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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 Laurentian Singers go on tour every year during spring break in March. Destination for Tour 2019 and repertoire has not been determined yet. Check back later.

A special event is planned for October 2018. The Laurentians will sing with the Alexander String Quartet premiering a new work for string quartet and chorus by North Country composer Paul Siskind.

The 19thAnnual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing will feature American holiday music, popular and classical, secular and sacred.

2017 - 2018 (Information about next year can be found at the bottom of this page, once available)

Rehearsals (starting Thursday, January 18):

  • Full – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Sectionals – Wednesdays, women 4:30-5:30 pm and men 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Rehearsals are in Griffiths 15.

Performance Dates:

  • MLK Service – Wednesday, January 17 at 5:00 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel
  • Canton Winterfest Progressive Concert – Monday, February 13 at 6:30 pm First Presbyterian Church, Canton
  • Pre-tour concert – Saturday, March 3 in Plattsburgh, NY Time and location TBA
  • Tour 2018: NYC and Boston – Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 25.
  • Home Concert – Friday, March 30 at 8:00 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall
  • Commencement Concert – Saturday, May 19 at 5:00 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel 

Auditions: membership in Laurentian Singers is yearly. Auditions are at the beginning of the fall semester.

2018 - 2019

Rehearsals (starting Tuesday, September 4):

  • Full – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Sectionals – Wednesdays, women 4:30-5:30 pm and men 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Rehearsals are in Griffiths 15.

Performance Dates

  • Family Weekend Concerts – Friday & Saturday, September 28 & 29 at 7:30 in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
  • Premier of a new work for string quartet and chorus by Paul Siskind with the Alexander String Quartet – Thursday, October 25 at 8 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
  • 19th Annual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing – Friday, December 7 at 7 pm at Pickens Hall, Heuvelton and Saturday, December 8 at 4 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.
  • 97th Anual Candlelight Services – Wednesday, December 12 at 7 and 9 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.

Auditions

Sunday, September 2 and Monday, September 3, 7:00-9:00 pm in Griffiths 15.

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 40 bars will be available for you to learn 30 minutes prior to your audition. 

For more information, contact Barry Torres, director.