Conductor: Dr. Janet Youngdahl
The U of L Singers are an auditioned mixed chamber choir that includes music majors and talented non-majors across campus. The choir was begun by Emeritus Professor George Evelyn in 1982, and has enjoyed many years of success. The choir performs in a wide variety of styles, and has premiered several works by Canadian composers including Ruth Watson Henderson, Dean Blair, David Squires, and Lydia Adams. The group has performed as invited guests at the national conferences of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors, the Alberta Music Conference, and has been a finalist in the CBC Amateur Choir competition on several occasions. In spring 2002, the Singers competed at the Cork International Music Festival in Cork, Ireland.
Dr. Youngdahl is thrilled to be conducting this ensemble and hopes to involve the choir in some on-going research into the performance of early polyphony and chant.
*Fall 2020. This will be an unusual and amazing year for U of L Singers! We will use technology to help bring our voices together and will have more opportunities for developing our individual sounds. We will overcome challenges, hurdle the obstacles and make beautiful music together despite the unique circumstances. At this point, all rehearsals will be online, and performances will be virtual.
Repertoire for Fall 2020:
Ola Gjeilo: Ecce Novum
Mark Miller: I Believe
Elaine Hagenberg: The Blue Ridge
Miriam Sonstenes: I am Leaving
Counting Music by Chris Lawry
To Sit and Dream by Rosephanye Powell
Freddy Mercury, arr. Mark Brymer: Bohemian Rhapsody
Placement auditions are Thursday September 10 between 4:30 and 6:15. New members will be sent a pre-assigned time communicated by email. Returning members do not need to audition unless they wish to change sections.
Rehearsal Times & Location
Rehearsal times are Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 6:20 pm. Zoom invites will be sent to enrolled students. If you wish to join, please enrol in MUSE 1550A, and contact Dr. Janet Youngdahl through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first full Singers rehearsal will begin on Tuesday, September 15th at 4:30, students will be sent a Zoom invite.