The Choirs at The College of New Jersey are composed of undergraduate students from both music and other majors across the campus and maintain a rigorous performance schedule during the academic year. Each ensemble performs repertoire both on an off campus that spans from the Renaissance to contemporary works. The College Choir is the classic American college choir and sings at both campus events and on the concert stage. The auditioned Women’s Ensemble focuses on challenging treble repertoire. The Chorale is the premier choral ensemble at the College and represents TCNJ at events on and off campus and has toured throughout the United States, eastern Canada and England. This 35 voiced auditioned ensemble was praised in 2012 by Harry Rolnick of ConcertoNet.com as “excellent” with “superlative voices,” and “entirely in control” by Michael Miller of New York Arts. In addition to its regular concerts on campus and in New Jersey over the past year, the Chorale has performed twice on the Great Music at St. Bart’s concert series at St. Bartholomew’s, New York and will perform for the fifth time at Lincoln Center in the spring 2016. In 2012, the Chorale commissioned its first work, Poet of the Body and The Soul by Andrea Clearfield for mixed chorus and piano. They have recorded new works by New Jersey composer Robert S. Cohen that can be found on Santa Barbara Press and performed with Magnificat, Argento Ensemble, the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (formerly the New York City Opera Orchestra) and Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach).
The ensemble rehearses and performs a variety of accompanied and unaccompanied, sacred and secular choral literature. Open to all students through approval by the director.
MUS 130 (Non-Majors: MUS 170)
The ensemble rehearses and performs a variety of accompanied and unaccompanied, sacred and secular choral literature. Open to all women students through successful audition by the director.
MUS 131 (Non-Majors: MUS 171)
The course is designed for the musically advanced choral student. The ensemble rehearses and performs a variety of accompanied and unaccompanied, sacred and secular choral literature. Open to all students through successful audition by the director.
MUS 135 (Non-Majors: MUS 175)