University of Washington Chorale: In-person Mondays, Online Wednesdays

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 and like us on FB here.

We meet two times per week, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:20. Currently due to Covid-19, we have an altered schedule. Mondays octets are permitted to meet outdoors to sing for short rehearsals, masked and socially distanced. Wednesdays courses are offered online and include emphasis on vocal technique, sightreading as well as various tracks (leadership, social justice, choral literature analysis, composition, etc). Admission to the group requires an audition and the willingness to commit for the full year.  

Refuge (2014)
...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.  
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Climb (2012)
... 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. 
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...University Chorale's first commercially released CD, with MSR Music, spans the globe with music from France, Finland, China, Sweden and beyond.

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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.

American Prize
University Chorale earned third place in the nation among collegiate choruses for the American Prize in 2012, for their debut CD "Climb".

To learn more about us, visit our blog here. To speak to faculty or students about becoming more involved, email Dr. Wyers.