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Concert Choir - MUSC 260
The University of North Dakota Concert Choir is a nationally recognized choral ensemble consisting of the most talented vocalists at the University of North Dakota. Its repertoire includes music from the last six centuries, from many nations, and in a variety of languages. The choir's thorough preparation, concentrated discipline, commitment, and careful coaching result in performances of the highest caliber.
MWF, 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm; TTH, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm; Dr. Joshua Bronfman
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Varsity Bards: Men's Chorus - MUSC 263
The Varsity Bards Men's Chorus has been a familiar tradition at the University and around the state since since 1952. The Bards perform a variety of light and popular works, including the popular UND school songs, traditionally joined by Bards alumni from the audience. They have appeared at state, regional, and national conventions, and tour regionally. A small men's ensemble, Goliards, is chosen from within the Bards. A short, stress-free audition is held during the first rehearsal to determine voice type and quality.
TTH, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm; Dr. Joshua Bronfman
Allegro: Women's Chorus - MUSC 264
Allegro performs a wide range of repertoire for women's voices. Allegro and the Varsity Bards perform joint concerts. Allegro has performed at state and regional choral director's conventions, and regularly tours throughout the region. A small women's ensemble, Vivo, is chosen from within the ensemble. Membership traditionally is from many majors across campus. A short stress-free interview is held during the first three days of classes to determine voice type and quality.
MWF, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm; Melanie Popejoy
The UND Varsity Gentlemen is a student lead, male a cappella choir that sings a wide variety of great music around the university, the local community, and the state. The group uses their musical talents not just to learn and perform music, but also to raise money for worthy charitable causes. Most recently, the group has been fundraising and preparing to make a trip to Fargo to present the Roger Maris Cancer Center with a donation and a performance for the children of the pediatric oncology department. Though the group is a musical ensemble, it is also student organization and is thus completely student led and motivated.
Auditions for the group are usually held within the first two weeks of school. Members of the Bards and Concert are specifically invited to audition, although one doesn't need to be in a UND ensemble to make it into the group. Notices concerning the auditions will be posted in the music building as well as around campus and on our facebook page. Rehearsals typically occur twice a week, (usually one weeknight and one Sunday evening, depending on member's availability), and represent about three hours of commitment per week. Beyond rehearsals, participation in the group involves some degree of leadership (helping to plan group events) and attending performances.