The UCR Chamber Singers, conducted by Ruth Charloff, is a mixed chorus of about 30 members, performing a cappella and accompanied music spanning six centuries.
Our programs feature composers as wide-ranging as Fauré, Bartók, Schütz, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Pärt, Holst, Rautavaara, Whitacre, Paulus, Ginastera, Biebl, Copland, Handel, Ligeti, Piazzolla, Shatin, Bach, Brahms, Hildegard of Bingen, Runestad, Gjeilo, and many others, as well as madrigals, spirituals, shape note songs, carols, jazz and pop songs. Our special annual Valentines concert showcases our talented singers in solos and duos.
We frequently collaborate with orchestra for major works such as the Mozart, Fauré and Cherubini Requiems, masses by Stravinsky, Haydn and Schubert, Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem, Vivaldi's Gloria, and Harrison’s La Koro Sutro.
Chamber Singers is MUS 163, and rehearses 11:00-12:20 on Tuesday and Thursday. Our singers include students from any major, as well as community members and faculty. Choral/vocal background and music reading are required. Auditions take place in September during the week preceding the beginning of classes, and by appointment at other times. We welcome new members in September and January; more rarely in April. Please contact Dr. Charloff for more information.
To request an audition, please contact:
Ruth Charloff, D.M.A.
Office: ARTS 164
Phone: (951) 827-5412