... is one of the six ensembles at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This choir is auditioned and is comprised of all majors throughout the university community. Concert Choir presents two main season concerts and one Midwest tour each year.
Throughout its history, Concert Choir has worked with many outstanding orchestras including the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, The San Diego Symphony Orchestra, as well as, The Philadelphia Brass. Concert Choir performs major works in union with the UW-Eau Claire Symphonic Choir and Symphony Orchestra annually. Recent works include Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms; Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn; Mass in C and Choral Fantasia by Ludwig van Beethoven; Carmina Burana by Carl Orff; and Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Concert Choir has collaborated with many prominent composers and conductors including Jackson Berkey, Jerry Blackstone, Robert DeCormier, Eph Ehly, James Fritschel, Dale Grotenhuis, Moses Hogan, Gian Carlo Menotti, Weston Noble, John Rutter, James Mulholland, Z. Randall Stroope, Ola Gjeilo, Dan Forrest, Timothy Takach, Karen Kennedy and Andrea Ramsey. In 2019, the University is pleased to host composer and conductor Mr. Stacey V. Gibbs as our artist-in-residence.
Concert Choir has traveled to Europe on eight concert tours which included appearances at the 50th and 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion in France. On the 2004 tour, Concert Choir performed for 300 World War II veterans from the United States at the Abbaye in Cerisyla-Foret. In 2006, the ensemble was presented an international award for artistic excellence and cultural exchange from the Federation of Mediterranean in Naples, Italy. In 2009 and 2013, Concert Choir performed for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Concert Choir toured Italy in 2016.
Concert Choir has released five compact discs: Sing We Merrily; 2000 European Tour; WMEA Convention; An Amazing Day; and Take Up The Song.
Concert Choir meets:
M, W, F: 12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m.
T, R: 12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m.
For more information about this ensemble or to schedule an audition, please contact Dr. Frank A. Watkins.
For a full list of performances and other events for the 2018-19 season, click here.