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Vocal Ensembles

Rebecca Farnham

The University Choir is an auditioned choral ensemble which ranges between 30-50 singers. This ensemble performs standard choral repertoire, as well as modern and new works from all genres. It is an excellent ensemble made up of music majors studying voice, as well as other talented individuals with a passion for singing. This includes students, faculty and staff; by audition.

Chamber Singers is a highly select group of 20-24 singers. This ensemble delves into the finest points of small ensemble singing with challenging and fun repertoire from various periods, contexts, and genres. The goal of this group is to provide expert instruction in small, select choir literature while fostering independence in each musician. Chamber Singers performs throughout the northeast in venues large and small, and engages with local high schools and community organizations through the UMass Lowell (UML) Chamber Singers Outreach Series.

Choral Union is a non-auditioned ensemble that is open to students, as well as faculty, staff and the community-at-large. It is a group that ranges from 45-100 singers and performs a diverse repertoire intended for larger, community-based choirs.

Recent program highlights have included:

  • UML Choirs perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and John Adams’ Harmonium with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (Fall 2019).
  • UML Choirs perform the Requiem in D minor by W.A. Mozart with the UML Orchestra (Spring 2019).
  • UML Chamber Singers performance at Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s State of the Commonwealth Address in the MA State House (Spring 2019).
  • UML University Choir performs “Let My Love Be Heard,” Jake Runestad in Virtual Choir dedicated to all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (Spring 2020).
  • UML Choirs perform Samuel Barber’s “Agnus Dei” in a virtual choir (Spring 2020).

If you would like more information about any of the UML Choirs please reach out to Jonathan Richter.