Founded in 1970, the University of Alberta Concert Choir is a large ensemble of approximately 50 singers from a variety of faculties across the University. Membership in the choir is open to students across campus through auditions held at the beginning of each year. Singers come from such diverse disciplines as business, sciences, education and the arts, as well as music itself.
A wide variety of sacred and secular choral masterpieces are studied each year, ranging from motets, part songs and spirituals, to large works with orchestra. The University of Alberta Concert Choir has appeared with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, has performed at the Alberta Music Conference, been heard on national broadcast of the CBC, and been regular national semi-finalists in the CBC Amateur Choir Competition.
Tours form an important part of the education and experience of these young singers. Over the 38-year history of the choir, travels have taken the ensemble to Europe, China and the United States. In recent years the choir has traveled to the east coast of Canada, southwestern Ontario, Vancouver Island, various parts of Alberta, Iceland, and most recently to Vancouver in 2014.
Auditionees are not required to prepare any material in advance of the audition. The audition will consist of a series of vocal exercises and ear tests. Please contact Director Rob Curtis (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.