Laurentian Singers

A select chamber choir of undergraduate student singers, the Laurentians continue a close to 70-year legacy of choral excellence, performing regularly throughout the year on campus, in the North Country, and nationally and internationally on tour every year during spring break. Their far-ranging repertoire is drawn from the entire span of Euro-American classical traditions as well as world and popular idioms.

The Singers are excited to return to the Crescent City - New Orleans, for tour this year. The repertoire will be rich and varied, like New Orleans culture, with everything from zydeco and spirituals to contemporary settings of great poetry by William Blake, e. e. Cummings, Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost by composers such as Eric Whitacre, Randall Thompson and Libby Larsen, to arrangements of pops classics such as Blue Moon, Sir Duke, I Heard it through the Grapevine and Dave Matthews’ Gravedigger.  A side trip to Lafayette and Cajun country is in the itinerary

Rehearsals (starting Tuesday, September 2): 

  • Full – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm.

  • Sectionals - Wednesdays Women 4:15-5:15 and Men 5:15-6:15 pm, in Griffiths 15, starting Wednesday, January 14. 

Performance Dates:

  • MLK Service, Monday, January 19 at 5:00 pm in Gulick Theatre.

  • Canton Winterfest Church Concerts, Monday, February 9 at 6:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church on the Park.

  • Pre-tour Concert, Saturday, February 28 at 4:00 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Cazenovia, NY.

  • Tour 2015 - New Orleans, Friday, March 13 through Sunday March 22.

  • Home Concert, Friday, March 27 at 8:00 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.

  • Commencement Concert, Saturday, May 16 at 5:00 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.

Auditions: Membership in Laurentian Singers is yearly. No auditions now. 

Audition requirements: vocalize throughout your range, sing a prepared solo a cappella (can be any style except contemporary pop), sing with quartet – a choral excerpt of about 30 bars will be available for you to learn 30 minutes prior to your audition. 

For more information, contact Barry Torres, director.