BU Worship Choir and Choral

We believe that ensemble singing is a vital component of any vocal training program. Therefore, beginning in Fall 2020, any student enrolled in private voice lessons will be required to participate in one of Belhaven's two vocal ensembles:

  • Belhaven Chorale (by audition only) or
  • BU Worship Choir (open to all students).

Enrolled students with unavoidable schedule conflicts may petition the Chair of the Music Department for a potential exemption.

BU CHORALE (MUS-EB1)

The Chorale is the premiere choral arts ensemble at Belhaven University.  It is an auditioned group of the most advanced singers within the Departments of Music and Theater. Participants will gain experience in singing appropriately with others, and learn skills to lead a secondary or collegiate choral ensemble.

Meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Noon - 12:50 pm, 1 credit

Director: Mrs. Anna Johnson
Accompanist: Mrs. Katie Moody
Repertoire: Includes art music composed for chamber choir, as well as sacred and selected secular repertoire
Requisites: Audition Only (8-16 students to be selected) Music and Musical Theater Majors only
Presentations: The BU Chorale will present an evening concert in the Fall and Spring, sing in one weekly Chapel service per semester, perform at the request of Belhaven’s President for special events, and participate in Belhaven’s biggest annual tradition, The Singing Christmas Tree.
Audition Process:
  • Video Audition of 2 prepared pieces (or excerpts) of contrasting styles*
  • Virtual Mini-Lesson with Director via Vocallessons.com, Zoom or FaceTime
    • Vocalizing to confirm voice part and range
    • Additional singing as requested by Director

Enrolled students may use video or jury from Spring 2020.
Incoming students may use scholarship audition video from Spring 2020.

BU WORSHIP CHOIR (MUS-EC1)

This new choir premiering in Fall 2020 is a fun, non-auditioned large ensemble for all Belhaven students.

Participants should enjoy using their singing ability to worship - and lead others in worship - with contagious enthusiasm and charisma. This ensemble focuses primarily on inspirational music of the church – both traditional and contemporary, both timeless and modern.

Meets Tuesday, Thursday, 2:45 - 4:00 pm, 1 credit

Director: Dr. Doran Bugg
Accompaniment: Will vary from piano and/or guitar accompaniment to rhythm section to A Cappella
Requisites:
  • No Audition - All traditional students are welcome
  • Music Majors who are vocalists must participate in Worship Choir or BU Chorale.
  • All students enrolled in private voice lessons must participate in Worship Choir.
Performances: The BU Worship Choir will present an evening concert in the Fall and Spring, periodically lead in weekly Chapel services, and participate in Belhaven’s biggest annual tradition, The Singing Christmas Tree.

 

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