Chamber Choir (MU 400)
Under the direction of Dr. James Kim, this top-select ensemble of 24–32 singers perform a wide variety of a cappella and accompanied repertoire. Objectives include ensemble precision with sensitivity to blending and intonation, demonstrating both healthy vocal production and sophisticated musical knowledge.
The Chamber Choir has been featured at many honor festivals, conventions, and workshops, including the International Sacred Choral Music Festival and Changwon Grand-Prix Choral Festival & Competition in Korea, appearances at National Collegiate Choral Organization conferences in 2006, 2009, and 2011 for a feature performance conducted by Bach specialist Helmuth Rilling. 2010 they were featured at the ACDA Regional Conference in Denver, Colorado. Additional regional, national, and international appearances are currently in the works.
- Audition required - open to all CSU students
- Rehearses: M/W/F, 1-2:25 p.m., Runyan Rehearsal Hall, G 122
- Director: Dr. James Kim
Concert Choir (MU 305)
The Concert Choir is an auditioned ensemble of 40-50 undergraduate and graduate students from all degree paths at CSU. Approximately half of the students are pursuing majors other than music and represent members of top high school choral programs from across the country and multiple All-State Ensembles. The Concert Choir performs a variety of music from across the spectrum of choral repertoire, including masterworks by major composers from the early Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century, and new repertoire from some of today's top names in choral composition. The Concert Choir has collaborated with such prominent composers as Ola Gjeilo, Joshua Shank, and Paul Carey in recent performances and frequently combines with the CSU Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra to perform such masterworks as The Yellow River Cantata by Xian Xinghai (performed in Mandarin Chinese), Mozart's Requiem and Grand Mass in C Minor, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. The Concert Choir regularly performs in concert on campus and in venues throughout Fort Collins and Northern Colorado.
University Chorus (MU 202)
The University Chorus (MU 202) is open to all CSU students and is the largest and most diverse choir on campus with around 100+ singers. Emphasis is placed on the basics of beautiful, healthy vocal technique for the enjoyment of singing. The University Chorus performs a wide variety of music spanning history, culture, and language, including Renaissance madrigals, classical works, jazz tunes, world music, spirituals, and contemporary pieces.
- No audition required: register and show up
- Rehearses: T/TR, 5:30-7 p.m., Runyan Rehearsal Hall, G 122
- Director: Dr. Seth Pendergast