Choral Music Intensive.


Choral Music Intensive

The Choral Music Intensive (CMI, MUS 360) program at Drew offers an immersive choral experience, over the period of 4-6 weeks, in which professional and student vocalists collaborate in the preparation and performance of a rigorous program of choral repertoire. Previous CMI programs are archived below.  This ensemble requires advanced music reading skills and familiarity with singing in foreign languages.

The program and ensemble are under the direction of Dr. Matthew Webb, Director of Choral & Vocal Studies at Drew University.  To arrange an audition for participation in the Choral Music Intensive, contact Dr. Webb at


Past CMI Programs

 Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (“Vespers”), Op. 37

Music for Women’s Chorus
G.P. da Palestrina, Ahi, che quest’occhi miei
Claudio Monteverdi, Qual si può dir maggiore and Raggi dov’è’l mio bene
Michael Haydn, Dixit Dominus
Pavel Chesnokov, Dostóyno yest
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Through the House Give Glimmering Light
Matthew Harris, Object Lesson
Franz Schubert/arr. Bishop, Die Forelle
Franz Schubert/arr. Bishop, Gretchen am Spinnrade
Dolores Keane & John Faulkner, Mouth Music

Music for Men’s Chorus
Claudin de Sermisy, Languir me fais
Felix Mendelssohn, Beati mortui
Pavel Chesnokov, Spaséñiye sodélal
György Orbán, Daemon Irrepit Callidus
Matthew Harris, Love Songs
Franz Schubert, Der Gondelfahrer
Robert Schumann/arr. Bishop, Der Nussbaum
André Thomas, Swing Down Chariot

Music for Combined Choruses
arr. Shawn Kirchner, Unclouded Day

Johannes Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem

William Cornysh, Ah Robin, Gentle Robin
Orlando Gibbons, What Is Our Life?
Henry Purcell, Hear My Prayer, O Lord
Felix Mendelssohn, Lift Thine Eyes
Charles V. StanfordThe Blue Bird
Benjamin Britten, Hymn to St. Cecilia
Lowell Mason (arr. Forrest), Nearer, My God, To Thee
Edward MacDowell, Barcarole, Op. 44
Irving Fine, Father William
Aaron Copland, Long Time Ago

Claude Debussy, “Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder!” from Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans
Benjamin Britten, “The Evening Primrose” from Five Flower Songs
Samuel Barber, Reincarnations
Igor Stravinsky, Ave Maria
Henryk Górecki, Totus Tuus
Arvo Pärt, Magnificat
Josquin des Prez, El Grillo
Joseph Haydn, Die Harmonie in der Ehe Die Beredsamkeit
William Dawson, Soon-Ah Will Be Done

Edward Elgar, Serenade (Op. 73, No. 2)
Olivier Messiaen, O Sacrum Convivium
Francis Poulenc, Un Soir de Neige
arr. Jester Hairston, Hold On!
Samuel Barber, Agnus Dei
Libby Larsen, Alleluia
Eric Whitacre, Water Night
Dominick DiOrio, Awake Her Not
Victor Paranjoti, Dravidian Dithyramb