The Concert Choir is an integral part of the strong musical tradition of Viterbo University. The Viterbo Concert Choir has toured with the Friendship Ambassadors, was a finalist in the International Choral Competition at Tours, France, and won a second place national prize in the Johnny Mann Great American Choral Festival. They have sung with the American Symphony in Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra in Carmina Burana, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and Haydn's Creation. They have performed with the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble on Viterbo's Bright Star Season. They have toured in Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Italy. In the United States, they have toured regionally in the Midwest and nationally in the south and east. The choir is known not only for its rich sound, beautiful blend, and energized tone, but also for its challenging selection of literature and stylistic interpretation. In bringing audiences a wide range of contemporary and traditional selections, the Viterbo University Concert Choir is regarded as one of the outstanding performing ensembles in Wisconsin university music. The choir sings three concerts annually and is open to all Viterbo University students by audition. For more information, contact Brett Robison.
9th Street Singers
The 9th Street Singers is a select, small (12–18 voices) choral ensemble dedicated to performing classical, jazz, Broadway, and pop repertoire. This ensemble sings several times a year on campus and for local civic organizations. The 9th Street Singers has toured with the Concert Choir in the US and abroad. For more information, contact Brett Robison.
A women's chorus that sings a variety of choral literature, including Broadway, jazz, folk, pop, and classical. The choir sings three concerts annually and is open to all Viterbo University students by audition. For more information, contact Brett Robison.
Auditions for Concert Choir, 9th Street Singers, and Rose Chorale
- Hearings/auditions will take place the weekend before classes begin each semester.
- There is nothing you need to prepare! You will sing something familiar like “Amazing Grace” or “My County Tis of Thee/America.”
- The director will also hear your vocal range and tonal memory skills to assist in determining which voice part would be most appropriate.
- Auditions may take place over Zoom or in-person, depending on Covid-19 considerations. In-person auditions would take place in the Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center. If Zoom will be required due to Covid-19 complications, students will be contacted with a Zoom link or an email letting them know how auditions will take place. Please note: if you prefer Zoom instead of an in-person audition, please connect with Dr. Robison to let him know.
Platinum Edition combines voice, movement, and stage presence into one package. Students are also given opportunities to work with professional choreographers and a wide variety of song styles and movement. For more information, contact Nancy Allen.