University Chorale

Choral Audition Information

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Meeting Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 2:30-3:50PM

Spring 2019 - DM recitals with the Conductors Orchestra

Conductors: Joshua Harper & Sam Ritter

Tuesday, February 26 - Auer Hall 8pm

Joshua Harper -

Joseph Haydn - Te Deum

Caroline Shaw - Music in Common Time

Ludwig van Beethoven - Choral Fantasy


Wednesday, April 17 - Auer Hall 8pm

Sam Ritter -

Sam Ritter - The Mourning Jewels

Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances

Benjamin Britten - Welcome Ode

Maurice Ravel - Pavane pour une infante défunte

Edward Elgar - Variation IX, "Nimrod", from the Enigma Variations


Audition: Required

The University Chorale is a multifaceted choir of undergraduate voice majors, pianists, organists, guitarists, as well as composers, musicologists and music theorists. The ensemble provides singers the opportunity to learn and perform music of many styles and genres including early music, classical and romantic works, and music composed late into the 20th century. The ensemble has also sung with the IU Opera Theater in past productions of The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Mozart, and Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah.

The University Chorale is conducted by advanced doctoral choral conducting majors under the guidance of Professor Walter Huff, Faculty Director of Opera Choruses for the IU Opera Theater and Dr. Carolann Buff, Director of Choral Seminars. Recent doctoral recital repertoire includes Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Dvorak’s Mass in D Major, St. Nicolas by Benjamin Britten, Fauré Requiem and the Cherubini Reqioem.

Once a year the University Chorale combines with other IU concert choirs to form the Oratorio Chorus, an ensemble that numbers from 150 to 200 singers. The Oratorio Chorus joins forces with one of the fine orchestras at the Jacobs School and performs a major work in the Musical Arts Center. These concerts, directed by IU conducting faculty, have included works such as the Verdi Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, War Requiem by Benjamin Britten, John Adam’s El Niño, A Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and most recently the Poulenc Gloria and William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast. In the fall semester of 2018, the Oratorio Chorus and Philharmonic Orchestra performed the St. Luke Passion by Krzysztof Penderecki under the direction of the composer and conducted by Maciej Tworek. 

Michaella-Vincent St. Nicolas UChorale Concert