Concerts Spring 2017:
Bach: St Matthew Passion
This April, in celebration of conductor Fredrick Jodry's 25th anniversary at Brown, the Brown Univesity Chorus will be joined by the Schola Cantorum of Boston, members from three treble choirs in Boston and Providence, and two orchestras of period instruments to perform Bach's St Matthew Passion. Three of the aria singers are Brown chorus alumns, and the part of the Evangelist will be sung by Simon Wall, who comes from Westminster Abbey to perform with us.
The concert is on Friday, April 7th at 7:30 PM at Providence's Grace Church, 175 Mathewson St.
The annual performance of the Holy Week Passion music on Good Friday was one of the musical highlights of the Leipzig church year, for on this day, concerted music was only presented in one of the four churches for which Bach was responsible. The Matthew Passion for three choirs and two orchestras is Bach’s most dramatic and complex score – startling and arresting choruses contrasting with sublime solo arias.
Selections from the Tour Repertoire
Fredrick Jodry conducts the Brown University Chorus for our annual May concert, this year with selections from our program for Croatia. This June, the Chorus will be traveling to Croatia to continue a rich tradition of cross-continental performance. If you are interested in helping the Chorus, please visit Brown's donation page and search for the Chorus.
Check the music page for audio from our previous concerts.
Having fun at Roger Williams Park
At the University of Habana in Spring 2015
The Brown University Chorus, 55 dedicated singers drawn from all concentrations within the University, is one of the oldest groups on campus. As
well as performing regularly in Providence and New England, the choir has earned an international reputation over the past 30 years for the quality
of its performances and most recently returned from a 2015 concert tour of Cuba, adding to their already impressive legacy as
university ambassadors. Previous tours include a 2009 concert tour of Vienna and Prague, 2006 tour of Argentina and Uruguay, a 2004 tour of Russia and Finland, a 2002 tour of Costa Rica,
and a 1999 tour of Italy. The chorus also enjoyed a 1996 journey through Iberia, a 1993 concert tour of the Mediterranean, with performances in
Greece, Israel and Egypt, a three-week concert tour of the USSR and Scandinavia in 1990, and a four-week concert tour of the Pacific Rim, featuring
concerts in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. In 1979, the Chorus was the first American collegiate performing group to tour China, while in
1976 the group spent one month in India at the invitation of the Indian Government, presenting concerts for Prime Minister Indira Ghandi and Mother
The mission of the Brown University Chorus is to perform contextually appropriate choral works with vocal excellence to provide participants,
performers and audience alike, with a platform for discourse, discovery, enlightenment and innovation.