Welcome to the landing page for the ECU Choral Music department. Here can be found information regarding the following for those interested in learning more about our program and what we offer:
The ECU Singers is the largest choral ensemble at East Central University. There are currently around 100 singers in the chorus. There is no audtion required and the chrous is open to all ECU Students. The group usually performs once per semester. Often the group performs a major work along with several other selections. The Singers have recently performed Haydn's "Mass in G", Brahms "Schicksalslied", Handel's "Messiah", Mozart's "Requiem", and Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana".
The University Chorale is East Central University's touring Ensemble. Membership in this select group is by audition only. Though primarily consisting of music majors, many of its members represent other academic disciplines. The group performs frequently throughout the year and has toured extensively around Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas. The ensemble has been chosen on four occassions to sing for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association State Conference. Members of the Chorale have recently performed with the ACDA All-Collegiate Choirs in St. Louis and Denver.
The Gospel Choir compliments the Sacred Music Program at East Central University. The group specializes in the performance of contemporary worship music. The group performs extensively throughout the year both on and off the ECU Campus. Membership in this group is by audtion only.
The ECU Opera Workshop is offered each Fall semester. Enrollment in the class is open, however, certain roles in the operas are by audtion only. Recent performances include Mozart's "The Impresario", "The Marriage of Figaro" and "The Magic Flute", Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel",and Menotti's "The Old Maid and the Thief" and "The Medium"
2013-2014 Calendar of Events
|October 29||Little Dixie Choral Contest||Ataloa Theatre, HBFFAC and most other facilities||8 am - 5 pm|
|October 31||Little Dixie Choral Contest||Ataloa Theatre, HBFFAC and most other facilities||8 am - 5 pm|
|November 25||Choral Dept. Concert||St. Joseph Catholic Church||7:30 pm|
|December 5||A Very Chorale Christmas||Regents Room||TBA|
|December 16-19||University Chorale||Washington, DC Performances||TBA|
|February 18||OSSAA District Choral Contest||Ataloa Theatre, HBFFAC, Band Hall, Choral Hall||8 am - 5 pm|
|February 19||OSSAA District Solo/Ensemble Contest||Choral Hall, Green Room, Classrooms, Studios||8 am - 5 pm|
|February 25||Composer's Concert||Ataloa Theatre, HBFFAC||7:30 pm|
|March 19-22||SDACDA All-Collegiate Choir Rehearsals and Performance||Little Rock, Arkansas||TBA|
|April 21||Choral Department Concert||St. Joseph Catholic Church||7:30 pm|
|April 30-May 1||University Chorale Tour||TBA||TBA|