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Choir of the West

The Choir of the West is the premier choral ensemble at Pacific Lutheran University. Comprised of undergraduate majors from a wide variety of academic disciplines, the ensemble has achieved a reputation of excellence for its performances at professional music conferences, national and international tours, and numerous recordings. The choir regularly joins the University Symphony Orchestra in performances of major choral/orchestral works, and participates in the annual Christmas Concerts on campus and in Seattle. Conducted by Dr. Richard Nance.

University Chorale

Chorale is a mixed choir comprised of singers spanning a variety of academic disciplines. The ensemble presents annual Fall, Christmas, and Spring performances, and tours regularly. The group has enjoyed acclaimed performances in regional conferences, and often joins the Choir of the West in performances with the University Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Dr. Brian Galante.

University Singers

Students in University Singers experience the study and performance of repertoire for soprano and alto voices. The ensemble participates in the annual Fall Choral Concert, and presents popular “Sounds of Christmas” and Spring Concert performances. Conducted by Dr. Richard Nance.

Knights Chorus

Students in Knights Chorus experience the study and performance of repertoire for tenor and bass voices. The ensemble participates in the annual Fall Choral Concert, and presents popular “Sounds of Christmas” and Spring Concert performances. Conducted by Prof. Barry Johnson.

Choral Union

This ensemble is a mixed chorus, open to the community, that explores major works in the choral/orchestral repertoire. PLU students may participate after a successful audition, but Choral Union is not a degree or scholarship ensemble. Choral Union often performs with Tacoma’s Northwest Sinfonietta. Conducted by Dr. Richard Nance.

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