Every student with any major is welcome and encouraged to sing in the choruses at the University of New Hampshire! All ensembles are open to both music and non-music majors, undergraduate and graduate students. Choral music is a tradition that fosters community-building, cooperation, harmony and creative expression among participants of diverse backgrounds and skills, with the human voice being the common denominator. UNH Choirs provide a safe space and inclusive community, and offer the opportunity to keep music-making in your life, whether it’s your chosen career path or a just something you enjoy participating in. Singing in UNH Choirs is a great way to meet people on campus that you automatically have something in common with, and a wonderful de-stressor during your day. We invite you to join one of our three choirs on campus, and yes, you are good enough to sing in college. Join us this semester, and you can read more about each choir below!
Chamber Singers is an auditioned mixed ensemble that is open to all majors on campus. Members are held to a high standard of musicianship, preparation, vocal flexibility and commitment. Their repertoire covers a wide range of styles, from Handel to Hairston to Hagenberg, and also spans the genres of world music and folksongs. This group performs some outreach concerts in addition to four standard programs annually. Auditions are held every fall during the first week of classes, and spring if spots are available. Meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:10am-12:30pm; Bratton (M135, PCAC)
The Concert Choir is the largest mixed chorus on campus, and is open to all UNH students (both music and non-music majors). No audition is required to join. This choral ensemble performs music of all genres and time periods, and provides an inclusive and engaging community of singers who share a passion for music. Concert Choir generally performs two programs per semester, and combines with the instrumental ensembles periodically to perform joint works. Meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:10pm-5:30pm; Bratton (M135, PCAC)
The Treble Choir is open to all majors on campus who sing soprano or alto, including undergraduate and graduate students. No audition is required and all skill levels are welcome. The Treble Choir creates an inclusive community of strong, proud treble singers, performing diverse musical selections including both a cappella and accompanied works from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. Student leadership opportunities are abound in this fun and engaging ensemble, which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM in M-128. This ensemble will perform one concert per semester. The course name in the Time and Room schedule is MUSI 595 05 - Special Topics in Music Literature, Spc Top Women's Choir. 1 credit hr. Meets Tuesday, Thursday 11:10am-12:30pm; Bratton (M135, PCAC)
Vocal Arts Project
This vocal performance course explores and prepares singers for a diverse and inclusive range of vocal repertory including but not limited to opera, music theatre, jazz, folk, country, contemporary commercial music, and original songs.
View a gallery of photos from the November 2019 Vocal Arts Project entitled "Songs of a Great Nation."