(Mus 114, Mus 410C, Mus 414)
Singing in a choir at UH-Manoa allows students to participate in outstanding musicmaking, share a common love of singing, and take part in a thriving musical community. Students from throughout the entire campus enjoy participating in UH choirs. With four different choirs available, there is a choir suitable for every UH student. We look forward to having you join us!
Choirs that do not require an audition include University Chorus and Hawaiian Chorus. For the ensembles that do require an audition (Concert Choir and Chamber Singers), auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. The instructor of Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and University Chorus is Dr. Miguel Felipe. All three courses are repeatable.
University Chorus ("Night Choir") (MUS 114) is open to all students and community members. The only requirement is an interest in singing and an open mind! No prior experience is necessary and there is no audition required for this ensemble. Most members of University Chorus have a major outside of music. Members will be introduced to basic singing principles and begin to explore the wonderful world of choral singing through the performance of a diverse assortment of music, from standard classical and contemporary works to music from various world cultures. University Chorus meets Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm.
Concert Choir (MUS 414) is the premier large choral ensemble at UH. Open to students throughout the university, the Concert Choir performs high quality music from a wide assortment of musical styles, from Renaissance madrigals to larger classical works to folk music from various world cultures. The Concert Choir has performed with the UH Symphony Orchestra and at E Himeni Kakou, the annual collegiate choral festival. Previous musical experience is helpful, and a brief audition is required for membership. Concert Choir meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 to 1:20 pm.
Chamber Singers (MUS 414C) is the most select choral ensemble at UH. Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble of about 24-28 singers from throughout the university. Chamber Singers has distinguished itself with performances with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra as well as the University of Hawaii Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, in Neil Blaisdell Concert Hall, at the Waikiki Shell for President Clinton, and in performances with renowned conductors Robert Shaw and Sir David Willcocks. Chamber Singers has received high acclaim for their performances of a variety of challenging and outstanding music, from Renaissance works to contemporary repertoire, works with orchestra, and folk music from around the globe. Members of Chamber Singers have previous choral experience and sight reading ability, and an audition is required to be in the ensemble. Chamber Singers meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:30 to 2:20 pm.
For another choral music course, see the listing for the Hawaiian Chorus.