James Kallembach, Director
As the premier undergraduate choral ensemble at the University of Chicago, the Motet Choir accepts 28-36 singers each year. Concentrating on a cappella masterworks of all periods, this polished vocal ensemble specializes in music of the Renaissance, and also performs historically and culturally diverse repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to gospel standards. The Motet Choir generally presents three major concerts per year (one each quarter), and sings at convocations and special events on campus and throughout the Chicago area.
Rehearsals & Performances
Motet Choir rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
- Friday, February 17, 8:30 p.m., Harper Memorial Library
Students interested in joining the Motet Choir must audition at the beginning of Autumn Quarter. Please visit the Auditions page for complete information including audition requirements.
Performance Program Virtual Information Session
On Thursday, August 18, 2022, Performance Program Director Barbara Schubert held an interactive virtual information session about the Department of Music's Performance Program. The event was recorded and is available to watch on YouTube.
Choral & Vocal Information Session
On Thursday, September 8, 2022, Choral Directors James Kallembach and Mollie Stone and Vocal Studies Director Sarah Brailey hosted an interactive virtual information session about the Department of Music's vocal ensembles and programs. The event was recorded and is available to watch on YouTube.