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Choral Ensembles: 2024–2025

Welcome to Stanford! We’re pleased that you are interested in choral ensembles in the Department of Music. Auditions will take place Friday, 20 September through Wednesday, 25 September. Detailed below are plans for our choral ensembles for the 2024-2025 academic year. Signups for auditions for all ensembles can be accessed by clicking here after September 1 for the choral audition intake webform.


Chamber Chorale (MUSIC 165)

The Stanford Chamber Chorale is a select choir of 24 students dedicated to the performance of virtuosic literature for the small choral ensemble. Its members maintain a rigorous schedule of performing, touring, and recording. 2024-2025 highlights include a concert tour to Australia and New Zealand in June, immediately following the end of the academic year. Members must be currently registered Stanford students.

Chamber Chorale meets Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Check the Chamber Chorale’s website (https://chorale.stanford.edu/) or contact Professor Stephen Sano (sano [at] stanford.edu (sano[at]stanford[dot]edu)) for additional information.

Early Music Singers (MUSIC 159)

The Stanford Early Music Singers specialize in the performance of choral literature from the Medieval and Renaissance eras with smaller groups occasionally drawn from the ensemble. Directed by Eric Tuan, EMS’ repertoire for the year includes a broad range of literature from England and the Continent.  Membership is open to both Stanford students and the community at large.

Early Music Singers meets Wednesdays: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Contact Eric Tuan (eric.m.tuan [at] gmail.com (eric[dot]m[dot]tuan[at]gmail[dot]com)) for additional information.

Memorial Church Choir (MUSIC 163)

The Memorial Church Choir performs choral music for Sunday University Public Worship at Stanford Memorial Church, providing the opportunity to explore and perform a wide range of sacred choral music from the Western classical tradition. Special events for the year include the annual Christmas Service of Lessons & Carols.  Membership is open to both Stanford students and the community at large.

Memorial Church Choir meets Thursdays: 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for services.

Contact Dr. Robert Huw Morgan (rhmorgan [at] stanford.edu (rhmorgan[at]stanford[dot]edu)) for additional information.

Symphonic Chorus (MUSIC 162)

With 200 members, Stanford’s Symphonic Chorus is the largest choral ensemble on campus and specializes in the performance of choral masterworks with orchestra. This academic year, the Symphonic Chorus’ repertoire includes Beethoven: Mass in C, Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem, and Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Membership is open to both Stanford students and the community at large.

Symphonic Chorus meets Mondays: 7:30-10:00 p.m. with optional sectional rehearsals on Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Check the Symphonic Chorus’s website (https://web.stanford.edu/group/SymCh/) or contact Professor Stephen Sano (sano [at] stanford.edu (sano[at]stanford[dot]edu)) for additional information.

University Singers (MUSIC 167)

A select concert choir of 50 members, the University Singers performs a broad range of Western classical music, both a cappella and accompanied by orchestra. Programming for this academic year includes a celebration of Byrd and his contemporaries, Herbert Howells’ Requiem, works by Judith Bingham and Sally Beamish, and Bach’s Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) and Cantata: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (BWV 21). Membership is open to both Stanford students and the community at large, Stanford students are given priority.

University Singers meets Tuesdays: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Contact Dr. Robert Huw Morgan (rhmorgan [at] stanford.edu (rhmorgan[at]stanford[dot]edu)) for additional information.

Summer Chorus (MUSIC 167S)

150-voice non-auditioned ensemble performing major choral masterworks and choral repertoire from all periods of Western art music. Repertoire for summer 2024 is Marianna Martines: Dixit Dominus and Elaine Hagenberg: Illuminare. Membership is open to both Stanford students and the community at large.

Please visit https://music.stanford.edu/department-music-summer-studies for more additional information.