Northeast Men's Summer Chorus NMSC Yankee Male Chorus


southern Vermont/New Hampshire
August 13-15, 2020

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The second season of the Northeast Men’s Summer Chorus gets under way with a concert on August 13, 2020, in Saxtons River in southern Vermont.

Participants will be coming from at least six states to gather for a singing vacation. Evenings will be spent in camaraderie and song, days – with family and friends – exploring the lovely New England countryside.




All men -- no matter where you reside -- are invited to join us in August 2020.

To sign up now or be added to our mailing list, please contact Marty Edelman at 917-456-6558 or click here to send email.


The Northeast Men’s Summer Chorus was founded in 2019 by former members of the Yankee Male Chorus, whose last season was in the summer of 2018. During its 65-year run, YMC presented over 250 free concerts throughout southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Many YMC members wanted to continue singing (in the tradition of YMC) and so the Northeast Men's Summer Chorus was established.


In August 2019 the Chorus presented three free concerts (August 15-17) in  West Brattleboro, VT; Charlestown, NH; and Chester, VT.


Participants came from New Jersey, New York, City and State, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. 

Concerts were preceded by group suppers and festive afterglows followed two of the performances.


The following songs were  performed as part of NMSC's 2019 summer tour. Click on title to listen:

Unchained Melody

There Is Nothing Like a Dame

River in Judea

You're Just in Love

Without a Song



Executive Director  
Marty Edelman

Dave Caneen
Dave Lambert
Andy Lavigne
Allen Lindsay


August 2020 concerts


The Chorus will present three free concerts (7 pm):

August 13 (Thursday)
Saxtons River, VT

Vermont Academy, 10 Long Walk 05154

August 14 (Friday)
Acworth, NH

United Church of Acworth (Church on the Hill), Turkey Shoot Road 03601

August 15 (Saturday)
Grafton, VT

Community Church (White Church)
4 Main Street 05146




audition not required



The Chorus performs 14-16 pieces from the Romantic period to modern – classical to doo-wop – and including spirituals, folk, patriotic, musical theater, and the American Songbook.



Rehearsals are scheduled from 1-4:30 pm on August 13 and 3:30-5 pm on August 14.


Singers receive music about a month before the first concert in the form of audio (MP3) files and pdfs. The MP3 files will be customized for each voice part. Singers who want to study the music in advance can view the pdfs (sheet music) on their monitors or print them to use in conjunction with the MP3s. In addition, a binder with sheet music will be given to each member at the rehearsal before the first performance.



registration fee


$30; includes MP3 and pdf files, and sheet music. Binders are distributed but must be returned after the final concert so that they may be reused the following year.





Singers are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. A list of nearby accommodations is available on request, and it is likely that a discounted rate will be offered by at least one lodging.



pre-concert group suppers (optional)


There will be a group buffet dinner at each venue preceding the concert at $13 per person per dinner. Family and friends are welcome. Vegetarian options will be available. Meals need to be ordered and paid for in advance as indicated on the application form.


what to see and do in southern VT/NH


It is worthwhile to consider arriving earlier than August 13 or stay on after August 15 in order to take advantage of everything this part of New England has to offer.


Click here to view detailed document listing activities and places to visit.





NMSC staff will try to assist members who would like to share accommodations or who may need transportation to Vermont.

Please contact Marty Edelman at 917-456-6558  or email him here

Q. & A.


Who can join NMSC?

tenors, baritones, and basses who have some choral experience (TTBB or SATB); current membership in a choir is not required



Do I need to reside in the northeast to participate?


No, men are welcome from any state, but please plan your arrival to be in time for the rehearsal on the first day. Some members will arrive the previous day.



Can I bring along family and friends?

Of course; the concerts are free and open to the public (tickets not required). Some members will include the three-day NMSC tour as part of an extended vacation.



What music will we be singing?

Composers, lyricists. and arrangers will include, among others, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Vincent Youmans, Neil Diamond, and Harry Burleigh.


Will we be singing a cappella or will there be an accompanist?


Experienced conductors will be leading the group; the songs are a mix of accompanied pieces and a cappella.

United Church of Acworth (venue for August 14 concert)
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