perform William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices. Byrd wrote during the Renaissance in England when Catholicism existed underground. The mass was originally composed with a small group and place in mind. The Chamber Choir will also perform shorter works of Byrd in English and Latin and a piece by Brad Wells titled “Render,” which was written originally for Roomful of Teeth, Wells’s Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble.

The Williams Chamber Choir is a mixed, sixteen-voice group, just the right size for the performance space. The Rotunda of the Williams College Museum of Art is a small, round, domed room. This unique venue possesses perfect acoustics for this music, and for this group.