The University Chorus of UC Davis is a
large SATB ensemble that has a long history of performing a
variety of repertoire in the Mondavi Center. It often
partners with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra for major
choral-orchestral works. The University Chorus is open to UC
Davis students, faculty/staff, and community members. Dress
rehearsals to be announced.
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Peregrine (they/them/theirs) enjoys an
active career as a conductor and educator, serving as the
Director of Choirs and Lecturer in Music at UC Davis and as the
artistic director of Ensemble Companio, an award-winning
Northeastern regional chamber choir.
In its first reunion with alumni chorus members since 2018, the
UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and University Chorus join together
to perform Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony, a long-form
symphony imbued with a deep reverence for Heaven and the
journey to it from our mortal world. Mahler’s “Resurrection”
Symphony is clearly a Beethoven’s-Ninth kind of work, albeit
written sixty plus years later, and written after decades of
further symphonic development by not only Beethoven, but
Berlioz, Brahms, and others.
Featuring student and community singers from the UC Davis
community directed by UC Davis lecturer in music Erik
Peregrine, these three choruses present diverse choral
repertoire representative of our choral traditions of the past,
our present, as well as new and developing traditions. Choruses
of UC Davis are comprised of the University Chorus, Chamber
Singers, and Early Vocal Ensemble.