SLU, Northshore choirs  seeking new members

Singers from the campus and community are invited to join the Southeastern Louisiana University Chorus and Northshore Choral Society.

Choral singing at Southeastern is enjoyed by music majors and non-majors alike in a variety of different ensembles, university officials said.

The Northshore Choral Society and University Chorus are non-auditioned ensembles comprised of university students and community members. With more than 100 singers from majors throughout the university and a cross section of the community, these ensembles regularly perform major works with a professional orchestra and soloists. Past repertoires have included “Mozart’s Requiem” and “Mass in C minor,” Faur√©’s “Requiem,” Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” Schubert’s “Mass in G,” and Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” in addition to many other masterworks.

“The choirs allow members to experience diverse music as a group at very high standards and to use this music as a vehicle of expression. Anyone who loves to sing should join us,” said Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe. “Rehearsals are fun, invigorating and educational.”

The ensemble meets each Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the choir room of the Pottle Music Annex.

Rowe said the groups will join Southeastern’s Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale in a glorious concert of choral music by Johannes Brahms at 7:30 p.m. April 30 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Anthony Sears and Rowe will be featured conductors for the concert.

For more information about the University Chorus and Northshore Choral Society, contact Rowe at (985) 549-2334 or arowe@southeastern.edu. For more information on the upcoming season’s events in Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, http://visit www.southeastern.edu/fpa.