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Our Director

Cailin Marcel Manson

Cailin Marcel Manson has been director of the Bennington County Choral Society since September, 2014, succeeding longtime director Edwin Lawrence.

Mr. Manson, who lives in Putney, came to Vermont from his native Philadelphia, where he worked to increase community involvement in music by creating performance and training opportunities for singers and musicians of mixed experience. He is the founding director and conductor of the Germantown Concert Chorus, as well as the Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts.  Mr. Manson has worked with ensembles both nationally and internationally. He is presently the Director of Music at the Putney School.

A graduate of the Esther Boyer College of Music of Temple University, Mr. Manson also received a Magister in orchestral conducting and opera from the Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria.

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About Us

The primary focus of the Bennington County Choral Society is to promote choral singing. We accomplish this goal by presenting two concerts each season. Members hail from Bennington County and towns in


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