The Missouri Southern Concert Chorale is the largest choral, performing ensemble on campus. This lightly auditioned choir is made up of both majors and non-majors that demonstrate a love for choral music and have a willingness to strive for continued improvement of choral techniques and vocal skills. The Concert Chorale performs in concerts several times each semester with a repertoire that ranges from classical works to gospel and contemporary literature. For information on how you can become involved, contact Dr. David Sharlow.
The Missouri Southern Chamber Singers is a supreme ensemble that is chosen for their musicality and purity of vocal quality. This vocally mature, select singers perform extensively throughout the four-state area demonstrating a refined sensitivity of the blending of music and text. This unique ensemble sound won them the opportunity to be the sole representative of the State of Missouri at the Austrian, Strauss Festival, in May 1999. In addition to many concert appearances, the Chamber Singers presents a Madrigal Dinner in the spring of each year. Auditions are open to both music majors and non-majors. For information, contact Dr. David Sharlow.
Jazz Unlimited is an exciting jazz choir that is a delight for both the ears and eyes. The skillful combination of dance and the singing of tight, intricate harmonies are displayed by this highly sought after performing ensemble. This ensemble is chosen upon their out-going personalities, ability to dance, sing, and "sell" a song. Auditions are open to both music majors and non-majors. Contact Dr. David Sharlow for more information.
The Choral Society had its first rehearsal in the spring of 1980. The idea for the ensemble came from its permanent conductor Dr. Al Carnine. He realized that there were no vocal ensembles available in the area for adults desiring to sing in a secularly-oriented non-professional mixed choir. Presently the number of singers averages fifty with the national average for community choruses in the thirties. The choir performs three different repertoires each year covering the Christmas season, late spring, and summer. A wide variety of literature is covered including both sacred and secular selections ranging from classical to Broadway.