A select chamber choir of undergraduate student singers, the Laurentians continue a close to 70-year legacy of choral excellence, performing regularly throughout the year on campus, in the North Country, and nationally and internationally on tour every year during spring break. Their far-ranging repertoire is drawn from the entire span of Euro-American classical traditions as well as world and popular idioms.
The Singers are excited to return to the Crescent City - New Orleans, for tour this year. The repertoire will be rich and varied, like New Orleans culture, with everything from zydeco and jazz to contemporary settings of great poetry by William Blake, e. e. cummings and Robert Frost to arrangements of pops classics such as Blue Moon and Dave Matthews’ Gravedigger.
The 15th Annual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing will feature modern seasonal works such as Hugo Distler’s The Christmas Story based on the carol Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming and selections from Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.
Rehearsals (starting Tuesday, September 2):
- Full – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. , and
- Sectionals - Wednesdays (Women 4:15-5:15 and Men 5:15-6:15 p.m., in Griffiths 15.
- Family Weekend Concerts, Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
- 15th Annual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing, Friday, December 5 at 8:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, Watertown, NY and Saturday, December 6 at 4:00 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
- 93nd Annual Candlelight Services, Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm in Leithead Fieldhouse.
Auditions: Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1, 6:30 – 9:30 pm in Griffiths 15.
Audition requirements: vocalize throughout your range, sing a prepared solo a cappella (can be any style except contemporary pop), sing with quartet – a choral excerpt of about 30 bars will be available for you to learn 30 minutes prior to your audition.
For more information, contact Barry Torres, director.