Join Us to Sing


The VOCAL CHORDS perform selections from a wide variety of musical styles, including patriotic songs, classical pieces, music from the 1940’s to now, Broadway medleys and numerous Christmas and Hanukkah arrangements. Auditions are not required to join—all we ask is that the member likes music, enjoys singing, and is willing to make the commitment to rehearse each week. We pride ourselves on high quality and enjoyable musical performances.

***Rehearsals in preparation for the spring 2022 concert will resume on Tuesday Jan. 18, 2022 at 6:56pm at St. Francis Church, Msgr Fox Parish Hall, 10 Elm St., Middletown, CT.   Concert date TBA.   Deadline to join MHVC is Tuesday February 8, 2022.   All singers over the age of 18 are welcome in all voice parts to join us… no auditions necessary —   ESPECIALLY TENORS AND BASSES.

 Full vaccination and proof thereof will be mandated to join Vocal Chords without exception.  Proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be presented at your first rehearsal.  Our goal is to keep everyone as safe as possible during rehearsals and concerts.


We perform several times a year:

  • Winter Concert, usually in December
  • Spring Concert, usually in April or May
  • In addition, we sing at the annual Middlesex Hospital Hospice Service
  • On occasion, we sing at other events such as at the Veterans Home, Middlesex Hospital Christmas Tree Lighting, Flash Mobs (shhhhhh)


We ask that you:

  • Attend weekly rehearsals leading up to our concerts
  • Pay semester dues (currently $60.) which covers the cost of music
  • Contribute to our Annual Patron Drive (we solicit donations from friends, family, and local business in order to give scholarships to graduating high school students (learn more under “scholarships”) and cover our expenses
  • Pay for concert wardrobe


Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening from 6:45-9 p.m. at The Rev. Msgr. M. Davitt Fox Parish Center, 10 Elm Street, Middletown, CT (see map), with breaks during the winter holidays and summer months.


  • Email us; or
  • Call Diane at 860.205.2067 or email Diane
  • Mention “Vocal Chords” in a voicemail

Our rehearsal hall is located in the Parish Center next to Saint Francis Church at 10 Elm Street in Middletown, Connecticut, at the corner of Elm Street and Silver Street, situated diagonally across from the Middletown Post Office and next to the church.

Directions from Route 9 South

  • Take Exit 12
  • At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Silver Street.
  • Saint Francis Church is 1/4 mile on the left.

Directions from Route 9 North

  • Take Exit 12
  • At the end of the ramp, go straight across the intersection onto Eastern Drive.
  • Follow Eastern Drive to the stop sign at the end, then turn left onto Silver Street.
  • Saint Francis Church is 1/4 mile on the left.