The Women’s Choir was reestablished in 2007 and is an integral part of Central’s Choral offerings. It is a group of between 25 and 35 singers which meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00-12:50. It is an auditioned group – auditions are held for new members each quarter. While many of the singers are music majors, many are NOT majors as well. Anyone who likes to sing and completes a successful audition is welcome!Women’s choir Fall 2016 repertoire mashup (20 seconds of each song)
Includes: Cantemus, Beau Soir, Panta Rhei and Valkyrie.
The group regularly programs a wide variety of challenging and entertaining music, and provides an opportunity for more experienced female singers to move at a quick pace while exploring the wealth of music available for women’s voices.
The high quality of performance is evidenced by the fact that CWU’s Women’s Choir was chosen to perform for the 2012 state Washington Music Educators Association Conference. Repertoire ranges from serious to lighthearted and multicultural. In the Spring of 2011 they were honored to join with two other CWU choirs and the Symphony Orchestra in performing Magnificat by Alan Hovhaness in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall.
On the lighthearted side - one of the hits of a recent concert school year was their rendition of “Hail, Holy Queen” from the movie Sister Act. In 2016, the group performed the Raga “Pallanda”.
The Women will collaborate with two CWU Faculty in the 2016-17 school year: Dr. Adam Pelandini will be soprano sax soloist in the US Premiere of “Valkyrie” on our fall concert and mezzo Dr. Melissa Schiel will be joining the women on the Winter Quarter 2017 concert.
Dr. Gary A. Weidenaar, director
MUS 211 (fr/soph) or 411 (jun/sen/other)
Rehearses: M W F – 12:00-12:50 p.m.
Entrance Requirement: Audition required
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