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Brigham Young University Choirs are among the best in the country. The performing choirs include BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, and the University Chorale.
Brigham Young University Singers is a small, select choir of flexible singer-musicians. As one of the major touring ensembles of the university, the Singers have traveled throughout the United States, including Hawaii; twice to Russia; three times to Israel; to Australia and New Zealand; to the countries of Western and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic States; to West Africa; and to South Africa. The choir has attained the reputation of a captivating, versatile choir with an impressive range of repertoire and style. In addition to regular concert appearances, the 2008–2009 academic year will include a major concert involving all BYU auditioned choirs and Philharmonic Orchestra titled Pilgrim’s Journey Home to be produced for release on CD; and a concert tour to Ireland, England and Wales immediately following winter semester 2009.
BYU Concert Choir
Brigham Young University Concert Choir is comprised of 90 advanced singers who are committed to a challenging choral experience. This very select ensemble has acquired an outstanding reputation for its captivating performances of a wide variety of repertoire, taken from the great choral literature and encompassing many different styles and genres.
Although the Concert Choir does not generally tour, a rigorous performance schedule both on and off campus requires substantial dedication and stamina. All programs, which usually contain pieces in several different languages, are performed from memory. Although the huge variety and quantity of literature demands enormous flexibility and commitment, the rewards in terms of both educational and musical experience are rich and plentiful. An audition is necessary and a two-semester commitment is required.
BYU Men's Chorus
The Brigham Young University Men's Chorus is the largest collegiate male choral organization in the USA and is known not only for its polished musical performances, but also for its engaging and entertaining performance style. Its repertoire is wide and varied, ranging from the traditional literature for male voices to powerful arrangements of hymns, folk songs and spirituals. The choir is one of BYU's most popular performing groups, regularly singing to sold-out concert halls both on and off campus.
BYU Women's Chorus
The Women's Chorus is a large group of select, versatile singers who perform a diverse repertoire extending from medieval and renaissance works to masterpieces of our own time. Folk music and other varied genres are included in the choir's study and performances. The choir is well known for its beautiful, blended sound from pristine, quiet unison to the majesty of large textured sonorities. Sensitive musicianship and constant improvement are goals for each rehearsal and performance. An audition is required, and a two semester commitment is expected.
University Chorale is the non-audition choir at BYU. University Chorale usually performs at devotional assembly once per semester, in addition to their concert performance.