Choirs at Gustavus

 
The Gustavus Choir
Gregory Aune, conductor

The Gustavus Choir draws its repertoire from the fine choral compositions of the past and from contemporary literature. The 70-member ensemble performs an annual concert tour, in Christmas in Christ Chapel, a spring choral concert, services in Christ Chapel, and for other special college events. The Gustavus Choir's most recent international tours include the Music Capitols of Europe (January 2018), The British Isles (2014), Italy (2010), South Africa (2006). Choir membership is by audition. Rehearsals are Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 5:40 PM.

Learn more about the Gustavus Choir.

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The Choir of Christ Chapel

Brandon Dean, conductor

Chapel Choir

For fifty years, Christ Chapel has been a center for faith exploration, lively intellectual discourse, and vivid music expression on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The Choir of Christ Chapel, a 100-voice mixed ensemble in an active and highly integrated choral program, performs fine choral repertoire selected specifically to complement the various liturgies celebrated on campus, including Christmas in Christ Chapel, and other major choral events on campus. While students in the choir represent a variety of academic majors and life interests, they share a common passion for choral singing.

Under the direction of Dr. Brandon Dean, the choir has been invited to perform multiple times at the Minnesota Music Educator’s Association Midwinter Clinic, performed for the King and Queen of Sweden, and collaborated with internationally renowned choreographer Stephen Koplowitz to present a site-specific performance in celebration of the Sesquicentennial anniversary of the College. 

During the 2018-19 academic year, the Choir of Christ Chapel will participate in the national television broadcast of Christmas in Christ Chapel (December) and collaborate with the Gustavus Choir and the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Brahms' Requiem (May).

Choir membership is by audition. Rehearsals are Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.

If you are interested in singing in the Choir of Christ Chapel, please contact Dr. Dean at bdean@gustavus.edu

The Choir of Christ Chapel performing Sanctus and Kyrie from David Fanshawe's "African Sanctus" on the national television broadcast of Christmas in Christ Chapel 2016:

 
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The St. Lucia Singers

Brandon Dean, conductor

Lucia Singers

The St. Lucia Singers is a 70-voice women's choir that performs distinct choral repertoire from across all historical periods. The choir maintains an active performance schedule, including participation in the annual production of Christmas in Christ Chapel, the Family Weekend worship service, an annual spring concert, and various liturgical services on campus.

The choir is named for St. Lucia, one of the earliest Christian martyrs, who was killed by the Romans in 304 because of her religious beliefs. The choir provides music for the annual St. Lucia Festival on campus, which honors the personal virtues of St. Lucia.

Choir membership is by audition. Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:20 PM.

If you are interested in singing in the Lucia Singers, please contact Dr. Dean at bdean@gustavus.edu.

The Lucia Singers performing Cradle Hymn by Kim Andre Arneson on the national television broadcast of Christmas in Christ Chapel 2016:

 
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