Andrew Larson, D.M.A., Director
The Choral Union is Stetson University's largest choir. Participation is open to students and members of the community. No audition is required, but punctuality and preparation are crucial. Rehearsals are Monday evenings and last two hours. This page provides pertinent information, including information about the Choral Union, concerts, how to join and how to make online payments.
Our singers come from many walks of life and together form a vital musical community. Our repertoire emphasizes masterworks of choral repertoire, but interspersed are small works, folk songs, American choral compositions and various other styles.
For the most current information on concerts and performances, please call the School of Music at 386-822-8950. Tickets for general admission seating will be available at the door for all DeLand concerts and online. The price for admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 non-Stetson University students; all Stetson University students, faculty and staff receive free admission with their university ID.
Spring Concert: Requiem by John Rutter
April 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of DeLand.
The Choral Union performs Rutter's Requiem with members of the Stetson University Symphony Orchestra.
First Baptist Church
725 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32720
The Choral Union is comprised of Stetson University students and members of the community. Its primary role is to serve as the university's symphonic chorus, though octavo and a cappella works occasionally complement their repertoire. The Choral Union has performed many times with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stetson University Symphony Orchestra. Repertoire in recent years consists of important oratorio-type works, such as Poulenc's Gloria, Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky, Beethoven's Mass in C Major, the Mozart Requiem and others of Mozart's symphonic sacred works, along with settings by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Johannes Brahms. The Choral Union's most recent chorus conductors have been Duncan Couch, Alan Raines, Peter Durow and Milburn Price.
The Choral Union Spring 2016 repertoire will consist of John Rutter's Requiem, the 1986 Hinshaw printing which was licensed to Hinshaw Music by Oxford University Press. This edition has a piano reduction and all vocal parts. The University will purchase this version for each choir member, student or community member, and then each choir member will pay the University $10 for this music in the usual fashion. The Vocal scores will be available at the first rehearsal.
For more information about the Choral Union, please contact the School of Music at 386-822-8950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.