The Choral Union is the University's largest choir. Each semester, over 100 singers from the University and the community gather to rehearse and perform major choral works with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra. This choir has performed many masterworks from Handel's Messiah and Requiems by Duruflé, Fauré, Mozart and Rutter, to pieces especially commissioned for Southeast Missouri State University. The Choral Union meets on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. No audition is required!

The University Choir is Southeast's premiere choral ensemble. Open to all University students by audition, this 50-voice choir performs noteworthy choral repertoire from throughout the Western Music canon, with an emphasis on unaccompanied works, recently composed works, and major works each semester. Rehearsal times are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:30-2:45 p.m. (audition required).

The Chamber Choir is open to all University students by audition. This sixteen-voice ensemble is designed to study, rehearse and perform choral works most appropriately sung by a small group. Specific attention is given (but not limited) to the music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Singers also learn about and engage in period- and style-appropriate performance practices. The Chamber Choir rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:45 p.m. (audition required).

For audition information contact Dr. Barb Lamont, Director of Choral Activities, by phone at (573) 651-2342 or by email at blamont@semo.edu.


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Department of Music
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701