Chamber Singers

UCR Chamber Singers

The UCR Chamber Singers, conducted by Ruth Charloff, is a mixed chorus of about 30 members. Our lively programs explore a cappella and accompanied music spanning six centuries and many styles.  

We have drawn both from the canon and from far off the beaten path.  In recent programs we’ve explored music from Arabic, Chinese, Yiddish, Latin American, and Baltic cultures, African-American civil rights songs and spirituals, and composers as wide-ranging as Fauré, Bartók, Schütz, Diemer, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Barnwell, Pärt, Tormis, Holst, Shatin, Whitacre, Paulus, Copland, Mozart, Handel, Ligeti, Piazzolla, Bach, Brahms, Runestad, Gjeilo, Matthew Harris, Hildegard of Bingen, and many others--as well as madrigals, shape note songs, carols, hymnody, and jazz and pop songs. Our special annual Valentines concert showcases our talented singers individually in Broadway and pop styles and more.

We frequently collaborate with orchestra for major works such as the Mozart, Fauré and Cherubini Requiems, Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem, masses by Haydn, Stravinsky and SchubertVivaldi's Gloria, and Harrison’s La Koro Sutro.

Chamber Singers is MUS 163, and rehearses 11:00-12:20 on Tuesday and Thursday. We include students from any major, as well as faculty, staff, and community members. Music reading is required.   We welcome new members in Fall and Winter quarters, and sometimes in Spring. Please contact Dr. Charloff for more information.

IN FALL 2020:  we will meet online—rehearsing, virtual-recording, working on skills, and keeping our community connected through these extraordinary times.


For more information, contact:
Dr. Ruth Charloff
Office: ARTS 164
Phone: (951) 827-5412