The University Choir at Concordia University Texas is an auditioned ensemble of approximately thirty to forty singers, performing a wide range of literature from chant to modern music with a distinct blend of artistry and ministry. The Choir performs several major concerts each semester, notably our traditional Lessons and Carols concert and the Choir's own Fall and Spring concerts, which generally involve a blend of choral masterworks and smaller gems of the repertoire, sometimes with student instrumental ensembles or professional orchestras.
The Choir is in its sixth performing season under the direction of Prof. Joshua Chai. Under Prof. Chai, the choir has toured internationally twice, and performed around the country for churches, schools, and concerts.
Membership in the University Choir is open to all students regardless of major, MUS 1124. Auditions are required and occur at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester; please contact Prof. Chai for more information.
The Concordia Singers is a community choir that performs twice yearly with the choral department at CTX. Comprised of CTX faculty and staff, community members, local musicians and church vocalists, the Concordia Singers generally performs in larger-scale concerts, particularly those with full orchestra involving choral masterworks.
The Concordia Singers rehearses on Monday night, 7-9:30pm on campus in room B-227.
For more information, please contact Prof. Chai.
Performance Calendar 2014-2015
Oct. 23 @ 7:00 PM
Inauguration Concert - Haydn: Mass in D minor "Nelson Mass"
In celebration of our new university Chief Executive, Dr. Donald Christian,
we present a festival concert featuring Haydn's Mass as well as
other choral favorites (look for Dr. Christian at the piano!).
Julia Engel, soprano ? Alissa Anderson, mezzo-soprano
Bryan Joyce, tenor ? Gil Zilkha, bass
University Choir and Concordia Singers
Joshua Chai, director
Oct. 29 @ 7:00 PM
Solo and choral favorites for the season!
(Black Box Theater/Bldg B)
Nov. 16 @ 3:00 PM
Fall Concert: Shelter in the Time of Storm
Choral music, anthems, hymnody, poetry, and
other artistry about the steadfastness of God
in the chaos of the world.
Dec. 14 @ 3:00 PM
Christmas at Concordia : John Rutter's Gloria
University Choir, Concordia Singers and Festival Orchestra
Hope Presbyterian Church
Dec. 17 @ 7:00 PM
Christmas at Concordia : Service of Lessons and Carols
Featuring internationally-recognized artist-in-residence
Joseph Martin, piano
February 13 @ 7:00 PM
An Evening For Valentines
An evening of choral, ensemble, and solo performances in a
variety of musical styles and genres. Featuring a special
performance of scenes from Menotti's The Telephone and
W.A. Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne, and our usual mix of
everything from Renaissance madrigals, classical favorites,
musical theater... and good desserts.
(Black Box Theater - Building B)
April 12 @ 3:00 PM
Choral Masterworks: Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
The monumental Ein deutsches Requiem is a celebration of
the human response to death in the face of eternity - a heart-
wrenching and ultimately triumphant Biblical and musical
exploration of grief, loss, and joy.
The University Choir ? The Concordia Singers ? Festival Orchestra
Joshua Chai, conductor
at Austin Baptist Church (7016 Ribelin Ranch Dr, Austin, TX 78750)