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Choirs
The Choral Program has auditions at the beginning of each semester, and offers performance opportunities for both the experienced singer and the novice. Groups range in size from 30 to 150 members.
You do not need to be a music major to participate in these 7 choirs, so we encourage you to audition and have an exciting, challenging, inspirational and enjoyable time! Please note that University Chorus does not require an audition.
Choral Union

This 150-voice organization is open to singers both in and outside the university community. Choral Union will be performing Dvorak's Te Deum, Vaughan Williams' Flos Campi, and Verdi's Te Deum. Music will be sold at rehearsals.

Regular rehearsals take place Mondays 7:30 -9:30 PM. Rehearsals with UW Orchestra are Nov. 6, 11, 13 and 18 from 3:30-6:00 PM; these will replace regular Monday evening rehearsals. A required evening dress rehearsal is Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 PM.

Ticketed concerts are Saturday November 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM and Sunday November 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM in Mills Concert Hall.

Course 660-53

Beverly Taylor, Conductor

Chorale
This high level group of 70 singers performs a varied repertoire. Most singers have significant vocal and choral experience, as well as a moderately high sight reading ability; many are voice majors.

Concert combined with Madrigal Singers in Luther Memorial Church on Friday November 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Choral Collage Sunday October 12, 2014  at 4:00 PM.
Dr. Bruce Gladstone, Conductor

Undergraduate Course 660-056, one credit
Graduate Course 660-577, one credit

MTW 12:00pm-1:10pm, 1351 Humanities
F 12:00pm-1:00pm, 2340 Humanities

Concert Choir
An advanced-level flagship group with 50 members sings a variety of primarily a capella choral literature from all eras.  Singers in Concert Choir have significant vocal and choral experience, as well as high sight reading ability; many are voice majors.  They record CDs, occasionally premiere new works, and tour.

Concert is Sunday November 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Professor Beverly Taylor, Conductor

Undergraduate Course 660-050, one credit

Graduate Course 660-578, one credit

M 3:30pm-5:00pm, TR 2:30pm-4:00pm, 1351 Humanities

Madrigal Singers
This advanced-level group of approximately 35 members, sings repertoire for small chamber choruses from the Renaissance to the present. Madrigal Singers has very limited openings each semester and demands a high level of sight reading and independence.

Concert is combined with Chorale in Luther Memorial Church on Friday November 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Choral Collage Sunday October 12, 2014  at 4:00 PM.
Dr. Bruce Gladstone, Conductor

Undergraduate Course 660-058, one credit
Graduate Course 660-558, one credit

TR 6:30pm-8:30pm, 1351 Humanities


Masters Singers
With approximately 30 singers, this medium-level ensemble is trained and conducted by graduate students.  Repertoire covers all historical eras and can be a cappella or accompanied.  Most members have some choral experience and vocal training, along with the ability to read music.

Concert is Tuesday December 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Choral Collage Sunday October 12, 2014  at 4:00 PM.
Anna Volodarskaya and Sara Guttenberg, Graduate Conductors

Undergraduate Course 660-055, one credit
Graduate Course 660-579, one credit

MWF 11:00am-11:50am, 1351 Humanities


University Chorus
A non-auditioned chorus of approximately 50 singers, University Chorus focuses on choral and vocal technique and sight reading skills while performing musical styles of different periods.  University Chorus has members with no musical training, instrumentalists with no vocal background, experienced choral singers, and more. Everyone is welcome, so register if you're interested!

Concert with Women's Chorus date TBD

Choral Collage Sunday October 12, 2014  at 4:00 PM.

Sara Guttenberg, Graduate Conductor

Course 660-059, one credit

MWF 2:25pm-3:15pm, 1351 Humanities


Women's Chorus
This choir is a small chamber group of women who study and perform a wealth of literature for female voices.  Most members have some choral experience and vocal training, along with the ability to read music.

Concert with University Chorus date TBD

Choral Collage Sunday October 12, 2014  at 4:00 PM.
Anna Volodarskaya, Graduate Conductor

Course 660-052, one credit

MW 12:05pm-12:55pm, 1321 Humanities
F 12:05pm-12:55pm, 1351 Humanities



Choir Auditions

Student auditions will take place September 1, 2014 and September 2, 2014 for all choirs. Please contact Barb Mahling to schedule an audition time by calling (608)263-1891 or email mahling@wisc.edu

Community member auditions for Choral Union will take place September 3, 2014 and September 4, 2014, following a brief meeting in Morphy Hall (Room 2330 Humanities) from 6:00-8:00 PM. Community members do not need to schedule an audition time and may attend either day. 

The 10 minute audition will include singing My Country 'Tis of Thee (we have the words and will help you with your best starting note), and sight reading. International students may choose a simple song of their choice.  Afterwards, the conductors will help you decide which choir best suits your schedule and abilities.  Each choir has several required concerts per semester.

Do not register for choir until after the audition. Please bring your class schedule with you for reference, and arrive about 10 minutes early. Everyone will receive results within a few days, so please email us if you do not hear back.

Choral Audition Form If you prefer to print your own copy, the two pages must be double-sided on white paper.  This form will also be available outside the door of your audition room.  Please put you name on the top of both sides.



Choral Union

Choral Union members can purchase their music online from the UW School of Music. Purchased music is available for pick up at rehearsal. Please bring printed receipt as proof of payment.


Black choral folders are available to purchase online for $22. Show your printed receipt to your conducter in exchange for folder.



Non-student Choral Union members must pay $20 course fee online.

To purchase music, choral folder, or to pay course fee please click
HERE.



Contact the Choral Office:
Barbara Mahling
Email: choralorch@music.wisc.edu
Please call: (608) 263-1891 for questions and assistance.
4551 Mosse Humanities Bldg
455 N Park Street
Madison, WI 53706