The University of Evansville has a vibrant and active choral program. I invite you to explore some of our current opportunities in choral music at UE, which include:
- University Choir - our flagship auditioned chorus
- Kantorei - our small chamber ensemble
- Men's Chorus - a non-audition men's choir
- Women's Chorus - a non-audition women's choir
Composed of the finest vocal talent on campus, the University Choir has built a reputation for performances of major choral-orchestral masterworks, a cappella music ranging from the Renaissance through the 21st century, part songs, and spirituals. Recent works have included the Vier Zigeunerlieder of Johannes Brahms, Antonio Lotti's Crucifixus, William Averitt's Afro-American Fragments, and larger works including Haydn's Mariazeller Messe and Handel's Chandos Anthem No. 11. In March of 2010 the choir performed Mozart's Requiem and concluded the 2009-2010 year by joining forces with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus in a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. During the spring semester of 2010, the University Choir was honored to perform by invitation at the Indiana Music Educators Association Annual Conference in Indianapolis and was chosen to record the Indiana All-State Choir audition piece for the Indiana Choral Directors Association. Also during the spring 2010 semester, the choir sang in a masterclass with the world-renowned male vocal sextet The King's Singers.
Kantorei, a chamber ensemble, performs a wide and colorful repertoire of Renaissance to modern works. Members of Kantorei share a rare unanimity of purpose and style, resulting in the ensemble's undisputed reputation for artistry and virtuosity.
The Men's Chorus provides University of Evansville men the great tradition of all male choral singing. In addition to performing independently, they also perform with the Women's Chorus and the University Choir covering repertoire ranging from classical choral works for men's voices to popular glee club favorites. Made up of both music majors and non-music majors, men from across the campus join the chorus as a great outlet for both music making and camaraderie.
Distinguishing itself as the largest choir at the University of Evansville, the Women's Chorus presents a choral concert each semester and participates in the annual Holiday Pops Concert. The choir performs both as an independent ensemble and also in combined performances with the University Choir, the Men's Chorus, and the University Symphony Orchestra. Students from all across the campus join the Women's Chorus each year making for an energetic mix of both music majors and non-music majors.
Crossing the Bar by Charles Ives
Let God Arise from Chandos Anthem No. 11 by George Frideric Handel
The Lamb by John Tavener