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Choral

Choral Studies

Choral Studies at Missouri State University includes Concert Chorale, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, Choral Union, Grand Chorus, as well as the graduate choral conducting program.

Choral Ensembles:

Chorale

Chorale is the flagship touring choir of Missouri State's Department of Music. This select choir of approximately 48 voices performs regularly at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, Missouri Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education and has toured throughout the United States and Europe.Members of Chorale also perform in Grand Chorus.

Open to all students by audition. A variety of advanced choral repertoire are performed in concerts and tours throughout the year. May be repeated for credit.
Fall 2014: MWF, 12:20-1:10pm and TR, 12-12:50pm

Men's Chorus

Founded in 2014, the Missouri State University Men’s Chorus is open to male students interested in singing challenging music in a range of styles. Men’s Chorus personnel come from diverse backgrounds and a variety of majors. The Men’s Chorus performs concerts each semester, along with a variety of functions, both on and off campus. Additionally, this ensemble tours to area high schools and will tour outside the region in future years. Members of Men's Chorus also perform in Grand Chorus.

Open to all students by audition. Repertoire includes a broad range of men’s chorus repertoire. May be repeated for credit.
Fall 2014: TR, 1-2:30pm

Women's Chorus

Founded in 2014, the Missouri State University Women’s Chorus is open to male students interested in singing challenging music in a range of styles. Women’s Chorus personnel come from diverse backgrounds and a variety of majors. The Women’s Chorus performs concerts each semester, along with a variety of functions, both on and off campus. Additionally, this ensemble tours to area high schools and will tour outside the region in future years. Members of Women's Chorus also perform in Grand Chorus.

Open to all students by audition. Repertoire includes a broad range of women’s chorus repertoire. May be repeated for credit.
Fall 2014: MWF, 125pm-215pm

Choral Union

Choral Union, a mixed choir of students and community members, rehearses one evening per week and performs concerts throughout the year. Choral Union serves as a major component to Grand Chorus.

Open to all students and community members by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Fall 2014: R, 6-7:50pm

Grand Chorus

Grand Chorus represents the combined choirs at Missouri State (Chorale, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Choral Union) and presents major choral works, usually with the Symphony Orchestra. The 2014-2015 season will include performances of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Hodie and Guiseppe Verdi’s Requiem.

*The members of Chorale, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, and Choral Union comprise the GRAND CHORUS and must be available for rehearsals on Thursday evenings as scheduled. Normally, only 2-3 evenings are required for each semester, which will be listed in the schedule of rehearsals/performances distributed at the first rehearsal of each ensemble.

 

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