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.

This semester finds us following up on the success of last spring’s concert entitled “Peace and Love – Songs of the 60’s” with a program celebrating the music of Simon and Garfunkel. We’ll be joined once again by Barb Heller, the host of NCPR’s “String Fever”, lending her stylish voice and guitar picking to many of the S&G great hits. Selections from all 5 of their albums – Wednesday Morning, 3AM; Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme; Bookends; and Bridge Over Troubled Waters –will be featured, 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.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:45-9:15 pm in Griffiths 15, starting January 24.

Performance Dates:

  • Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 pm at Pickens Hall, Heuvelton, NY
  • Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 pm at Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

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.