Ensembles

The EKU Choirs offer a variety of singing opportunities for both music majors and non-majors. The choirs sing a wide range of repertoire from various styles and time periods. In recent years, EKU choral students have appeared at Carnegie Hall (2013), completed an eight-day tour of Ireland (2015), performed at the KMEA state conference in Louisville (2016), and toured West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington, DC (2017). Students with experience singing in high school, college, community, or church choral programs are encouraged to participate in the choirs at EKU regardless of academic major. 

ENSEMBLES:
CHAMBER SINGERS
Chamber Singers is a highly select ensemble of 12 voices dedicated to the highest standards of preparation and performance. They perform several times throughout the school year, both on campus and around the region. Membership is by audition.
Rehearsals: Mon/Wed, 3:30-4:25 PM
MUS 224/424/824

CONCERT CHOIR
Concert Choir is a large mixed chorus open to all singers. Comprised of students from a variety of academic majors across campus, this choir places an emphasis on developing sight reading and performance skills while providing a challenging and satisfying musical experience.
Rehearsals: Mon/Wed/Fri, 12:20-1:10 PM
MUS 225/425/825

UNIVERSITY SINGERS
University Singers is the premier choral ensemble at EKU. This 36-voice choir presents several major concerts throughout the year and frequently performs with the Lexington Philharmonic. Membership is by audition.
Rehearsals: Mon/Wed, 2:30-3:20 PM and Tue/Thu, 2:00-3:15 PM
MUS 226/426/826

MAJOR WORKS (since 2011)
Bach - Cantata 150
Bernstein - Chichester Psalms
Brahms - A German Requiem
Britten - Rejoice in the Lamb
Haydn - Kleine Orgelmesse
* Mahler- Symphony No. 2
* Orff - Carmina Burana
* Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe (Suite 2)
Rutter - Requiem
Thompson - Frostiana
* Vaughan Williams - Five Mystical Songs
Vaughan Williams - In Windsor Forest
* Verdi - Requiem

* performed with the Lexington Philharmonic and other area choirs


COMMISSIONED WORKS
Ola Gjeilo - Genesis (2013)
Andrew Miller - Prayer to St. Michael (2018)
Jake Runestad - The Winnowing (2015)
* Charles Anthony Silvestri - Each Morning She Walks (2017)
* Timothy Takach - The Longest Nights (2016)

* part of a commissioning consortium


VISITING ARTISTS
Our students have extraordinary opportunities to collaborate with world-renowned musicians:
Jeffery Ames (2012)
Marc Ashley Foster (2012)
Christopher Gabbitas (2008)
Ola Gjeilo (2013)
Jeffery Redding (2014)
Jake Runestad (2015)
Timothy Takach (2010)
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu (2016)

OTHER VOCAL OPPORTUNITIES AT EKU:

EKos
EKU Opera