Singers from the campus and community are invited to join the Southeastern Louisiana University Northshore Choral Society and University Chorus.

The Northshore Choral Society and University Chorus are non-auditioned ensembles of university students and community members, a news release from the university said. With more than 100 singers from majors throughout the university and a cross section of the community, these ensembles perform major works with a professional orchestra and soloists, the release said.

Past repertoires have included such works as “Mozart’s Requiem” and “Mass in C minor,” Fauré’s “Requiem,” Schubert’s “Mass in G” and Bernstein’s “Chicester Psalms,” in addition to many other masterworks, the release said.

“The choirs allow members to experience diverse music as a group at very high standards and to use this music as a vehicle of our expression. Anyone who loves to sing should join us,” said Alissa Mercurio Rowe, director of Choral Activities.

“Rehearsals are fun, invigorating and educational.”

Rehearsals are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the choir room of the Pottle Music Building Annex on Southeastern’s campus. The ensemble meets each Tuesday night during the semester from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Rowe said the groups will perform Carl Orff’s monumental “Carmina Burana” at their annual spring concert, set for 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

“This fantastic work has achieved rock-star status the world over,” said Kenneth Boulton, interim head of Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

For information about the University Chorus and Northshore Choral Society, contact Rowe at (985) 549-2334 or

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