The Boston University Symphonic Chorus is open to all musicians in the campus community: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and friends. BU community members sing alongside music performance majors from the School of Music, collectively forming the premiere choral ensemble at Boston University. Each performance typically features a large choral work, often including orchestra and vocal soloists. The ensemble presents one concert each semester, including an annual performance at Symphony Hall, the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Rehearsals are held in the CFA Concert Hall at 855 Commonwealth Avenue on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm; extra rehearsals are often held as performances approach and will be announced before the start of the semester. Auditions to determine vocal range are generally held at the first and second rehearsals of each semester. Participating BU students should register for the course, which is offered for either one or zero credits.
For the 2017-2018 academic year, the chorus is led by Dr. Miguel Ángel Felipe, Director of Choral Activities, ad interim, and visiting Associate Professor of Music at Boston University. He also holds the appointment of Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawai’i.