The Drew University Chorale (MUS 215) is the Music Department’s advanced chamber choir. With careful attention to artistic balance, the members of Chorale are selected by audition and expected to tackle a wide variety of styles, languages, and techniques. The repertoire of the Drew Chorale has traditionally spanned works from the Medieval period into the 21st century. Chorale membership is reserved for students who demonstrate music-reading ability, experience singing in advanced choral ensembles, and the likelihood of thriving in a small, chamber choir environment. Chorale members also serve as section leaders in the Choral Union (MUS 110). Chorale rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:30p.m., as well as with Choral Union on Mondays, 7:00-9:30p.m.

In addition to performances throughout the academic year, students in Chorale are expected to remain on campus for an additional week after the conclusion of each spring semester (housing provided if needed) to perform in Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies and participate in end-of-year touring activities.

For more information on becoming a member of the Chorale, contact Dr. Jason Bishop, Director of Choral & Vocal Studies, at dbishop1@drew.edu.