Fall Quarter News & Info
The UCI Choirs have enjoyed outstanding success. Twenty-two concert tours have taken the UCI Choirs to festivals and competitions in Europe and Asia. Seventy-five percent of our singers are non-music majors. UCI singers and choirs have won prizes at the International Eisteddfod in Wales (four times), the Koorfest in Holland, World Choir Games in China and at the Béla Bartók International Choral Competition in Hungary (three times). Come and SING with our accomplished ensembles.
SING! Audition/interviews will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 21, 22 during Welcome Week. Attend our OPEN REHEARSAL at noon Tuesday in Winifred Smith Hall in the School of the Arts. A placement audition to check range, voice quality and reading ability as well as a short unaccompanied solo will help us place you. Auditions will take place in 109 Music and Media Building (#726). Call the Music Office 949.824-6615 to make an appointment.
On Tuesday/Thursday the select CHAMBER CHOIRS meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. On Tuesday evenings, 7-9:50 p.m., the UNIVERSITY CHORUS meets. Singers should have at least two years of ensemble experience or several years of instrumental training. Several A Cappella groups also include choir singers.
ABRAHAM and ISSAC. September 29, 30, October 1, 2, Claire Trevor Theater, 8 p.m.
TRIBUTE TO M. T. RAWLINS. November 12, IBT, 8 p.m.
UCI CHOIRS ALUMNI WEEKEND. November 12, 13, 14.
MESSIAH SING. November 30, HIB 100, 7:30 p.m.
UCI choirs win prestigious international honors
The Men in Blaque won a World Choir Games First Place Trophy and three Gold Medals in Shaoxing, China in July. Over 25,000 competitors from 80 countries participated in the world's largest choral competition.
UC Irvine choral ensembles, under the direction of music professor Joseph Huszti, won top awards at the 2008 International Eisteddfod competition in Llangollen, Wales, one of the world’s most prestigious choral competitions. Dozens of choral groups participated from universities and music conservatories representing 34 countries.
For more info, read the full press release here.