Morningside Symphonic Chorus


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The Spring 2024 program will feature the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes and a new work by Nancy Hill Cobb.

The Morningside Symphonic Chorus (previously known as the Master Chorale) is a community choir open to anyone who wants to sing in a choral ensemble and perform incredible works of music by new and historic composers. The chorus will have section leaders and study aids available to assist with learning the music.

All are welcome to sing in the chorus, which will include new members, Morningside University students, local music educators and musicians, and former Master Chorale members. You do not need to be affiliated with Morningside or have an extensive musical background to be part of the choir – the Morningside Symphonic Chorus is for any Siouxlander who wants to learn and share music with our community.

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Rehearsals are 7 to 9 PM on Tuesday evenings in the Eppley Auditorium building.

  • Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 PM in the Eppley Auditorium building, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
  • Spring 2024 rehearsals begin January 30th.
  • Dress rehearsal Friday, April 12th.
  • Concert Saturday, April 13th.
  • Encore performance Friday, April 19th. 
Symphonic Chorus


Joshua Nannestad

Joshua Nannestad

Associate Professor

I love teaching music. My position at Morningside gives me the great privilege of guiding, shaping, and assisting music education majors on their path to becoming performers and teachers.

Joshua’s Profile


The Morningside Symphonic Chorus is a masterworks chorus. Our repertoire is often performed in collaboration with orchestra and soloists. Some of the music will be from living composers creating music in the modern-day and much of the music performed by the chorus will be from composers throughout history such as Handel, Verdi, and Mozart. 

Recent performances have included

  •  Carl Orff Carmina Burana
  • Gustav Mahler Resurrection Symphony
  • Te Deum settings of Henry Purcell, Michael Haydn, and David van Kampen
  • Maurice Durufle Requiem

The Spring 2024 program will feature the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes and a new work by Nancy Hill Cobb.

The Morningside Symphonic Chorus will not perform at Christmas at Morningside. 

Members interested in being involved in Christmas at Morningside can sing in the combined choir with the University students or attend the concert to support Morningside’s music program.



The Morningside University School of Visual and Performing Arts provides immersive opportunities for Morningside students and the Siouxland community to experience the power of music and the fine arts. All Morningside students, regardless of major, can audition and perform in ensembles and productions.

Christmas At Morningside 2022 Performance