University Chorus and Chamber Singers
About the University Chorus
Conducted by Professor Ryan Endris, the University Chorus is a large, mixed-voice ensemble that performs a broad range of traditional choral literature, often with an accompanying orchestra comprising professional instrumentalists from the faculty and regional orchestras. Singing in the University Chorus is a wonderful way to meet new people, to represent Colgate off campus, and to perform some of the greatest musical works of all time. The University Chorus performs one major concert each semester.
About the Chamber Singers
The Chamber Singers is a select student choral ensemble that specializes in the performance of a cappella choral music at the highest level. Members of the Chamber Singers, which number between 12 and 24, are all members of the University Chorus. This chamber choir performs a broad musical repertoire, from music of the Renaissance, to African American spirituals, to music composed in the 21st century. In addition to performing in concert with the University Chorus, the Chamber Singers performs in concert on its own, including at the annual Lessons & Carols service each December and at Colgate athletic events. The Chamber Singers has collaborated with Grammy-nominated ensembles such as NY Polyphony and The Crossing and have also performed as an opening act for celebrities and dignitaries, including Aretha Franklin and Vice President Joe Biden.