University Chorale

Choral Audition Information

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Meeting Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 2:30-3:50PM

Conductors: Spring 2018 - DM recitals

                                         Han Na Jang - Johannes Brahms, Schicksalslied

                                         Charles Snell - Luigi Cherubini, Requiem

Audition: Required

The University Chorale is a multifaceted choir of undergraduate voice majors, pianists, organists, guitarists, as well as composers, musicologists and music theorists. The ensemble provides singers the opportunity to learn and perform music of many styles and genres including early music, classical and romantic works, and music composed late into the 20th century. The ensemble has also sung with the IU Opera Theater in past productions of The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Mozart, and Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah.

The University Chorale is conducted by advanced doctoral choral conducting majors under the guidance of Mr. Walter Huff, Faculty Director of Opera Choruses for the IU Opera Theater. Recent doctoral recital repertoire includes Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Dvorak’s Mass in D Major, St. Nicolas by Benjamin Britten and the Fauré Requiem.

Once a year the University Chorale combines with other IU concert choirs to form the Oratorio Chorus, an ensemble that numbers from 150 to 200 singers. The Oratorio Chorus joins forces with one of the fine orchestras at the Jacobs School and performs a major work in the Musical Arts Center. These concerts, directed by IU conducting faculty, have included works such as the Verdi Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, War Requiem by Benjamin Britten, John Adam’s El Niño, A Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and most recently the Poulenc Gloria and William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast. In the fall semester of 2017, the Oratorio Chorus and Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the St. Luke Passion by Krzysztof Penderecki under the direction of the composer. 

Michaella-Vincent St. Nicolas UChorale Concert