A select chamber choir of undergraduate student singers, the Laurentians continue a long 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 will mark their 70th Anniversary this year with a special presence at Reunion Weekend 2016. While the tour destination has not been decided yet (check back for news on this) the repertoire will celebrate the Laurentian legacy by focusing on 2 traditionally popular choral idioms – Folk Songs, in particular those of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (as arranged by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Grainger, etc.), and Spirituals with their musical offspring, Gospel songs, as arranged by Dixon, Hairston, Hogan, Franklin, etc.). The theme for Christmas will be “A European Union Christmas” with carols old and new from across the continent.
Rehearsals (starting Tuesday, September 1):
Full – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm.
Sectionals - Wednesdays Women 4:30-5:30 and Men 5:30-6:30 pm, in Griffiths 15, starting Wednesday, January 14.
- Family Weekend Concerts, Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3, 7:30 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel
- 16th Annual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing, Friday, December 4, 7:30 pm, location TBA, and Saturday, December 5 at 4:00 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.
- 95th Annual Candlelight Services, Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm in Gunnison Memorial Chapel
Auditions: Sunday and Monday, August 30 and 31 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm in Griffiths 15. Sign up for a time on sheets posted on the bulletin board near 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.