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About the Audition Process
Audition expectations and process will be updated soon. Please fill out this form indicating your interest: https://forms.gle/TpkKLK8H6SwiRHg56
Decisions about choir membership will be communicated in September. Accepted singers will be able to register for choral classes at that point.
For fall semester 2021, Chorus and Glee Club anticipate a return to its normal rehearsal schedule, with full ensembles on Wednesday and Sunday afternoon/evenings The estimated commitment is 4 hours per week with additional expectation of rehearsals, concerts, and special events throughout the year.
The Chorale has one central rehearsal on Friday afternoons, as well as many office hours during the week for singers to work with the director and each other on the concert music and on general aural and sight singing skills.
About Cornell's Choral Ensembles
The Chorale is a mixed choir open by audition each semester to Cornell students. Chorale members have the rare opportunity to focus intensively on the development of their individual skills, especially those essential in ensemble singing: sightreading, vocal technique, interpretation of various musical styles, rehearsal approaches, and so on. The emphasis is on developing the complete singer, and opening doors for a lifetime of performance. Chorale concerts often feature solo or small-group performances in addition to the entire ensemble. Many students sing with the Chorale throughout their Cornell career; others use the class to finetune their skills in order to audition for further ensembles. The full Chorale rehearses on Friday afternoons from 4:30-6:45 PM in Lincoln Hall, with section meetings on Mondays or Thursdays from 4:30 to 6. Please direct any questions about the Chorale to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Glee Club is Cornell University’s oldest student organization (founded in 1868), and is recognized as one of America's premier tenor-bass choirs. Typically numbering about 55 singers, the ensemble performs and records a wide range of repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, including annual commissions of new music. The Glee Club gives concerts frequently both on and off campus, often combining with their sibling group, the Cornell Chorus, for larger-scale SATB projects including major works with professional orchestras and international tours (such as our 2016 performances in Mexico and Guatemala or our recent 2018 performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion). In 2020, the Glee Club and Chorus jointly toured the Pacific Northwest. Please direct any questions about the Glee Club to email@example.com.
The Cornell Chorus, founded in 1920, features singers from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds whose dedication to music has earned them a reputation as one of the nation’s outstanding treble choirs. The Chorus performs a diverse repertoire, including masses, motets, spirituals, folk songs, and other classical and contemporary pieces. Since 2001, the Chorus has annually commissioned new works by female composers, with the goal of expanding the contemporary repertoire for treble voices. Regular recordings and tours bring the Chorus' sound to a wider audience. In 2016, the Chorus gave concerts throughout Mexico and Guatemala in collaboration with their sibling group, the Glee Club. In 2020, the Chorus and Glee Club jointly toured the Pacific Northwest. Please direct any questions about the Chorus to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber Singers are a smaller ensemble for singers with advanced skills. Prerequisite: at least two semesters of Chorus or Glee Club, or equivalent experience as determined by the instructor. Auditions for the Chamber Choir are by invitation and will take place in the first week of September. For more information about the Chamber Singers, please email ChamberSingers@cornell.edu.