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Community, campus singers invited to join University Chorus and Northshore Chorale

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Singers from the campus and community are invited to join Southeastern Louisiana University’s University Chorus and the Northshore Chorale, which will begin fall rehearsals on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

     The non-audition choirs, which combine their voices in popular concerts each semester, will meet each Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. in the Music Annex choral room (room 165A), said Alissa Rowe, director of choral activity in Southeastern’s Department of Music and Dramatic Arts.

     “We are planning a holiday candlelight concert this fall,” Rowe said. “We are performing Randal Allan Bass's ‘Feast of Carols’ with full orchestra and other holiday favorites and choral standards by Brahms and Handel.” 

     With more than 100 singers representing many university majors and community professions, these ensembles regularly perform major works with professional orchestras and soloists. In 2004, the University Chorus and Northshore Chorale performed two patriotic choruses with the Southeastern Wind Symphony at the Columbia Theater for the Performing Arts.  During the past two years, the choirs have performed Samuel Barber's ‘Prayers of Kierkergaard,’ W.A. Mozart's ‘Coronation Mass’ and Durufle's ‘Requiem.’

     “Choral singing at Southeastern is enjoyed by music majors and non-majors alike in a variety of ensembles,” Rowe said. “You do not have to audition for the University Chorus and Northshore Chorale. Just come to the first rehearsal. Everyone who loves to sing is welcome.” 

     For more information, contact Rowe, or 985-549-5557.

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