The Adrian College Choir is made up of 70 singers drawn from all academic areas across the Adrian College campus. The choir has appeared in concert with Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Adrian Symphony Orchestra. Tour highlights performances include performances at New York City's Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Detroit Orchestra Hall, and Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium.
Recently, The Adrian College Choir performed in concert with internationally acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli, and had the opportunity to sing under the direction of world-renowned composer Eric Whitacre at Lincoln Center. The choir regularly travels to the East Coast and has toured Europe, China, and nationally.
The Adrian College Choir with Andrea Bocelli at the Joe Louis Arena, Detroit - soldout audience of 15,000.
Annual choral concerts include the Adrian College Choral Festival, Fall Concert, Lessons & Carols and two concerts in the Spring semester. In 2010, the choir made its Carnegie Hall debut in New York City. Recent large choral works with Orchestra include Mozart’s Requiem with John Rutter conducting, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Beijing Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s 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 the 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.
The chamber choir is a select ensemble of 28 - 32 singers, SATB, who perform a wide variety of choral repertoire. This ensemble regularly performs music in English, Latin, German, French, Spanish (and sometimes Russian, Chinese and Zulu). While the ensemble focuses primarily on octavos for choir, they often perform cantatas as well, including recent performances of Bach Cantatas 60 and 121, Benamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, and Vivaldi’s Gloria with chamber orchestra.
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