Choral Union Seeking Singers for Concert Season

2013_VP_ChoirCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 21, 2014 – The Southeast Missouri State University Choral Union, a non-auditioned choral ensemble open to community and collegiate singers, proudly announces its 2014-2015 concert season.

As always, the Choral Union is looking for new members for all vocal sections. Membership in the Choral Union is open to all experienced and confident singers.

Rehearsals begin on Monday, Sept. 8, in the new choral rehearsal room at the River Campus Center (RCC 120). Rehearsals are held every Monday during the fall semester. Dress rehearsals will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. The Choral Union will perform in collaboration with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra and the University Choir at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Bedell Performance Hall.

The repertoire for the fall semester is Schubert’s “Mass in G” (G. Schirmer, Parker/Shaw ed.) and Perry’s “Blest Pair of Sirens” (CPDL ed.). Both new ($8) and used ($6) copies of the Schubert “Mass in G” will be available at the first rehearsal. Copies of Perry’s “Blest Pair of Sirens” will be provided free.

The Choral Union is the University’s largest choir comprised of both student and community members. Its primary role is to serve as the University’s symphonic chorus with more than 100 singers performing major choral works each semester with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra.

For more information about the Choral Union or to learn more about choral opportunities at Southeast, contact Dr. Peter Durow at (573) 651-2342 or pdurow@semo.edu.