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 spring University Chorus will pay tribute to great Movie Songs from the golden age of cinema – 1930-1965. Hits made famous by Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Doris Day and others. Zing Went the Strings of My Heart, They Can’t Take That Away, High Hopes, Swing on a Star, Singing in the Rain, Love Me or Leave Me and many more. 

2017 - 2018 (Details for next year will appear below when available.)

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

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, April 13 at 7:00 pm at Pickens Hall, Heuvelton, NY
  • Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

Auditions: by appointment until Tuesday, January 30.

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

2018 - 2019 (Details for next year will appear below when available.)

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:45-9:15 pm in Griffiths 15, starting September 4.

Performance Dates:

  • Fall Concert -- Friday, November 9 at 7:30 pm, location TBA, and Saturday, November 10 at 8 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.
  • 97th Annual 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, and by appointment until Friday, September 7.

  • 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.