St. Lawrence Choral Society

St. Lawrence Choral Society

The St. Lawrence Choral Society is a community choir in residence at St. Lawrence, open to students, faculty and staff, and community members. They perform three to four times per year, both on the St. Lawrence campus as well as at other locations in the region, in programs featuring a wide variety of accompanied and unaccompanied repertoire, along with celebrated works for chorus and orchestra. Last fall, the chorus performed Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major (RV 589), along with other autumn-themed works by a variety of composers, under the direction of Jason Bishop, St. Lawrence’s new Director of Choral Activities. In Spring 2024, the Choral Society will perform a program titled, “What Only Light Can Do,” exploring how darkness and light are used as metaphors for such human dichotomies as hate and love, ignorance and wisdom, or war and peace. The program will feature two works for chorus and chamber orchestra, both written by contemporary, award-winning choral composers: Elaine Hagenberg’s Illuminare (2022) and Jake Runestad’s Into the Light (2017).

The St. Lawrence Choral Society invites community, faculty/staff, and student singers to join them in communal song. Basses and tenors are particularly welcome. See audition information below.

Rehearsals (starting Tuesday, January 23)

  • Tuesdays, 7-9pm, in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

Performance Date

  • Friday, April 19, at 7pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel


  • by appointment through Tuesday, January 30

Contact director Katie Burnham to schedule an audition.

In your audition you will be led through a series of exercises to assess your vocal range and determine where to place you within the choir. The only requirements for membership are the ability to match pitch, a commitment to attending rehearsals consistently, and a love for making music with others. Singers of all experience levels are welcome!