Community singers invited to join Northshore Choral Society

Friday, January 9, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Singers from the campus and community are invited to join the Southeastern Louisiana University Northshore Choral Society and University Chorus.

The Northshore Choral Society and University Chorus are non-auditioned ensembles of university students and community members. With more than 100 singers from majors throughout the university and a cross section of the community, these ensembles perform major works with a professional orchestra and soloists.

Past repertoires have included such works as "Mozart's Requiem" and "Mass in C minor," Fauré's "Requiem," Schubert's "Mass in G," and Bernstein's "Chicester Psalms," in addition to many other masterworks.

"The choirs allow members to experience diverse music as a group at very high standards and to use this music as a vehicle of our expression. Anyone who loves to sing should join us," said Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe. "Rehearsals are fun, invigorating and educational."

Rehearsals begin Tuesday evening, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m., in the choir room of the Pottle Music Building Annex. The ensemble meets each Tuesday night during the semester from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rowe said the groups will perform Carl Orff's monumental "Carmina Burana" at their annual spring concert, set for Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

"This fantastic work has achieved rock-star status the world over," said Kenneth Boulton, interim head of Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts. "The entire region will certainly be clamoring to hear it, and so the chance to participate in the choir should prove an unforgettable experience for all interested singers throughout our community."

For more information about the University Chorus and Northshore Choral Society, contact Rowe at 985-549-2334 or For more information on the 2014-15 season events in Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, visit

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