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This ensemble performs throughout the semester. Check out the latest concert listings for all of the details.

University Chorus

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The Brandeis University Chorus welcomes the entire Brandeis community. It performs great and enduring music from the vast classic Western tradition, a cappella and accompanied. Student soloists from the UChor are frequently featured. We also feature concerts of the Great American Songbook, and the African-American musical tradition. The University Chorus leads the community in the annual Messiah–SING every December in the Atrium of the Shapiro Student Center.

Placement appointments for University Chorus and Chamber Choir

For students new to UChor/ChChoir:
Tuesday 8/27, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8/28, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

For students returning to UChor/ChChoir:
Tuesday 9/3, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9/4, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
Slosberg 210


FIRST REHEARSAL: Tuesday 9/10, 5:00-6:20 p.m.
At the placement appointment, singers will be asked to sing scales and arpeggios, repeat rhythmic patterns and sight-sing (even though you may not be able to!) with piano accompaniment.

REGULAR REHEARSALS: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:00-6:20 p.m.
Recital Hall in Slosberg Music Center.
Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Chamber Choir (see Chamber Choir)
All of the above plus sight singing a piece of Renaissance polyphony–if you’ve sung a motet, you’ve most likely done this kind of music.

AUDITIONS for Private Voice Lessons (Music 112)
Audition for UChor as above and sign up to sing for the voice teachers.
Friday, September 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
(Students returning to MUS 112 need not audition) 
Slosberg 234

**University Chorus is open to all students, graduate and undergraduate, all staff, and all faculty.