• Women's Chorale In Concert

    University Chorale

    Where excellence meets fun!


    Conducted by Kathy Thomsen

    The Chorale sings a wide variety of classical, popular, and world music, presenting several concerts each year. The Chorale performs three times each year on campus, and occasionally partners with other choirs in off-campus performances such as WomanVoice, a choral festival celebrating women's choirs and women composers, and Vanessa Voskuil's The Student. The group often receives state recognition and has performed at the state convention of the American Choral Directors of Minnesota (ACDA).

    Originally founded during WWII when most of the men were gone from campus, the Chorale has flourished even after the men returned. Women's Chorale was founded on a general belief of the power of women to create beautiful music and has always striven to put that belief into action.

    Historical Women Soprano 1

    The University Chorale performs numerous compositions by living composers, including several pieces written for the group by its own student members. Members of the choir are urged to bring their growing understanding of learning with them to every rehearsal.

    Open to all students on campus who love to sing, the University Chorale welcomes new members every semester, no auditions required.

  • Rehearsals

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-4:00
    Sundin Music Hall

  • About the Director

    Following the legacies of Russell G. Harris and Carol Kelly, Kathy Thomsen, the current Women's Chorale director, challenges her group to achieve excellence. A founding member of the American Eurhythmics Society and current member of the National Association for Music Education, Professor Thomsen believes that it is her job to foster the musicality in every student.