University of Washington Chorale
The University of Washington Chorale is an advanced undergraduate ensemble containing students from all majors across the Seattle campus. UW Chorale has collaborated with many prestigious artists including Seattle Symphony, Sapience Dance Collective, It Gets Better national touring production, Imogen Heap and Pomplamoose, as well as appearing before the Princess of Sweden and the President of Latvia. UW Chorale has toured to the Baltics numerous times, most recently for the 2013 Latvian Song and Dance Festival, as one of the only invited American choirs. Their first CD, Climb, was awarded third place in the American Prize national competition. For more information about University of Washington’s choral program, visit our website at http://blogs.uw.edu/wyersg/ and like us on FB here.
We meet two times per week, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:20, in the University of Washington Music Building. Admission to the group requires an audition and the willingness to commit for the full year. University Chorale performs about 3-4 times per quarter, both on and off-campus.
...a collection of modern choral works from North America, Russia, Argentina, Austria and England. The texts emphasize humanity's quest for hope, courage, strength and transformation of the spirit, despite life’s struggles and doubt.
... a collection of choral works from ancient to contemporary with an emphasis on folk songs from Estonia prepared for the group’s 2010 tour of the Baltics and Finland, as well as modern works by Morten Lauridsen, Giselle Wyers, and others.
University Chorale enjoys recording a new CD every few years, as well as appearing at regional conferences such as NafME (2012, 2014) and ACDA (with UW Chamber Singers in 2010). We also tour; our latest adventure with the UW Tour Choir took us to Estonia and Latvia. Fundraising and scholarship opportunities are available to help off-set the cost of touring.