How Can I Keep From Singing

2:00 pm, November 17, 2019, Christ Lutheran Church, Stoughton

The first half of the concert will consist of compositions by the 20th Century American composer, Randall Thompson (1899-1984). While he composed in many genres, he is best known for his choral compositions. The program will open with a very American theme entitled "Frostiana" with all of the texts used being written by the great 20th Century American poet, Robert Frost. Among the selections will be "The Road Not Taken", "The Pasture", "Come In" and "Choose Something Like A Star". The first half of the concert will close with Thompson's masterpiece, "Alleluia".

The second half of the concert will open with the beloved title song "How Can I Keep From Singing" and two selections by the composer Z. Randall Stroope. The spiritual is one of the great gifts of music in America. The choir will close with three spirituals, "There Is A Balm In Gilead", "Give Me Jesus" and "Set Down Servant".

Tickets are $5.00 and are available from choir members, McGlynn Pharmacy, and at the door the afternoon of the concert. Come join us!


The Stoughton Chamber Singers, directed by John Beutel, perform music from a variety of periods and genres. The group has approximately 25 members, who are selected by audition.

The group performs usually in and around Stoughton, WI with concerts in mid to late fall and in late spring/early summer of each year. Some of the venues include: Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton Village Players, and Cooksville's Historic Church. The group occasionally performs at other venues and events in the Stoughton and Madison areas upon request.