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. Check back soon for additional information about programming and featured ensembles.
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. Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Garrett, Concert Choir maintains a tradition of excellence in performance, strives to improve group and individual musicianship skills, and fosters community building.
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. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Garrett directly for additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Schedule and concert selections subject to change with advance notice
CCC auditions for fall semester 2017 will take place starting Monday, August 28 in the Harkness Chapel classroom. All students wishing to participate in Concert Choir must audition (including folks who previously participated as a member). Music majors must audition on Monday, August 28. Course registration permission will be granted at the end of the first week of classes and will continue through the add-drop period. 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! Faculty, Staff and Community Members interested in singing with University Circle Festival Chorale should contact Dr. Garrett: email@example.com.
Our first rehearsal on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (7:00 pm in Harkness Chapel) is OPEN to anyone interested in joining the group. Auditions will be held immediately after rehearsals and will continue through the add-drop period. Contact Dr. Garrett with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.