Viking Chorale from above

Sing like a Viking

The Viking Chorale, under the direction of Stephen Sieck, encourages all students from the entire university with an interest in singing to participate. The 90-voice Chorale sings in all major concerts on campus and is involved in the major choral works that take place each year as well. The Chorale has been involved in performances of the music of Dr. Aldophus Hailstork, the Bach St. John Passion, Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Britten War Requiem, Handel Messiah, Beethoven Mass in C and Walton Henry V Suite in recent years. Viking Chorale achieves high artistic singing, but the rehearsal demands are minimal, fitting comfortably into a vigorous academic schedule.

No previous experience needed, no formal audition needed.  All you need to bring is your voice, your ears and your brains!

All large ensemble concerts performed in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel can be enjoyed around the world through our live, four camera video webcasts.

Viking Chorale Repertoire

Recent shorter selections include:

O Joy! - Kitty Braezelton
Three Madrigals – Emma Lou Diemer

O Ignis Spiritus Paracliti – Hildegard of Bingen
Abendlich schon rauscht der Wald – Fanny Hensel
The Dark Around Us – Gwyneth Walker

No Time – Susan Brumfield
Belong – Jocelyn Hagen
Refuge – Elaine Hagenberg

Cherish Your Doubt – Elizabeth Alexander
Unity – Daniel Cason II

Salmo 150 - Ernani Aguilar
I Lift My Eyes - Joan Szymko
Hallelujah - Louis Lewandowski

Lux Arumque – Eric Whitacre
Invictus - Joshua Rist
We Rise Again - Leon Dubinsky, arr. by Stephen Smith

Don’t Let Go - Ysaye Barnwell
Memorial - Jane Ramseyer Miller
Being Alive, from Company - Stephen Sondheim, arr. By Robert Page

Fengyang Song – Chen Yi
Cancion de Cuna – arr. by José Mena
Kpanlongo, arr. by Derek Bermel

“Song of Democracy” by Howard Hanson

The Water is Wide, by Craig Hella-Johnson
Zadok the Priest, by G. F. Handel (with Lawrence Baroque)

Ginsberg, Hineh ma tov

Totus Tuus, by Henryk Gorecki
Praise His Holy Name, by Keith Hampton

J.S. Bach O Jesu Christ, mein’s Lebens Licht, bw 118
William Dawson, arr. Soon I will be done

Wolfgang Mozart Agnus Dei from Litaniae Lauritaniae, k.195
Laudate Dominum from Vesperae solennes, k.339
Ethan Sperry, arr. Balleilakka

Joan Szymko Herbst
Ralph Vaughan Williams Antiphon

Eric William Barnum Dreams of Thee
Johannes Ockeghem Deo Gratias

Franz Liszt Benedictus from Missa Choralis
Eric Lane Barnes Lambscapes
Anton Bruckner Locus iste
Ethan Sperry, arr. Desh
Jules Massenet, arr. Sieck “En fermant les yeux” from Manon
Alexander Gretchaninoff Nine otpushchayeshi
Paul Rardin, arr. Walk in Jerusalem

Ethan Sperry, arr. Zikr
Georgy Sviridov Priidite, poklonimsia
Handel, arr. Sieck Hallelujah around the World

Gregorio Allegri Miserere

Parker/Shaw, arr. Amazing Grace
Benjamin Britten Te Deum in C
Aaron Copland “The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land

J.S. Bach Wachet auf, bwv 140

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy “Rise up, arise!” from St. Paul, op. 36
Franz Schubert Mondenschein, D.875
Howard Helvey O Lux Beatissima
Keith Hampton True Light

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 11, 2016 Concert

Va, Pensiero from Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi

May 27, 2016 Concert

Bright Morning Stars, arr. Shawn Kirchner

November 10, 2017 Concert

Refuge by Elaine Hagenberg

October 10, 2014 Concert

Shout Glory by Byron J. Smith

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