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 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. 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.
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.