The Concert Choir, Southeastern's premiere auditioned choral ensemble, is devoted to performance excellence in choral music and to providing an atmosphere which will help prepare students for the challenges of an ever-changing and highly competitive musical world. The ensemble also explores all genres of music for the chamber vocal ensemble. In fall 2004, the Concert Choir commissioned Canzoni d'amore by Theodore Morrison, a work for SSATB, two French horns and piano. The Concert Choir also performed the world premiere of Stephen Suber's His Rhythm! in 2005. The group is frequently invited to perform at ACDA and MENC conferences, tours annually, and has been heard across the United States and Europe.
The Women's Chorale is a unique and distinguished choir in which members are given the opportunity to explore music written for treble voices. The choir is dedicated to performance excellence and choral literature for premiere women's ensembles. The choir performs works selected from the traditional and contemporary literature, and sings in a variety of languages and styles. Most members of the Women's Chorale are either majors or minors in music; however, Women's Chorale auditions are open to all treble voices who desire a high quality musical experience. Recently performed repertoire includes works by Britten, Daley, Dvorak, Pergolesi, Rachmaninov and Walker.
The University Chorus is a non-auditioned ensemble comprised of both music major and non-music major university students. With approximately 50 singers typically enrolled, this ensemble regularly performs major works with professional orchestras and soloists. Past repertoire has included Mozart's Requiem and Mass in c minor, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Faure's Requiem, Orff's Carmina Burana, Schubert's Mass in G, and Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs.
The Opera/Music Theatre Workshop offers students an opportunity to perform in fully staged productions of operas and Broadway musicals. All facets of theatre, from costume and set design to acting and singing, are explored in this ensemble, which is open to all university students. Each semester a production with orchestra is presented to the public in the Columbia Theatre or other campus theater settings. Some of the works recently presented include Tartuffe, Suor Angelica, The Secret Garden, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cosi Fan Tutti, My Fair Laydy, Fiddler on the Roof, The Tender Land, Gondoliers, Die Fledermaus, The Marriage of Figaro, Patience, Summer and Smoke, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Pirates of Penzance, Putting It Together, The Music Man, Dido and Aeneas and The Sound of Music.