University Chorale

  • MUS 560, 1 credit; fulfills ensemble requirement for music majors and minors
  • Meets MW 6:00-8:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center, Room 44
  • Size:  40-60 singers
  • Conductor:  Dr. Stephen Paparo
  • Performances:  1-2 per semester
  • Ability to learn music quickly is essential
  • Enrollment is by audition only

Stephen in Chorale Rehearsal

The University Chorale is the oldest and largest choral ensemble in the Department of Music & Dance and is composed of undergraduate and graduate music majors, minors, and non-majors from the Five Colleges with previous choral experience. The ensemble performs a wide variety of music, including masterworks, world music, contemporary works and popular repertoire. The ability to read music or to learn music quickly is essential. Under the direction of Dr. Paparo, the ensemble was a finalist in WGBY’s Together in Song choral competition two years in a row.

During the fall 2019 semester, Chorale will take part in the MassACDA High School and Collegiate Choral Festival (October) and combine forces with Chamber Choir and Women’s Choir in the annual Holiday Choral Concert (December). During the spring 2020 semester, Chorale will participate in the Five College Choral Festival (February), sing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Springfield Symphony (April), and perform in a Spring Concert at the end of the semester (April).