CHORAL ENSEMBLES

Chapel Choir focuses on supporting the music of public chapel worship services at Conrad Grebel University College. To that end, Chapel Choir Online will be engaged in recording hymns, worship songs, and other styles of sacred music, learning the sacred music of racialized communities, and building community through sharing music together. Opportunities to learn from special guests will also be part of the term's activities. Chapel Choir Online will be led by Dr. Kate Steiner

1. To participate in Chapel Choir Online fill out the Participant Form. Registration is closed. For further questions please email Angelica Allen, Ensemble Coordinator.

2.  If you have not participated in Chapel Choir previously, submit a recording of yourself singing Amazing Grace to Professor Steiner. 
         Amazing Grace - hymnal version

3.  Register on Quest if you are taking the Ensemble for credit.  Please note that MUSIC 416 and 417 have been added to the Ensemble Course list.  Also note it is your responsibility to drop the course on Quest if you do not pass the audition or choose not to participate. 

4. Course requirements:

  • Weekly audio recording of a hymn or other form of worship music. Other contributions to sharing music through image curating, information collection, or audio editing. Discussions and informal sharing time synchronously.
  • Synchronous sessions Monday 4:00-5:30 most weeks. January 18, 2021 will be the first session. Alternative can be arranged in consultation with the director.
  • There will be a weekly recording for the Grebel Chapel service, as well as some other opportunities. 

The Agnes Giesbrecht Choral Music Scholarship is normally awarded in the spring for the upcoming year. Visit the chapel choir page for more details.

Online Chapel Choir Evaluation form - Winter 2021

Choirs@UWaterloo Online  *NEW* (offered online Spring 2021) 

The Chamber Choir and University Choir will be joined for Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021.

Choirs@UWaterloo will be offered online in Spring 2021.   This ensemble will offer opportunities to engage with and learn repertoire, build and develop musicianship skills and participate through a collaborative use of technology.  Opportunities to learn from special guests will be part of the term’s activities.  The regular Meet times will be supplemented with small group meets. Choirs@UWaterloo Online will be led by Liska Jetchick.

1.  Fill out the Choirs@UWaterloo participant form. If you have any further questions, please contact Angelica Allen, Ensemble Coordinator.

2.  If you have not previously participated in a choral ensemble, please learn one of the folksongs listed below in the key of your choice.  You will also be asked to sing a series of vocal exercises and sight-read.  Auditions will take place on Tuesday, May 11 in the evening.  Please email Angelica Allen to book a time.

Audition Piece: The Ashgrove (PDF)
Audition Piece: Down by the Sally Garden (PDF) 

3. Register on Quest if you are taking the Ensemble for credit.  Please note that MUS 416 and 417 have been added to the Ensemble Course lists.  Please register before Add deadline of May 21.  Please note, it is your responsibility to drop the course on Quest if you do not pass the audition or choose not to participate. 

4.  Course expectations:

  • Online Rehearsals and Sectionals will take place via Zoom on Tuesdays from 7 to 8pm, beginning on May 18, 2021.
  • Individual practice and preparation time will be expected each week
  • Opportunities to explore and sing a wide-range of repertoire will be available based on interest
  • Choirs@UWaterloo Online will explore and use various platforms to perform and record

Online Choirs@UWaterloo Evaluation form - Winter 2021

Chamber Choir (in-person only, so not offered Winter 2021) see Choirs@uwaterloo above

University Choir (in-person only, so not offered Winter 2021) see Choirs@uwaterloo above

Vocal Techniques   (not offered in Fall 2020)

No on-line offering available Fall 2020.  Will next be available in Fall 2021.