This Spring's concert is about how we, as human beings, do best with many things when we stay connected to the present moment. The programming we will be presenting is by far the most challenging music we have ever tackled. As always, it spans the gamut in terms of range and repertoire, yet combines itself into a concise story that we hope you will find both entertaining and useful.

We're excited to present “This Moment,” a spring concert featuring an exciting mix of choral music—from medieval motet to African American spiritual to pre-Christian Icelandic chant to gorgeous new settings of poems by Emily Dickinson, Theodore Roethke and others. Five languages and many singing traditions are represented. The program includes the premiere of a work by Randolph, Vt., composer Kathy Wonson Eddy, commissioned for TCS's 40th anniversary, as well as a new composition and arrangement by TCS director Kevin Quigley. Instrumentalists are TCS accompanist Matthew Wiencke, piano;  guest musicians Jared Oren, violin, Paul Ruscak, viola, and Erin Lord, cello; TCS member Marvin Rogers, flute; and a TCS chimes players. 

  • Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30pm at the United Church of Strafford VT 
  • Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm at the North Chapel, Woodstock
  • Sunday, May 13 at 4:30 and 7:30pm at the First Congregational Church in Thetford Hill
  1. Bright Morning Stars
    Shawn L. Kirchner
  2. To See the Sky
    Jocelyn Hagen
  3. Look Back on Time
    Joseph Gregorio
  4. In Summer
    Bruno Martino
  5. Cool of the Day
    Jean Ritchie
  6. String Trio
    Anton Webern
  7. To Music
    Leonard Enns
  8. Haec Dies (This Day)
    Suor Leonora d'Este
  9. The Slow Moment (premier)
    Kevin Quigley
  10. Tröllaslagur (Troll Song)
    Traditional Icelandic
  1. Beau Soir
    Claude Debussy
  2. The Eye Begins to See
    Donald McCullough
  3. The Simple Now (premier)
    Kathy Wonson Eddy
  4. Die Nacht (The Night)
    Josef Rheinberger
  5. La Biche (The Doe)
    Paul Hindemith
  6. Verger (The Orchard)
    Paul Hindemith
  7. Printemps(Springtime)
    Paul Hindemith
  8. By N'By
    Robert DeCormier
  9. Job, Job
    Stephen Hatfield