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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.

Important Wednesday, April 23 evening rehearsal information: You must arrive by 6:50. Parking will be a major issue. If you get there any later than 6:45 you'll likely have to park either across Hagadorn in the lot by the dorms OR in the South lot of the Riverside church.

To get there, you drive SOUTH on Hagadorn from CMS. This church is located approximately one block SOUTH of CMS. If you are headed south on Hagadorn, you will need to turn LEFT onto River Terrace Dr (it says Fee Dr on the right and River Terrace on the left) which is on the south side of the church. Once you turn left and cross over the northbound lane of Hagadorn, the South lot of the church will be just ahead on your right.  The walk from the South lot to CMS takes 4'30". I would strongly encourage you to car pool.

Friday, April 25 evening rehearsal at Wharton Center
: Call time is NO LATER than 6:45. Maestro Noe will rehearsal the choral sections, then RUN THE ENTIRE PIECE, which takes 90 minutes. So this will be a long rehearsal. Probably until 9:00 at the earliest. Possibly 9:30.

I'm not sure whether or not we will have rehearsal on Saturday morning. If things go well Friday night we may not. Call time Sat will be 7 p.m.


Begins January 8, 2014
Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Meets at the MSU Community Music School at 4930 S. Hagadorn Rd.
Tuition is $52 per semester

Spring 2014 Syllabus

About the MSU Choral Society

Online enrollment

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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

National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts MSU College of Music

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