Swarthmore College Chorus & Garnet Singers

The College Chorus rehearses.

The Swarthmore College Chorus is an auditioned, mixed ensemble composed of approximately 70 singers.  It comprises mostly students but is also open to faculty, staff, and community members. Auditions take place at the beginning of each semester.  Rehearsals are held Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30PM in Lang Concert Hall during the academic year.  The Chorus usually performs one concert at the end of each semester; past repertoire includes Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart's Missa Brevis in F (K. 192), Brahms' Liebeslieder Walzer (op. 52), Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and Schönberg's Friede auf Erden.

The Garnet Singers is a select, mixed subset of the Chorus composed of approximately 24 students.  Auditions take place at the beginning of each semester.  Rehearsals are held Wednesdays from 8:30-10:00PM in Lang Concert Hall during the academic year; membership in Chorus is necessary to audition for and sing in the Garnet Singers.  The Garnet Singers usually perform one concert at the end of each semester and focus on works more intimate than those sung by the Chorus.  Recent repertoire includes Victoria's O magnum mysterium, Isaac's Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen, Schumann's Zigeunerleben, Poulenc's Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël, and folk music from around the world.

Academic credit is available for both ensembles.  Please e-mail Professor Joseph Gregorio at jgregor5@swarthmore.edu with inquiries about Chorus or the Garnet Singers or for information about auditions.