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Choral Union

The Choral Union is a large mixed chorus of 125 to 150 voices designed to bring the campus and community together.

Repertoire focuses on the major choral/orchestral works of every stylistic period, which are performed with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and university orchestras.

Members include MSU students and individuals from the Greater Lansing metropolitan area. Students may register as community members or may opt to register for regular academic credit of one semester credit hour. Previous choral singing experience is desirable but not required.

Choral Union is directed by Dr. David Rayl.

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Meets at the MSU Community Music School at 4930 S. Hagadorn Rd.
Tuition is $52 per semester

About the MSU Choral Society

Online enrollment

Summer Choral Union

Summer Choral Union is rehearsing on Mondays in Hart Recital Hall in the Music Building. Singers are welcome to come when you can. Consistent attendance is not required. There is no cost to attend. 

During the summer the group functions as the 'lab' choir for graduate students in choral conducting under the direction of Jonathan Reed. Repertoire this summer will be from the 20th century.  There is no performance, only rehearsal. The group meets Monday through Thursday for 3 weeks, 5:30-7:30 p.m., concluding on July 17. No registration fee. No music to purchase. We hope to see you there!

Community Concerts to air on WKAR this July

Tune into 90.5 FM on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m.to listen to performances from the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, MSU College of Music ensembles and more. Concerts to air were recorded at performances throughout our Mid-Michigan community.

The last concert this month on July 29 (with an encore broadcast on August 2) is a special two-hour edition to allow for the entire Mahler Symphony No. 2 performance from this past spring by the MSU Symphony and choral ensembles.

Click here to view the lineup for the month in its entirety.  

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Choral Union

"Choral Union is one of the highlights of my week. I feel that we are getting an exceptional musical and educational experience."

-CMS Choral Union student


"MSU Choral Union is a wonderful way to experience the great works of master choral composers. You learn about the origin of the pieces and the intentions of the authors in rehearsals and cap the experience with a live performance in the Great Hall of MSU's Wharton Center. It is a fulfilling endeavor in every way!"

-CMS Choral Union student

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