Choral Music

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    Welcome to Choral Music at CU-Boulder!

Welcome to the CU-Boulder Choral Music page. Our choirs perform approximately two concerts per semester and regularly collaborate with ensembles such as the CU Symphony Orchestra, CU Wind Symphony and The Boulder Philharmonic. The academic year’s choral activities culminate in the spring with the combined choral and instrumental performance of a major work. Recent offerings have featured Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" and Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" with the Boulder Philharmonic, Duruflé's "Requiem," Holst’s "The Planets," and Beethoven’s "Symphony No. 9" with the CU Symphony Orchestra, and Stravinsky's "Mass" with the CU Wind Symphony.

Ensembles

University Singers
Dr. Gregory Gentry, conductor

Our premiere choral ensemble, University Singers, is comprised of select graduate and undergraduate singers. University Singers has been cited with critical acclaim for their performances and sings classically based literature from all style periods. 

Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday, 12:00-12:50 p.m.
EMUS 1217/3217/5217

University Choir
Dr. Andrea Ramsey, conductor

This ensemble is comprised of undergraduate students from across the campus and performs a wide range of choral literature. University Choir has received acclaim from the Colorado state educators for its 2014 Colorado Music Educators Association performance as well as its concerts annually during the CU Madrigal and Chamber Choir Festival.

Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday, 1:00-1:50 p.m.
EMUS 1227/3227/5227

Collegiate Chorale
Staff instructor

This mixed voice choir consists of 50-75 men and women and is comprised primarily of undergraduate non-music majors, freshman through senior. While music for this ensemble is selected from all historical style periods, the focus is more on contemporary choral literature. This choir accepts all students through enrollment, and does not require an audition.

Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
EMUS 1257/3257

University Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Andrea Ramsey, Women's Chorus conductor
Men's Chorus conducted by staff instructor

These ensembles are devoted to the study and performance of voice specific repertoire. Members from these choirs make on-campus appearances, including singing for athletic events as well as formal concerts. Singers are required to audition for the Women’s Chorus, however, there is no audition required for participation in the Men’s Chorus.

Men’s Chorus Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday,  4:00-5:15 p.m.
EMUS 1247/3247 

Women’s Chorus Rehearsals: Tuesday, Thursday, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
EMUS 1237/3237 

CU Chamber Choirs
Staff instructor

Led by choral graduate teaching assistants, we are pleased to offer three newly formed ensembles - vocal jazz (one mixed and one treble), Madrigal Singers, and the barbershop quartet. Eligibility for participation is by separate audition.  For membership in any one of these chamber ensembles, it is required that a singer also be active in one of the above-listed major conducted ensembles.

Personnel

Gregory Gentry
Director of Choral Studies

Andrea Ramsey
Associate Director of Choral Studies