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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 35 to 170 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 170-voice organization is open to singers both in and outside the university community. Choral Union will be performing Rachmaninoff's Vespers on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM
First rehearsal for Choral Union is Monday January 27 at 7:00 PM-9:30 PM, thereafter Mondays at 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

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 is Sunday April 13 at 7:30 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 55 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 with the UW Chamber Orchestra is Saturday April 12 at 8:00 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 Saturday April 19 at 8:00 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 45 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 Monday May 5 at 7:30 PM
Adam Kluck and Anna Volodarskaya, 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 is Saturday May 3 at 8:00 PM
Adam Kluck, 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 is Saturday May 3 at 8:00 PM
Anna Volodarskaya, Graduate Conductor
Course 660-052, one credit

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

Choral Union performs

Rachmaninoff Vespers

Saturday April 26 at 8:00 pm

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

Tickets also available for purchase before the concert.


Choir Auditions

We have auditions on the first day of class each semester. 

The eight-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