Director: Dr. Marques L. A. Garrett
The Chamber Singers is the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s vocal chamber ensemble. A small choir of 16-24 voices, it is intended to provide the highest level of choral chamber-specific performance experience for graduate and undergraduate singers at the Glenn Korff School of Music and throughout the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The ensemble is open to all majors. The choir explores a broad range of repertoire specializing in literature for unaccompanied and contemporary small vocal chamber ensembles including works from early music eras and composers from underrepresented communities. They also regularly premiere new music.
The Chamber Singers have been privileged to perform for and work with many guest conductors and composers including Ola Gjeilo, André Thomas, Mack Wilberg, Doreen Rao, William Hatcher, and Eph Ehly, and in performance collaboration with The American Boychoir. They specialize in performing concerts in beautiful and unique spaces including the Sheldon Museum of Art's Great Hall, St. Mark's on the Campus, the International Quilt Museum, and the State Capitol Rotunda. The Singers have also enjoyed collaborations with the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra and UNL chamber instrumental ensembles. Many of their members have served as the core vocal ensemble for UNL's 'Bach's Lunch' held in the nearby campus student chapel on select Fridays at noon. Most recently, they earned second place for the American Prize in Choral Performance—college/university division (larger program) (2022).
Membership in the Chamber Singers is determined by audition. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm to 1:50pm in room 130 of Westbrook Music Building.
Course Number:MUDC 349 (Music Majors & Minors for degree requirement only)
MUEN 349/ 849 (everyone else)