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Performing Ensembles at Concordia

Choral Ensembles:

Christus Chorus performs major choral works and tours nationally (and internationally every four years). Past tours have been to Ghana (2008), Germany/Czech Republic (2004), Poland (2000), and throughout the United States and Canada. The Group has performed for regional and state music educator conventions, national church gatherings, and with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Jubilate Choir performs in campus chapel services, the annual Fine and Performing Arts Christmas Concert, music department programs and in a spring vespers service.

Chamber Choir is a select mixed ensemble specializing in sacred art and popular music.

Vox 9 is Concordia's select vocal jazz ensemble, open by audition to upper class students who are also enrolled in private voice lessons.

Shades of Harmony Gospel Choir sings new arrangements of gospel, contemporary, and global vocal music and is made up of students, staff and community members.

Opera Workshop offers students the opportunity to learn and perform an operatic scene in the workshop setting during the spring semester.  Opera Workshop members are sophomore level and up and currently studying voice.

Instrumental Ensembles: 

Concert Band is a wind and percussion ensemble that performs high quality concert band literature in concerts on and off campus.

Jazz Band and Jazz Combo perform jazz, Dixie-land, fusion literature for concerts on and off campus.

Chapel Band is a group of singers and instrumentalists that lead contemporary and global music in Concordia's chapel services.

Chamber String Ensemble performs standard chamber orchestra and string trio/quartet/quintet literature.

Handbell Ensemble plays the highest level of handbell literature for concerts on and off campus.

Beginning Handbells is for students that wish to learn the handbell performance technique.

Percussion Ensemble is open to any students who wish to learn to play a variety of percussion instruments.

Woodwind Ensemble is a small ensemble for advanced players, focussing on woodwind trios, quartets, quintets, and sextets.

Flute Ensemble is open to students in the flute studio.

Brass Ensemble is a quartet or quintet of advanced players of standard brass ensemble literature.

Guitar Ensemble plays popular and classical arrangements for guitars.

Christmas Concert Orchestra consists of students, faculty, staff, and guests, playing major works with the massed choirs.

Musical Theatre Orchestra is a pit orchestra for the annual theatre department musical.