South Hadley, MA

Director: Catherine Melhorn

“Trouble Fly” by Susan Marie Swanson

About Director Catharine Melhorn
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Catharine Melhorn, retired in 2006 as long-time Choral Director at Mount Holyoke College, presently serves as President of the American Choral Directors Association, Massachusetts chapter. A graduate of Smith College with advanced degrees from UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois, she has led Mount Holyoke choirs on tours to China, South America, Eastern and central Europe, England, Wales, Costa Rica and throughout the US and Canada. Between 1987 and 1992, Ms. Melhorn was founder and director of the highly successful Mount Holyoke Children’s Choir. 2012-13 is her seventh season directing the South Hadley Children’s Chorus.

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  • Great song for our times. Heartful and exuberant performance.

  • Great job SHCC West! You get my vote!!

  • Teresa Fischer

    Wonderful job! A very touching song.

  • Really pretty sound. Very moving. And I understood every word.

  • Wow, what a wonderful song!

  • Peggy Peregoy

    As is demonstrated by this piece, South Hadley Children’s Choir, even in a competition, is inclusive of all ages and abilities, not just the older more accomplished musicians. It is non-elitist and in that environment, all can grow as musicians and performers.

  • swtower

    Beautiful sound and a heartbreaking peice of music. Well done SHCC!

  • Michael Jarvinen

    Very nice harmonies. The blend of voices with piano creates a melancholy feeling for me. I could listen to this song all day!

  • This program is sponsored in part by:

    Additional support is provided by: A grant from The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts from the Raymond E. and Mildred G. Clark Foundation Fund and the Members of WGBY.