Symphonic Chorus and Concert Choir

They soared above the mighty orchestral forces assembled below and stole the show; San Francisco Classical Voice

 

The SSU Symphonic Chorus is a 60-80 member ensemble that includes SSU students (music and non-music majors), staff, faculty, and members of the community. Singers must pass an audition, and sight reading experience is required. The resident chorus of the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Symphonic Chorus performs with this prestigious organization annually. Recent collaborations include Rachmaninoff's The Bells, Prokifiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Mozart’s Requiem. Concert reviews by the San Francisco Classical Voice include the following:

-   “the choir – Sonoma State University Symphonic Chorus- was superb.  Located within the orchestra instead of in the choir loft, the choristers were fully integrated into the sonic texture, aided in no small part by their excellent diction and well-controlled dynamics.”

-   “In the ‘Agnus Dei,’ the choir showed off its precise articulation, enunciating ‘qui tollis peccata mundi’ with clarion fervor.” 

-   “They [SSU Symphonic Chorus] soared above the mighty orchestral forces assembled below and stole the show.”

 

Rehearsals: M 6-7:50pm

Location: Schroeder Hall

Contact: Dr. Jenny Bent (bentje@sonoma.edu)

Auditions: Choral Ensemble Auditions

SonoVoce (formerly Chamber Singers) is the premier choral ensemble at Sonoma State University and is a subset of the SSU Symphonic Chorus. Membership is open to SSU students, as well as community members, through audition. Singers in SonoVoce perform choral works that span the ages and represent numerous genres, styles, and cultures. The ensemble enjoys performing for a variety of campus and community events, including the annual SSU November Choral Festival. They have also been featured with The Chieftains in the Weill Hall performance series at the Green Music Center.

 

Rehearsals: M/W 6-7:50pm

Location: Schroeder Hall

Contact: Dr. Jenny Bent (bentje@sonoma.edu)

Auditions: Choral Ensemble Auditions

The SSU Concert Choir is a perfect choice for the singer who is experiencing choral music for the first time or has experience, but would like to further develop his, her, or their vocal technique and/or music reading skills. Repertoire is stylistically varied and carefully chosen to meet the musical level of the ensemble. A simple audition is required.

 

Rehearsals: M/F 1-2:15pm

Location: Schroeder Hall

Contact: Dr. Jenny Bent (bentje@sonoma.edu)

Auditions: Choral Ensemble Auditions