Brown University Chorus: Sempre Allegro Con Brio!


Concerts Fall 2016:

Rheinberger, American Spirituals

Frederick Jodry conducts the Brown University Chorus in Rheinberger's "Cantus Missa," as well as in a variety of American Spirituals including "My Lord, What a Morning" arranged by Burleigh, "Steal Away" arranged by Dawson, "Walk Together, Children" arranged by Hogan, "Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child" arranged by Powell, and selections from Paulsson's "Spirituals" arranged for choir and soprano saxophone.

The concert is on Saturday, November 5th at 8 PM in Sayles Hall. Tickets at the door are $10 for general admission, and $3 for students.

Join us for a wonderful night exploring the music of a diverse number of Spiritual arrangers, enjoying the beautiful harmonies of Rheinberger, and more.

Lessons and Carols 100th Anniversary

Music of Hassler, Pinkham, and Rachmaninoff

Please join us for the 100th anniversary of Brown's Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 4th at 4 PM in Sayles Hall. The service will include the world premieres of commissioned pieces by Jesse Antin and James Woodman with Mark Steinbach, University Organist, and Brass Quartet. A Free-will offering will be collected for Cross Roads RI.

Handel: The Messiah (part 1)

The concert will take place at 8pm on Friday, December 9th in Sayles Hall. The Messiah will be performed with members of Community Musicworks and student vocal soloists.

Tickets are $15 at the door for general admission, and $5 for students.

Check the music page for audio from our previous concerts.

Having fun at Roger Williams Park
Having fun at Roger Williams Park


The Brown University Chorus at the University of Habana in Spring 2015

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 Teresa.

Mission Statement

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.