A select chamber choir of undergraduate student singers, the Laurentians continue a nearly 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 exciting destination for Tour 2014 this March will be Trinidad and Tobago. A remarkably rich and unusual culture with African, Indian, European as well as indigenous roots, Trinidad is home to one of St. Lawrence’s study abroad programs. Singing with community and university choirs, touring a “panyard” for a steel drum workshop, visiting an Indo-Trinidadian temple will be some of what the Laurentians will be experiencing of this island nation that has produced such varying styles of music as Calypso and Chutney. The tour will start with a weekend in NYC.
Concert repertoire for tour will include the complete Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 of Brahms, contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Which was the Son of… , Moses Hogan’s rousing The Battle of Jericho and such popular classics as Billy Joel’s Lullabye and K’naan’s Wavin’ Flag.
Rehearsals: Full – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Sectionals - Wednesdays Women 4:30-5:30 and Men 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Griffiths 15, starting Tuesday, January 21.
- MLK Service, Monday, January 20 at 5:00 pm in Gulick Theatre
- Canton Winterfest Concert, Monday, February 10 at 6:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Canton
- Tour 2014: Trinidad and Tobago via NYC, Friday-Sunday, March 7-16
- Home Concert, Friday, March 21 at 8:00 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall
- Commencement Concert, Saturday, May 17 at 5:00 pm in Gulick Theatre
Auditions: Membership in Laurentian Singers is yearly. No auditions for Spring semester.
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.