The Motet Choir recently sang for the first time in Harper Library. A new space for audience and singers alike, this posed some challenges, but mostly rewards, for all involved. The results were particularly stunning, as evidenced by the footage here. There were some notable performances of Medieval literature in small groups. It looks like [...]
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Each year they load up an uncomfortable yellow bus, the choir director hops in his car, and all head for some remote location, generally at a summer camp-type facility, often in Wisconsin. As students cope with hunger pangs and the choir director copes with Friday traffic anxiety, they all begin to wonder, ‘Why are we [...]
Check out what former choristers have been up to in a new page devoting to keeping tabs on the choir alumni: CHOIRalums. We start with three former choristers with more to come…
On Friday October 9th at 10:30 AM the 500th Convocation of the University of Chicago will feature the world premiere of Shulamit Ran’s Ad Sciendam… Members of the University choirs have carefully prepared this stunning new work. The text incorporates the Book of Wisdom, both in Hebrew and Latin, as well as the motto of [...]
Rockefeller Chapel Choir will begin the year with Oldroyd Mass for the Quiet Hour, Vaughan Williams Antiphon, and a little world music from Missa Luba. We have the biggest choir in the past five years, so it should be a glorious sound in the Chapel.
It is already that time again, please encourage all to sign up early: Auditions Link. Also, check out last year’s season in CHOIRnews.
The nationally syndicated radio show Pipedreams features our wonderfully restored organ and University of Chicago choirs on their September broadcast. There are performances by our beloved organist Tom Weisflog, as well as concerts from the past year and audio files of our first two commissions! http://pipedreams.publicradio.org/listings/2009/0937/
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