Director: Marques L. A. Garrett
The Chamber Singers is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s vocal chamber ensemble. A small choir of 14-18 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 music-majors and non-majors alike. 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 as well as contemporary literature, and new music composed expressly for them. Typically, the ensembles has explored seminal music from Chant to 1650 during the fall term, and music by emerging and living choral composers during the spring term.
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, 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 Great Hall, St. Mark's on the Campus, the International Quilt Center, and the State Capitol Rotunda. The Singers have also enjoyed collaborations with the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra, UNL chamber instrumental ensembles, and the Chiara String Quartet (our resident faculty quartet). 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.
Membership in the Chamber Singers is determined by audition each semester. Rehearsals are 250 minutes a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:10 and on Fridays from 2:30 to 3:20. Audition and concert schedule information will be available at a later date.
Course Number:MUDC 349 (Music Majors & Minors for degree requirement only)
MUEN 349/ 849 (everyone else)