Choral Ensemble: MUSC 115, 215, 315, 415/1.5 units
Director - Darrell Christie
The Queen’s University Choral Ensemble is open to the entire Queen’s Community.
This mixed voice, large ensemble, conducted by Darrell Christie, rehearses throughout the year (September to April) performing several public concerts annually. The ensemble has had the opportunity to sing regularly with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, Queen’s Symphony Orchestra, and last year had the chance to participate in a workshop with the Canadian Chamber Choir. Previous significant works performed have included Faure’s Requiem, Orff’s, Carmina Burana, and Jenkins’ The Armed Man. The ensemble also focuses on contemporary and Canadian works, performing repertoire by Lauridsen, Rutter, Whitacre, and Runestad, to name a few. The ensemble regularly performs at Queen’s University Remembrance Day Services and has also presented music at important Queen’s events, such as the installation of our Principle and Chancellor.
Audition Information for 2023/2024
Admission to the ensemble is by audition – however, this audition is used mostly to ensure correct placement into voice sections, and all are encouraged to apply, regardless of formal singing experience.
Students are asked to submit a short video (1-2 minutes), performing an unaccompanied song of their choice that demonstrates their ability to sing in a choral style. Examples of suitable songs include classical songs, folk songs, pop songs, or choral repertoire.