There's a place for you in the choir at Lawrence University!

Any student at Lawrence, regardless of intended major, can sing in our three outstanding ensembles. 

Lawrence University Choirs performing with the Symphony Orchestra at Kaleidoscope

Exceptional Performances

Lawrence's Cantala Women's Choir was invited to perform at the 2018 American Choral Director's Association North-Central/Central conference, and will be performing at the 2019 national conference in Kansas City.

Lawrence has been honored to have both Cantala and Concert Choir selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association North-Central Conference (March 20, 2014) and Viking Chorale selected to perform at the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association state convention (January 10, 2015).  

World-Class Training

Studio voice lessons, musicology and ethnomusicology, theory and aural skills, keyboard skills and diction, conducting and pedagogy, improvisation and philosophy - Lawrentians engage in the comprehensive training for 21st musicians.  

Lawrence choirs work in master-class with leading choral artists of our time, including:

  • Chanticleer
  • Seraphic Fire
  • Roomful of Teeth
  • Singer Pur (Germany)

There's a place for you in choir at Lawrence!

Lawrence Choirs at North Central ACDA

Choir auditions at Lawrence

New students can audition on Thursday/Friday, September 6-7. 

Returning students can audition on Monday, September 10.  

Everything you need to know about the audition process can be found here.

Choir Webcasts

You can catch all of our concerts on live or archived webcasts here.

Choir Performance Calendar 2018-19

Term I

September 11 First rehearsals for all choirs (Concert Choir and Cantala, 4:35-5:35; Viking Chorale 5:45-6:45)
September 14-16 Choir Retreat at Björklunden for Concert Choir/Cantala (Mandatory)
October 6, 2018 (Saturday) 8pm: Fall Choir Preview Concert
November 11, 2018 (Sunday), 8pm, Chapel: Choir Concert

Term II

First rehearsal for all choirs – Thursday, January 3
February 23, 2019 (Saturday), 8pm, Chapel: Choir Concert
February 25-28, 2019 – Cantala performance at ACDA National Conference


Term III

First rehearsal for Cantala/Concert Choir – Monday, March 27; first rehearsal for Viking Chorale – Tuesday, March 28
April 26, 2019 (Friday), 8pm, Chapel – Major Work (choir/orchestra concert)
Dr. Phillip Swan, conductor
May 24, 2019 (Friday), 8pm, Chapel: Spring Term Concert