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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.

Choral-orchestra rehearsal on Wednesday, April 9.

  • Please arrive no later than 6:50 p.m. at Fairchild Theater
  • Parking across the street to the north or in the Bessey ramp to the west
  • Please enter from the door that is at ground level to the RIGHT (west) of the loading dock.
  • If you have trouble with stairs, please enter from the door at ground level on the north east corner of the building. Just below the main front entrance
  • We will NOT use folders for the Britten. Just hold your score. Bring a pencil to Wed's rehearsal.


It will now be at Fairchild Theater from 3-4:30 pm on Sunday, April 13. NOT at Plymouth Church.

CONCERT at 7 pm. Choral Union sings on the second part. When you arrive you can find a seat but if the hall gets full please consider giving up your seat and coming backstage. We will have seating for you back there. That will ensure a full house for your performance in the second half.

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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