The Festival Choir is comprised of 30-40 members which include faculty, staff, alumni/ae, friends of the college, Continuing Education students, and members of the Worcester and surrounding area communities who sing in area choruses and worship regularly in the Chapel. The Festival Choir sings at the Sunday, 10:00am mass twice each semester and provides music for special liturgical celebrations during the academic year including the Christmas Eve and Easter Vigil Masses. Section leaders are provided for all voice parts and repertoire is traditional. Festival Choir members include professional choral singers as well as all levels of musical talent.


Membership in the Assumption College Festival Choir is open to anyone in the Assumption College community including alumni/ae, friends of the college, undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty. There is on-going enrollment in which members can join the Choir at various times during each semester. Please email lyu@assumption.edu if you are interested in attending an upcoming rehearsal.

No audition is necessary.

Please click here for the 2009-10 schedule of rehearsals and Masses

During my time with the 10AM and Festival Choirs, I have learned a great deal about singing and have made many good friends. More importantly, I have had the opportunity to contribute to the faith community of my alma mater in a very meaningful way. Often, as I am sitting in the Chapel waiting to sing, I think about my years at Assumption College, and I look at the altar, where my wife, Aimee Jacques Brunelle ('73) and I were married, and where our two daughters were baptized. This is a very special place, and I am happy to be able to do my sMall part to worship the Lord here. I urge anyone who likes to sing to join us. The demands are few, and the rewards are many.
-Roger J. Brunelle, Esq., tenor
('73) Paxton, MA

Have you have ever felt really, really satisfied when you finally accomplish what you’ve been working on ? or felt “goose bumps” while listening to or singing great music ?? -- then you’ll know what I often feel when I sing in the Festival Choir. Jane has a gift of being able to coax from her singers beautiful choral music, which often moves both congregation and Choir members. Combine that with gorgeous organ accompaniment in the beauty of the Chapel – it’s an unbeatable experience. That’s why I sing -- it is very worth it – please join us!
-Paul Dexter,
Baritone West Boylston, MA


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