Choir photo 2021

About Concert Choir

The Lawrence University Concert Choir is a highly advanced ensemble of 29 singers (SATB).  Concert Choir will perform February 18, 2022 at the American Choral Directors Association Midwestern conference, and has performed 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.

Concert Choir in rehearsalConcert Choir singers in rehearsal

Choir Performance Calendar 2021-2022

Fall Concert – Friday, November 12, 8:00 p.m., Chapel
• Concert Dress – business attire, black 
• Call-time 7:00 pm for group warm-up in Sh163. 
• Dress Rehearsals (not in actual concert dress – rather, a concert run-through onstage)
o Viking Bass Clef – Chapel, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 3:25-4:25 pm
o Concert Choir – Chapel, Thursday, Nov. 11, 8:15-9:00 pm
 no 4:35-5:35 pm rehearsal on Nov. 11
o Viking Chorale – Chapel, Thursday, Nov. 11, 9:10-10:00 pm
 no 5:45-6:45 pm rehearsal on Nov. 11

Concert Audience/Safety:
• We will be masked.
• LU students are welcome in the audience, masked.
• You may invite a pod of 3-5 family members to attend, masked.
o You do not need to order tickets for this. It is free/general admission.
• The concerts are not open to the general public.  People can stream our concerts on Livestream.

Additional Dates to Save:
• Concert Choir – leave for ACDA in Chicago on Thursday, Feb. 17 (10am?), return Friday, Feb. 18 (6pm?).  Performance 10am on Friday in Harris Theater, Chicago.  I don’t know if general public is invited.

Winter Concert, Friday, February 25, 8pm
(Similar dress rehearsal schedule that week)

Spring Concert, Friday, June 3, 8pm
• Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, with Lawrence Symphony Orchestra
• Extended Tu/Th evening rehearsals in late May with LSO.

November 15, 2019 Concert

Cum Sancto Spiritu from Gloria by Hyo-Won Woo

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

October 6, 2018 Concert

Musica Animam Tangens by Joshua Shank

Concert Choir at ACDA-North Central 2014

A Bronze Triptych by Dan Forrest

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