Choruses

Choral performance in church

LMU Choruses

The LMU Choruses welcome all singers to be a part of the great choral tradition at Loyola Marymount University. We are dedicated to creating music at the highest level and developing artistic singers through energetic rehearsals and exhilarating performances. There are choirs for all singers, from those who are aspiring music professionals to those of you who just love to sing!

Current singers come from ALL majors and disciplines across campus. In addition to the leadership of music majors, the choruses are filled with engineers, biologists, business majors, athletes, English majors, and more. If you like to sing, we encourage you to be a part of the musical distinction of the LMU Choruses. You can become part of this great tradition – a tradition filled with performances that have thrilled audiences both at home and abroad.

We are also currently accepting participants for a 2019 European Tour to London and Paris in June 2019. “Non-Pressure Placement Hearings” for the tour will be held August 25-29, 2018 for the Fall 2018 Semester. 

Internationally-Recognized

The ensembles have appeared in a variety of performance settings, ranging from L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, to the church of the Frari in Venice, in Rome's Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and the Sistine Chapel. In addition to Masses at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, they have also given concerts in Munich, Germany, Salzburg and Vienna, Austria, and Paris, Versailles, and Normandy, France.

How to Get Involved

Selection for the LMU Choruses is based on audition. Singers are evaluated in the areas of musicality and musicianship, vocal technique and quality, as well as potential for musical growth. Prior choral experience is preferable for the Concert Choir and required for the Women's Chorus and the Consort Singers. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required for the optimum artistic experience. The strength of the ensembles is dependent on the musical contribution of each member. Together the three choral ensembles present the annual Gala Christmas Concert and the Spring Chorale as well as regular domestic and international concert tours. 

For more information about the Choruses or to schedule an appointment, contact Mary Breden, Director of Choral Activities. The 2018-2019 Choral Placement Auditions will occur August 25-29, 2018.