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. Recent concert themes include great movie songs, Respighi’s rarely heard Lauda per la Nativitá del Signor, "Peace and Love: Songs of the '60s," and Mozart’s Requiem.
University Chorus marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in a concert entitled 75 Years Later. Music specifically commemorating wartime events—such as Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Song of Thanksgiving, written to celebrate the end of the war—will be presented, along with popular songs of the times, including “As Time Goes By” (from the movie Casablanca), “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and, from the pen of SLU alum J.K. Gannon, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Other music by Benjamin Britten, Paul Hindemith, Eleanor Daley, and Michael Horvit, as well as popular classics as performed by Glenn Miller, the Pied Pipers, and more, will be included.
Rehearsals (starting Tuesday, January 21)
- Tuesdays, 6:45-9:15 pm, in Griffiths 15
- Friday, April 3, at 8pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel
- Saturday, April 4, at 8pm at the First Presbyterian Church, Potsdam
- by appointment
You'll be asked to vocalize throughout your range. There is also a quick music-reading skills check. Reading is not a requirement: we just need to see where your skills are.
For more information, or to schedule an audition, contact Barry Torres, director.