The Peterborough Chamber Choir, a select 18-member ensemble, is celebrating its 24th year since its founding by director David Vernier in January, 1991. In April 2011 the choir won a first place prize in the Together in Song Choral Festival held in Springfield, MA. The festival, sponsored by public television station WGBY and featuring 47 participating choirs from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, was organized to “celebrate the choral tradition of Western New England.” In April of 2012 the choir enjoyed a successful 8-day concert tour of Austria and Hungary. Members of the choir come from Peterborough, Sharon, Temple, Jaffrey, Lyndeborough, Harrisville, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Walpole, and Keene. Besides its aim to consistently present the highest-quality choral music to Monadnock-area audiences, most of the choir’s programs each year are given in support of local charitable organizations, including the community suppers, food bank, and local church music programs.