The 60-80 member Women’s Ensemble is a select ensemble of undergraduate, graduate, and recent alumnae of the University of Chicago. The group explores classical repertoire from the Medieval era up through the present day, music from polyphonic singing traditions across the world, and selections from a variety of American genres. Through its diverse repertoire, the Women’s Ensemble strives to give singers the chance to discover, explore, and promote the power of women's voices. The ensemble performs throughout the academic year at UChicago and in the community at large.
Rehearsals & Performances
The Women's Ensemble rehearses weekly on Mondays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. The group performs two to three times per year.
- Friday, November 11, 8:00 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel - Choral Union with University Chorus
- Friday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., Logan Performance Hall - Choral Union with University Chorus
Students interested in joining the Women’s Ensemble 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.