Music Department

Performance

Concert Choir

Dr. William Cutter, Music Director

MIT Concert Choir (21M.401), a large choral group, is open by audition to both graduate and undergraduate students, and to members of the MIT community. The Concert Choir is a social, academic and musical ensemble in which students learn and perform large, major works from the standard repertoire, as well as selected shorter and lesser-known pieces.

The Concert Choir is designed to serve the beginner as well as the experienced choral singer. Basic vocal technique, diction, and music reading skills are a part of every rehearsal. Rehearsals culminate in a public performance each semester that is often accompanied by a professional orchestra and soloists. When appropriate, student soloists are also featured.

The Concert Choir has appeared with the Boston Pops under the direction of Keith Lockhart and is a frequent collaborator with the MIT Symphony, and the MIT Wind Ensemble. In recent years, the choir has toured Switzerland, Budapest, and Vienna and has participated in musical exchanges with the Brown University Chorus, The Tufts University Chorus and the Brandeis University Chorus. This ensemble has also premiered new works of MIT faculty composers.

Rehearsals

Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 9:30pm in Rm. 26-100

Audition Requirements

Interested singers should attend the first rehearsal of the semester (the Wednesday after registration day) in order to be considered for membership in the choir. It is during this first meeting that singers will be evaluated on their musical abilities. The material used for the auditions is typically an excerpt of the repertoire which will be performed at the end of the semester. Auditionees will rehearse this excerpt for the first thirty minutes and then separated into octets to demonstrate musical comprehension of the same excerpt.

Listen

MIT Concert Choir, William Cutter, Director
Franz Joseph Haydn, Mass in Bb, Gloria from Theresienmesse

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MIT Concert Choir

 

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The Concert Choir is committed to excellence, and our fantastic director manages to inspire us to sing our best while keeping a very enjoyable atmosphere..”

Joshua Hester ’11