The Concert Choir is a highly selective ensemble comprised of our very best choral singers. The Concert Choir regularly performs some of the most challenging choral repertoire, from Bach to Pendereski, Lauridsen to Whitacre.
Where will I perform?
In addition to several Kansas City area performances each semester, this choir makes an annual United States concert tour. Since 1985, the choir has traveled tri-annually to England and Scotland for a 14-day concert tour in magnificent cathedrals.
Recognition and Recordings
The Concert Choir was named runner-up for the American Prize in Choral Performance in both 2015 and 2019 in the college/university chorus division. The American Prize is a series of nonprofit, national competitions to recognize and reward the best performing arts in the country.
The Concert Choir's third album released in 2018, I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes (Albany Records), was the No. 1 new release in the Opera and Vocal category on Amazon for a week in April 2018. The album featured original works by Jewell professor Dr. Ian Coleman and alumnus Stewart Duncan, '15. In 2015, the Concert Choir was featured on The Trumpet Sounds, released by Centaur Records, featuring two world premier recordings of compositions by Jewell professors, Dr. Ian Coleman and Dr. Anthony Maglione.
Dr. Anthony Maglione, director
Department of Music