Boston University choruses offer opportunities to all members of the University community. Audition is required for the Chamber Chorus of approximately 40 members, the Concert Chorus of 50 members, and the Women’s Chorale, 25 members. All satisfy the requirements for the professional training of the music major in the School of Music, but membership is not limited to the music major. All are available for academic credit. Each ensemble has a number of performances each year in a variety of venues on campus. The repertoire varies for each ensemble, but is classical choral music.
The Boston University Symphonic Chorus is an auditioned ensemble open to University students, faculty, staff and friends. The literature chosen for performance intends to involve students and members of the University community in the study and performance of major choral- orchestral works. Most concerts take place in Symphony Hall in Boston. Recent works performed have included Berlioz Requiem, Argento Cenotaph, Shostakovich Symphony #13 (Babi Yar), Mozart Mass in C Minor, Haydn Die Schoepfung and Mendelssohn Elijah. The chorus and the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, with its conductor David Hoose, collaborate on a biannual basis.
Once you have officially joined a vocal ensemble (Symphonic Choir, the Boston University Singers, or the Graduate Vocal Ensemble) please fill out the following survey. Please be sure to fill out the survey only once per semester even if you are enrolled in multiple ensembles.