Boston University Symphony Orchestra 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 drawn from the School of Music. The ensemble presents one concert each semester, including an annual performance at Symphony Hall, the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Recent repertoire includes Fauré’s Requiem, Stravinsky’s Perséphone, and Haydn’s Creation.
Rehearsals are held in the CFA Concert Hall at 855 Commonwealth Avenue on Wednesday evenings at 7pm; extra rehearsals are often held as performances approach and will be announced before the start of the semester. Auditions are generally held at the first and second rehearsals of each semester. BU students should register for the course, which is offered either for one (MU199) or zero (MU099) credits.
For the 2017-2018 academic year, the chorus will be 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. Felipe has served on the faculties of Oberlin College & Conservatory, Boston University, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Brown University, and Mount Holyoke College. In addition to his work in academia, Felipe is active across the US and in Asia, South America, and Europe. Felipe earned his BM at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his MM and DMA at Boston University where he studied with Dr. Ann Howard Jones, David Hoose, Craig Smith, and Joseph Flummerfelt.
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