Bass School of Music  
Overview

Choruses in the Bass School of Music provide a wide variety of performance opportunities for singers within the Bass School of Music and throughout the university community upon completion of a successful audition. Choruses sing in concerts on campus in a cappella, accompanied or collaborative concerts with other university ensembles, with the Oklahoma Philharmonic, for special events in the community and for music conventions.


AD ASTRA: Named for a significant Oklahoma foundation, Ad Astra ("To the Stars") is the women’s chorus selected from undergraduates and graduates, by audition, at OCU. The ensemble performs a wide variety of select literature for female voices and, in 2008, was the first OCU chorus designated a state honor choir by the Oklahoma Music Educators Association.
Professor Judith Willoughby, conductor
Meets Monday through Thursday, 3:00-3:50PM, 
Medium Rehearsal Hall, Bass School of Music

MEN'S CHOIR: A male chorus selected from undergraduates and graduates at OCU, Men's Chorus performs a wide variety of select literature for male voices. 
Dr. Randi Von Ellefson, conductor
Meets Monday through Thursday, 3:00-3:50PM, 
Small Rehearsal Hall, Bass School of Music


UNIVERSITY SINGERS: This mixed-voice ensemble primarily composed of, but not limited to upperclassmen, generally performs a cappella and accompanied choral literature from the Classical, Romantic and Contemporary Eras. 
Professor Judith Willoughby, conductor
Meets Monday through Thursday, 2:00-2:50PM, Medium Rehearsal Hall, Bass School of Music

CHAMBER CHOIR: A mixed-voice ensemble that demands refined sight-reading skills and performs advanced choral literature, is primarily composed of, but not limited to, upper classmen. A general preference is given to literature from the Renaissance, Baroque and Contemporary Eras. 
Dr. Randi Von Ellefson, conductor
Meets Monday through Thursday, 2:00-2:50PM, 
Small Rehearsal Hall, Bass School of Music

Choral Auditions

Choral auditions for the 2014-15 school year for new freshmen and transfer students will take place on August 18th and 19th, 2014.  For details, please visit this page.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1 PM

Chamber Choir, Petree Recital Hall, Appearance during the All-State Preparation Day for high school students throughout Oklahoma.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8 PM

Fall Concert, All choirs, Petree Recital Hall

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 8 PM and Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 4 PM

Christmas Vespers — two performances; First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City, 1001 NW 25th Street

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 8 PM

Ad Astra Women’s Chorus and University Men’s Chorus; Petree Recital Hall

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3 PM

University Chamber Choir & University Singers join Canterbury Choral Society and OKC Philharmonic at the Civic Center Music Hall, Verdi’s “Defiant Requiem”

 

*Tickets available from the Canterbury Choral Society Ticket Office—405.232 SING (7464) or www.canterburyokc.com

**Tickets available through the Oklahoma City University Ticket Office: 405.208.5227 or www.okcu.edu/tickets

Contact Us


Dr. Randi Von Ellefson
Director of Choral Activities
rvonellefson@okcu.edu





Judith Willoughby
Wanda L. Bass Professor of Conducting and Choral Music Education
jwilloughby@okcu.edu