Men's Chorus

The Xavier University Men's Chorus is open to male students, faculty and staff from all disciplines on campus, as well men from throughout the greater Cincinnati area. This collaborative effort seeks to bring together men that have a love of singing and a desire to work together to achieve excellence in performing the great body of repertoire for men's voices. This repertoire includes many styles with a special emphasis on the standards of male chorus literature. The XU Men's Chorus frequently collaborates with other XU ensembles as well as other men’s choruses from throughout the city and region, performing multiple concerts each semester. In March of 2016, the XU Men’s Chorus made their first appearance at the national conference of the association of Intercollegiate Male Choruses and performed for the Ohio Music Education Association’s 2017 Professional Development Conference this past February. The group opened this year’s season by performing on the Xavier Music Series with the internationally recognized male jazz group, The Four Freshmen.

Audition Information
Auditions for the Xavier University Choral Ensembles (Fall 2017) will take place on Monday August 21, Tuesday August 22, and Wednesday August 23, with additional callbacks as necessary on Thursday August 24. You may visit this link to sign up for an eight-minute audition slot: Audition Sign Up

The audition format is as follows:

For music majors: Audition will consist of vocal exercises, musicianship exercises, and sight reading. You are also required to prepare one song or aria in any language. A pianist will be provided.

For non-music majors: Audition will consist of vocal exercises, musicianship exercises, and sight reading. You MAY prepare a song or aria, but it is not required. If you choose to not prepare a song or aria, you will be provided with the lyrics for "America the Beautiful" to perform with piano accompaniment.

Audition results will be sent in an email and posted in Edgecliff Hall by the evening of Thursday August 24. Official rehearsals will begin Friday August 25 with Men's Chorus at 11am and Concert Choir at 1pm.

Please feel free to attend open rehearsals during the first week of classes. All open rehearsals will take place in Long Recital Hall, Edgecliff Hall.

*You are also invited to attend the Xavier University Big Sing on Tuesday August 22 at 7pm in Bellarmine Chapel, for a no performance casual reading of Mozart's Requiem with fellow students, members of the Xavier community and the greater Cincinnati musical community. Information about the Big Sing may be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1969045323366942

Choir Rehearsal Times

Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble: TTH 2:30-3:45p

Concert Choir: MWF 1:00-2:15pm

Women's Chorus: MW 4:30-5:45p

Men's Chorus: MWF 11:00-11:50am


Membership

New members from the greater Cincinnati area, student body, and XU faculty and staff community are accepted each semester through simple audition.


Audition Information

What to expect:

  • Vocalization to check range for voice part placement
  • Musicianship assessment

Open Rehearsal Schedule

XU Concert Choir
• Monday August 21, 1-2:15pm
• Wednesday August 23, 1-2:15pm

Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble
• Tuesday August 22, 2:30-3:45pm
• Thursday August 25, 2:30-3:45pm

XU Women's Chorus
• Wednesday August 23, 4:30-5:45pm

Contact the Director

Dr. Jason Harris

Visiting Faculty, Interim Director of Choral Activities, Music Department

  • (513) 745-2832