Choruses

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Overview

Choruses at UC Davis
Caleb Lewis, conductor

There are three choruses at UC Davis, the smaller Chamber Singers (12+ singers) and the larger University Chorus (60+ singers), as well as the ensemble Schola Cantorum.

**COVID-19 Update—

Only the University Chorus (MUS 144) is being offered Fall Quarter 2020. See audition information below or at the link on the left-hand side of this page.

University Chorus

The University Chorus of UC Davis is a 60-person SATB ensemble that has a long history of performing a variety of repertoire in the Mondavi Center. They often partner with the Symphony Orchestra for major choral-orchestral works. Dress rehearsals to be announced.

Course Information

  • MUS 144
  • Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:10–6:00 pm
    in Room 115, Music Building
  • 2 units

Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers of UC Davis is an elite treble chorus with 24 members that specializes in sophisticated repertoire for women’s voices.
Dress rehearsals to be announced.

Course Information

  • MUS 142
  • Meets Monday and Wednesdays, 4:10–6:00 pm
    in Room 115, Music Building
  • 2 units

Schola Cantorum

Schola Cantorum is an 8–12 member SATB ensemble that specializes in repertoire before 1750 and after 1950. This ensemble focuses on historically informed performance techniques as well as premieres of music being written today.

Course Information

  • MUS 142
  • Meets Monday and Wednesdays, 7:10–9:00 pm
    in Room 115, Music Building
  • 2 units
Overview

Auditioning for Chorus
University Chorus

* COVID-19 Update—

So that we may observe physical distancing for the protection of our singers and our community at large, the three choral ensembles will be joining together for the fall quarter to create a few virtual choral projects. Singers will receive sheet music and/or practice recordings electronically, and they will send in recordings of themselves singing their part. These recordings will then be compiled and edited to create a composite recording with all of our voices. Chorus members will continue to receive instructional videos from the director, Caleb Lewis, as they did in the spring quarter.

* Any singer who has been a member of a UC Davis choral ensemble since Fall 2019 may register without auditioning.

New members may audition by submitting the following materials to Caleb Lewis via cjlewis@ucdavis.edu:

  • A YouTube link of themselves singing a short song that shows off their voice at its best. This can be with instrumental accompaniment or without.
  • A short description of their musical training and experience (formal musical training is not necessarily required).

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