University Chorus

As Canton's community chorus, University Chorus brings together the vocal talents of students, faculty and staff, and community members. They perform a varied repertoire in theme-oriented concerts, often with instrumental accompaniment, in the best tradition of American community choral-singing. This past fall University Chorus joined forces with the Laurentian Singers, the String Orchestra and members of the Wind Ensemble in rousing performances of the Mozart Requiem in Ogdensburg and Gunnison Memorial Chapel. Spring found UC celebrating the music of Simon and Garfunkel with selections from all 5 of their albums including The Sound of Silence, I Am a Rock, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair/Canticle, The 59th Street Bridge Song, At the Zoo, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, The Boxer, Cecilia and more.

This fall University Chorus will celebrate America’s signature holiday, Thanksgiving, featuring 2 works with orchestra – Bach’s Cantata 29 “Wir danken dir, Gott” (We Thank You, God) and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Song of Thanksgiving (commissioned by the BBC in 1943 as “a work to be performed when Hitler’s Germany was defeated.”). UC also sings in the annual Candlelight Services.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:45-9:15 pm in Griffiths 15, starting September 5.

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, November 10 at 8:00 pm, location TBA, and Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel
  • 96th Annual Candlelight Services at 7:00 and 9:00 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel

Auditions: Sunday and Monday, September 3 and 4 6:30-9:00 pm in Griffiths 15 or by appointment until Tuesday, September 12.

Auditions: By appointment until Tuesday, January 31.

  • Audition requirements: Vocalize throughout your range, music-reading skills check. Reading is not a requirement – just need to see where your skills are.

For more information, contact Barry Torres, director.