Brigham Young University Concert Choir comprises 100 advanced singers who are committed to a challenging choral experience. This very select ensemble has acquired an outstanding reputation for its captivating performances of a wide variety of repertoire taken from the great choral literature, encompassing many different styles and genres.
The choir has released two albums: “All Creatures of our God and King” and “Beautiful River”. The latter recording, featuring “Five Hebrew Love Songs” by Eric Whitacre, has been praised by singers.com saying that it “proves to us that the [BYU Concert Choir] is ready to take its place as one of the best mixed choirs in the world.” Recently, BYU Concert Choir had the opportunity to perform the premiere of two works by Mack Wilberg: “Till All Eternity Shall Ring,” and “Dances to Life.”
Although the Concert Choir does not generally tour, they have a rigorous performance schedule both on and off campus, which requires substantial dedication and stamina. All programs, which usually contain pieces in several different languages, are performed from memory. Although the huge variety and quantity of literature demands enormous flexibility and commitment, the rewards in terms of both educational and musical experience are rich and plentiful. An audition is necessary and a two-semester commitment is required.
The BYU Concert Choir in performance: