The weather outside might be frightful, but the music inside will be delightful! The WSU choirs concert for tonight is still a go - come enjoy some great music!
Concert Chorale and A Cappella Choir present their annual winter concert. The performnace will feature a preview of A Cappella Choir's set of music for their performnace at the KMEA Inservice Workshop, at which they've been invited to perform as the featured Friday night choir. Concert Chorale will perform Eric Whitacre's a cappella masterpiece, When David Heard. The Derby High School Philharmonic Choir will join the WSU ensembles as special guests at the performance.
The Sunday performance of Candlelight is SOLD OUT! Tickets remain for Friday and Saturday - get yours today!
Tickets are going fast for Candlelight! Sunday is nearly sold out already. Get your tickets today!
Wichita State's longest-running musical tradition is back! Ring in the holidays with the WSU choirs!
THE SUNDAY PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT - TICKETS REMAIN FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Join all four WSU choirs as they ring in the holidays with "The 55th Annual Candlelight Concert: Gloria in Excelsis." Get in the spirit of the season with an incredible variety of music, featuring perennial favorites Beautiful Savior and Personent Hodie. Other highlights include "Gloria" by Andre Thomas and "The Glory of the Father" by Egil Hovland.
The concert features WSU's Concert Chorale and Women'...s Glee Club, conducted by Dr. Michael Hanawalt, and A Cappella Choir and Madrigal Singers, conducted by Dr. Tom Wine. Each choir will perform seperately and also as part of a massed choir. Also featured is organist and professor Lynne Davis. Started by Dr. Harrison Boughton and modeled after the famous St. Olaf College Christmas Festival, the Candlelight Concert is the longest-running musical tradition at Wichita State.
Our WSU opera friends have performances this week!
Two WSU choir concerts the week! Concert Chorale/A Cappella Choir on Tuesday and Madrigal Singers/Women's Glee Club on Thursday. Join us for a great week of choral music!
Join Madrigal Singers and Women's Glee Club as they present their first concert of the year! Madrigal Singers present an eclectic program including "When the Earth Stands Still" by Don MacDonald, "Star of the Country Down" arr. Philip Lawson, "Yonder Come Day" by Paul Rudoi, and "The Tortise and the Hare" by Darmon Meader. Women's Glee Club will perform "I Started Out Singing" by Jocelyn Hagen, "Whither Must I Wander" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, "The Bike Let Loose" by Edie Hill, and "The Long Way Around" by the Dixie Chicks.
The WSU choirs will be joined in concert by special guests the Campus High School Treble Choir and Campus Singers
Join us as Concert Chorale and A Cappella Choir present their fall concert. A Cappella Choir will be performing an eclectic program including, "There is Sweet Muisc Here" by Zachary Moore, "Sara" arr. Stephen Hatfield, "Famine Song" arr. Matthew Cullton, "Ezekiel" arr. Stacey Gibbs, and "Our Garden of Life" by Stephen Chatman. Concert Chorale will perform "Hands" by Jocelyn Hagen, "O Sing Joyfully" by Adrian Batten, "Psalm 104" by Cyrillus Kreek, "Sancus/Benedictus" from Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir, "Flight Song" by Kim André Arnesen, and "City Called Heaven" arr. Josephine Poelinitz.
The WSU Choirs will be joined by special guests the Hutchinson Community College Concert Chorale
Our 2017-18 concert season is online! Check out what's happening with WSU choirs this year!
WSU choir auditions are next week! Spread the word and let your friends know!
WSU choir auditions are less than two weeks away - sign up for a time now!
Any WSU student is welcome and encouraged to audition for the 2017-18 Wichita State University Choirs. All of our ensembles are open to BOTH music majors AND non-majors. Please let your friends and colleagues know that we would love to have them join us for this exciting year!
Auditions are painless and simply involve filling out an audition card, vocalizes to test your vocal range, and sight-singing exercises to text your ear. You do not need to prepare a solo for the aud...ition.
Auditions are for Concert Chorale, A Cappella Choir, and Madrigal Singers. Women's Glee Club is a non-auditioned ensemble, so if you want to be in Women's Glee Club, all you need to do is register for the class; you do not need to audition.
Auditions will be held the first two days of fall semester: Monday, August 21st and Tuesday, August 22nd.
For more information and to sign up for an audition time, please go to: http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=wsuchoirs&p=/auditions/
The WSU Summer Choir will present "An Evening with Eugene Butler" on Thursday, June 29th in Wiedemann Recital Hall. Kansas composer Gene Butler will share unique stories about his music written over the past four decades. Special guests the Johnson County Chorus, Anita Cyrier director. The concert begins at 7:30 pm. Admission is $12.00 with discounts available.
Eugene Butler has over 800 compositions in print with 40 different music publishers. His music is popular with ...both church choirs and school organizations. His writing style is intensely rhythmic while remaining remarkably singable. The concert will feature some of his early works including a piece from 1968 dedicated to the WSU Madrigal Singers. The choir will present his most recent composition, a delightful tribute to spring titled May.
The Johnson County Chorus is preparing music from three different eras including the charming Liebeslieder Waltzes for piano four hands by Brahms. These ditties are reflections on life and love.
The concert lasts approximately one hour leaving plenty of time to get out and see some of the locally sponsored fireworks displays! With the assistance of Anna Jeter on the Marcusen organ, the choirs will combine to close the concert with Butler’s rousing arrangement of Festival Piece on ‘Saint Anne.”
For more information, contact the College of Fine Arts Box Office 978-3233.