Hail to Adrian! Hail, hail to Adrian!
The Adrian College Choir recently celebrated its 150th Anniversary with Adrian College. The 100 voice SATB choir is open to all students who are interested in singing fine choral literature.
Annual concerts include the Annual High School Choral Festival, Lessons & Carols and the Spring Choral Concert. The Adrian College Choice has toured throughout Europe, China and throughout the eastern United States. In 2008, the choir performed at the music festival in Beijing and Shanghai as part of the 2008 Summer Olympics festivities. In 2010, the choir made its Carnegie Hall debut performance in New York City. Recent large choral works with Orchestra include Mozart’s Requiem with John Rutter in New York City, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Beijing Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’ts Choral Fantasie with the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, the Faure Requiem with the New England Chamber Orchestra in New York City and Karl Jenkins’ Mass for Peace with the Adrian Chamber Orchestra. The choir has invitations to perform at the Sydney Opera House in Australia and at the Paris Summer Choral festival.
Listen to some of our voices in the video below, the 2012 annual holiday celebration of Lessons and Carols.
Adrian College Chamber Choir
The chamber choir is a select ensemble of 28 singers, SATB, who perform a wide variety of choral repertoire. This ensemble regularly performs music in English, Latin, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Zulu. While the ensemble focuses primarily on octavos for choir, they often perform cantatas as well, including recent performances of Benamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, and Vivaldi’s Gloria with chamber orchestra. This ensemble is conducted by Dr. Kristen Eder.
Adrian College Women’s Choir
This is a new choral ensemble at Adrian College. Founded in 2013, this group of 60 women sings four-part SSAA choral works a cappella and with piano. The women’s choir is open to all students who are interested in singing fine choral literature. In 2013, the women’s choir performed at the Michigan ACDA Women’s Choral Festival in Big Rapids, MI. Repertoire for this ensemble is often contemporary music with languages of English and Latin.
Adrian College Men’s Choir
This is a new choral ensemble at Adrian College. Founded in 2013, this group is made up of 30 men who sing four-part TTBB choral literature. The men’s choir is open to all students interested in singing fine choral literature in the rich tradition of men’s glee clubs.
Adrian College Women’s Ensemble
This is a select group of 20 singers who meet just once a week to sing lighter, more contemporary music. This choir is open to all singers interested in singing lighter works for women’s voices. This choir often performs for college events, including the Homecoming Chapel Service as well as Baccalaureate and special campus events.
Adrian College Vocal Jazz Ensemble
This is a select group of 20 singers, STAB, who sing a variety of jazz choral works. This group is open to all students who are interested in singing vocal jazz, a cappella and accompanied.