Meeting Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2:30-3:50PM
Conductors: Juan Hernandez, Juan Carlos Zamudio & Gonçalo Lourenço
The University Chorale is a multifaceted ensemble designed as a training ground for singers to move into opera choruses, early music ensembles, contemporary vocal music, or symphonic choral literature. The University Chorale has served as the opera chorus for IU Opera Theatre productions in the past. Two examples include the 2009 performances of the Magic Flute conducted by Mark Gibson and the 2007 production of Carlisle Floyd's Susannah. This ensemble also serves as the core of the major symphonic-choral work performed each year, singing repertoire such as Mendelssohn's Elijah, Britten's War Requiem, and Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem. The University Chorale is also host to guest conductors, having performed Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle with Gary Thor Wedow, conductor of the New York City Opera and Juilliard School.
Students in the University Chorale will receive a wealth of experience in opera, oratorio, and chamber choral music, as well as refine their musicianship skills of sight-singing, phrasing, language and diction.