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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 co-conducted by Steve Sieck and Phillip Swan.

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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

November 10, 2017 Concert

O Son of Spirit by Angela Manso


November 11, 2016 Concert

Plain-Chant for America by William Grant Still

Concert Choir at ACDA-North Central 2014

A Bronze Triptych by Dan Forrest

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