Case Concert Choir


Want to sing with a group of dynamic people? Join Case Concert Choir and share in the excitement of making music together!. Repertoire for the 2017-18 season will include music from a variety of historical and stylistic contexts, including John Rutter’s Mass of the Children.

The Case Concert Choir is an auditioned mixed-voice ensemble with a focus on performing both a cappella and accompanied choral music from a variety of time periods and genres. In addition to shorter pieces, the ensemble also performs larger works of choral-orchestral repertoire through collaborations with the Case University Circle Symphony Orchestra and our University Circle neighbor institutions (Mozart Requiem, 2011; Vaughn Williams Toward the Unknown Region, 2012; Haydn Schöpfungsmesse, 2013; Bernstein Chichester Psalms, 2014; Beethoven Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Haydn Te Deum and Mendelssohn Magnificat, 2015; Duruflé Requiem and Quatre Motets, 2016; and Handel Coronation Anthems, 2017). Concert Choir will collaborate with the Case / University Circle Symphony Orchestra and Church of the Covenant Choir to present John Rutter’s Mass of the Children in Spring 2018. Case Concert Choir was originally founded in 2004 as part of a University Presidential Initiative to support the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Case Concert Choir maintains a tradition of excellence in performance, strives to improve group and individual musicianship skills, and fosters community building. Dr. Matthew Garrett returns as director of Concert Choir for the spring 2018 semester. 

The ensemble is open to any undergraduate or graduate student at CWRU or CIM. Members may choose to participate in the ensemble for 0-1 credit (MUEN 382). Auditions are held during the first week of classes each semester. Please see below for additional details.

University Circle Festival Chorus

Faculty, Staff, and University Circle Community Members wishing to sing during our annual Circle Fest Carol Sing in December and in preparation for our April 2018 performance of Rutter’s Mass of the Children are welcome to join us through the University Circle Festival Chorus! Rehearsals are held Monday evenings, starting at specific times during the semester. Individuals interested in singing this fall should contact Dr. Garrett directly for additional information:, (216) 368-2496.



CCC auditions for spring semester 2018 will take place immediately following an open first rehearsal on Wednesday, January 17 in Harkness Chapel. All students wishing to participate in Concert Choir must audition (except folks who participated during the fall 2017 semester with Dr. Peters). Course registration permission will be granted at the end of the first week of classes and will continue through the add-drop period for new members. Students must be registered for MUEN 382 in order to participate. Singers from all majors, both undergraduate and graduate levels at CWRU and CIM, are welcomed and encouraged to audition! 

NEW! Audition slots now available on Wednesday, January 17, starting at 8:30 pm.

STEP 1: Schedule your audition

  1. Login to Chrome with your CWRU account
  2. Click HERE to schedule an audition date and time using Google Calendar Appointments
  3.  Navigate on the calendar to January 17 or 22, 2018 and click on one of the available audition slots to schedule a time. Please select the earliest available time slot for your requested audition date.
  4.  Click “Save”
  5.  Your audition time is now scheduled!

 Note: To cancel an appointment slot you’ve already booked, leave the sign-up page and delete the event from your own Google calendar

STEP 2: Complete an online audition form

  1. Login to Chrome with your CWRU account
  2. Online Google audition forms are now available. Click HERE to complete a form before your audition. 

Auditions will continue through the add-drop period. Contact Dr. Garrett if you are interested:


Case Concert Choir Audition Requirements:

The audition process for Case Concert Choir is designed to let the director get to know you and your singing ability in a short amount of time. If you take some time to prepare before your audition, take a few deep breaths before your appointment, and sing to the best of your ability, you can leave feeling good about the meeting! Please take a moment to review the audition requirements.

  • Sign up for an audition date and time.
  • Prepare the first verse of America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee). You will be given a key and starting pitch and asked to sing the melody using the text of the first verse a cappella
  • Be prepared to vocalize to determine range
  • Be prepared to sight-read a short melodic example to determine music reading level
  • Be prepared to echo-sing short exercises to determine listening ability
  • Remember to arrive a few minutes early to your audition time. Audition forms are available online and can be completed anytime prior to your audition.



Spring 2018 – Dr. Matthew Garrett, director

  • Case Concert Choir Auditions
    Wednesday, January 17: All interested singers are welcome to join us for an open rehearsal and stay for auditions afterward
             Open Rehearsal 7 – 8:15 pm, Auditions 8:30 – 9:30 pm
    Monday, January 22, starting 8:45 pm
    Harkness Classroom
    (Auditions for new members will follow our scheduled rehearsals)


  • Case Concert Choir & Guests
    Choral ShowCase Invitational
    All of Us! Celebrating Diversity through the Unity of Singing
    Special Guests: R. Nathaniel Dett Concert Choir from Cleveland School of the Arts
    Friday, February 16
    Location TBA
    7:30 pm performance (free admission, parking available)


  • Case Concert Choir, Case / University Circle Symphony Orchestra, University Festival Chorus, and Church of the Covenant Choir
    Special Guests: Beaumont School Women’s Chorale; Cleveland and Bach Children’s Chorus; Toronto, Canada 
    This year’s annual choral-orchestral collaboration will feature John Rutter’s Mass of the Children.
    Friday, April 20
    Church of the Covenant – 11205 Euclid Avenue – Cleveland, OH 44106
    8:00 pm performance
    $10 general admission, $5 60+ adults and CWRU staff/faculty, students free with ID, free parking available
    Tickets available at the door

*Schedule and concert selections subject to change with advance notice






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