The Case Concert Choir is an auditioned mixed-voice ensemble with a focus on performing both a cappella and accompanied choral music from a variety of time periods and genres. In addition to shorter pieces, the ensemble has also performed larger works of choral-orchestral repertoire through collaborations with our University Circle neighbor institutions (Mozart Requiem, 2011; Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region, 2012; Haydn Schöpfungsmesse, 2013; Bernstein Chichester Psalms, 2014; Beethoven Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Haydn Te Deum and Mendelssohn Magnificat, 2015; Duruflé Requiem and Quatre Motets, 2016; Handel Coronation Anthems, 2017; Rheinberger Mass and Rutter Mass of the Children, 2018). In the fall of 2018, Concert Choir collaborated with the Church of the Covenant Chancel Choir to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, presenting the world premiere of Solas by David Childs, with the composer conducting.
Director: Christopher Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Case Concert Choir was originally founded in 2004 as part of a University Presidential Initiative to support the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Case Concert Choir maintains a tradition of excellence in performance, strives to improve group and individual musicianship skills, and fosters community building.
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Instructional Format (2021-2022)
The ensemble is open to any undergraduate or graduate student at CWRU or CIM, as well as community members. Students may choose to participate in the ensemble for variable credit (0.00 or 1.00 unit).
Everyone who is interested in Case Concert Choir should plan on attending the open rehearsal on Monday, August 23, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Harkness Chapel. Auditions for the ensemble will be held:
- Tues. August 24, 7:30 - 8:30 PM (Harkness Chapel, Classroom)
- Wed. August 25, 7:00 - 8:30 PM (Harkness Chapel, Classroom)
- Thur. August 26, 7:00 - 8:30 PM (Harkness Chapel, Classroom)
Students should be prepared to sing a section of any song they feel shows off their voice, a cappella. Don't just start at the beginning of the piece, rather start at the section that shows me what you want to show me. Students should also be prepared to vocalize and sight read. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your audition time. When you arrive, please fill out the audition sheet and bring it in to your audition.
If none of the listed audition times work, or if you have any questions, please email Dr. Clark at email@example.com.