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About Concert Choir

The Lawrence University Concert Choir is a highly advanced ensemble of 40-50 singers (SATB).  Concert Choir performed most recently in the 2014 ACDA-North Central Divisional Convention, as well as the National ACDA convention in 2009, the North Central Divisional Convention of the ACDA (1992, 2006), the National Kodaly Music Educators Convention (1995, 1998), the Regional Bandmasters Association Convention (1996) and many state convention appearances as well. The choir is dedicated to performing both traditional and contemporary secular and sacred choral literature to the highest standards.

Concert Choir rehearses Mondays/Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 and Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:35-5:35.  The ensemble performs in five major choral concerts a year.  Recent collaborations with orchestra include music of Dr. Adolphus Hailstork, J.S. Bach's St. John Passion, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, Britten's War Requiem, Bach's Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Mass in C Major, Walton's Coronation Te Deum, Arvo Pärt's Te Deum and Lauridsen's Mid-Winter Songs.

Concert Choir is directed by Steve Sieck.

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Choir Performance Calendar 2019-20

Term I
September 17 First rehearsals for all choirs (Concert Choir and Cantala, 4:35-5:35; Viking Chorale 5:45-6:45)
September 20-22, Choir Retreat at Björklunden for Concert Choir/Cantala (Mandatory)
October 11 (Friday) 8pm: Fall Choir Preview Concert
November 15 (Friday), 8pm, Chapel: Choir Concert

Term II
January 6 - First rehearsal for Concert Choir/Cantala; January 7 - Viking Chorale
February 9 (Sunday), 3pm, Chapel: Choir Concert

Term III
First rehearsal for Cantala/Concert Choir – March 30; first rehearsal for Viking Chorale – March 31
April 24 (Friday), 8pm, Chapel – Mendelssohn's Elijah (choir/orchestra concert)
Dr. Mark Dupere, conductor
May 29 (Friday), 8pm, Chapel: Spring Term Concert

October 11, 2019 Concert

Softly by B.E. Boykin

May 24, 2019 Concert

Usuli Boat Song by Jiang Tian Shui

Rivers of Living Water by Trevor Weston

Concert Choir at ACDA-North Central 2014

A Bronze Triptych by Dan Forrest

Carmina Chromatico by Orlando di Lasso
Priidite, poklonimsya by Sergei Rachmaninoff