Choral Music

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Choral music has been a very important part of student life at Morningside for nearly 100 years, providing students from all major academic disciplines with rich occasions for musical and personal expression. Morningside’s four choral ensembles offer exceptional performance opportunities and support a strong sense of community between students and faculty.

 The choral music program maintains a strong regional, national, and international presence through annual touring. In addition, yearly participation-based choral music scholarships are available to students from all areas of study.

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Morningside's choral programs are designed to offer you training and community within our music programs. 

Originated in 1923, The Morningside Choir is a select forty-member ensemble recognized for its excellence in regional and international choral performance. The group performs a wide array of choral repertoire and rehearses after general class hours.

 The choir performs in at least three concerts each semester, including the annual production of Christmas at Morningside, and commences a yearly regional tour each Spring Semester. Every three years, the ensemble also performs on the national and international stage. Most recently, The Morningside Choir has toured Japan (2018), Spain (2015), Italy (2012), and will tour Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic in 2021.

Cantabile is a treble choir comprised of students from all areas of study at Morningside. The ensemble is dedicated to the performance of challenging choral music and high musical artistry.

 Members perform in at least two concerts each semester, including the annual production of Christmas at Morningside, and serve as ambassadors for choral music throughout the local area. In addition, the choir frequently combines with Camerata to perform mixed choral literature each semester.

Camerata is a convivial tenor-bass ensemble with students from all areas of study and co-curricular activities, including athletics and other performing arts organizations.

The choir presents at least two concerts per semester, including the annual production of Christmas at Morningside, and represents Morningside in the community by performing at various civic and college-related events. In addition, the group frequently combines with Cantabile to perform mixed choral literature each semester.

Morningside's Lyric Theatre is open to all students, regardless of major, and offers you the option to perform or work on a musical or opera production. Recent productions include "Next to Normal," "Quilters," "Into the Woods," and our acclaimed production of "Dido and Aeneas." 

The Lyric Theatre allows you to expand your understanding and passion for the choral world, as well as improving your acting, performing, and production skills. Become involved in our newest choral creation!

Master Chorale connects Morningside with the Siouxland community. The group’s membership consists of Morningside students, faculty, and staff, as well as community musicians, who rehearse on Tuesday evenings during the academic year.

 The Master Chorale presents four performances per year, including Morningside’s annual production of Christmas at Morningside, and performs a wide range of challenging choral literature.

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