Choirs

The Wake Forest Concert Choir (MUS115) presents choral programs on campus each semester, sings in the Winston-Salem area, and travels internationally every several years. The 50-member mixed ensemble has given concerts in Austria, Italy, Ireland, and Spain, and sings in the traditional Moravian Lovefeast held in Wait Chapel each December, the largest service of its kind in the country. The singers represent the finest vocal and musical talent on campus and major in music as well as other academic subjects.

The Concert Choir sings the significant choral literature from plainchant to recently composed works and joins with the other Music Department choral ensembles in presenting major choral works with soloists and orchestra.  Their CD recording of Minnesota composer Jeffrey Van’s A Procession Winding Around Me is available at www.centaurrecords.com.

The Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble (MUS114) is a select chorus of 16 singers that that performs with the Collegium Musicum Instrumental Ensemble to present concerts concentrating on a specific composer or national style from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of music history.  The ensemble sings in English, Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish in order to present this important repertoire to our audiences.  As well, Collegium Vocal Ensemble provides selections by more recent composers for campus concerts with the Concert Choir.

The Wake Forest Chamber Choir (MUS124F) performs in Brendle Recital Hall with the large choral ensembles, for administrative functions on campus, and in the Winston-Salem community for high school audiences.  The repertoire is chosen from classical choral genres, vocal jazz, and contemporary a cappella to be entertaining to our audiences.

For more information about the choir program at Wake Forest, contact Brian Gorelick, Director of Choral Ensembles (gorelick@wfu.edu).