Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is an auditioned chorus comprising Xavier students who are both music majors and non-music majors. As the premiere ensemble in the choral department, the Concert Choir sings throughout the city and regularly tours the nation representing the university. The Concert Choir sings a range of repertoire from Renaissance music to music of living composers. The choir often performs with the orchestra in some of the finest venues in the city.

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:

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 by audition.

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