The University Chorus is the largest vocal ensemble on campus. Among its 90 to 120 members are undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff members, and singers from the Hyde Park and University community. The result is a wonderfully diverse group of vocalists who collaborate in performances of great monuments of the literature and also explore diverse world music traditions.
Each season, the University Chorus presents three to four concerts, including performances of classical repertoire from all time periods, repertoire from polyphonic singing traditions around the world, and music from a variety of American choral traditions. In the spring, the University Chorus often joins with the University Symphony Orchestra for a festive year-end performance, recently featuring such masterworks as Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and Sir Michael Tippett's A Child of Our Time.
Rehearsals & Performances
The Chorus rehearses weekly on Mondays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The group performs in three to four concerts per year, including joint performances with other ensembles.
- Friday, November 11, 8:00 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel - Choral Union
- Friday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., Logan Center Performance Hall - with Women's Ensemble
- Saturday, May 6, 8:00 p.m., Mandel Hall - with University Symphony Orchestra
- Sunday, May 7, 3:00 p.m., Mandel Hall - with University Symphony Orchestra
Students interested in joining the University Chorus must audition at the beginning of Autumn Quarter. Please visit the Auditions page for complete information including audition requirements.
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.
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.