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VOCAL ENSEMBLES

Adoration Chorus StudentAdoration Chorus (Female Chorus)

Adoration is a choral ensemble open by audition to all women at Taylor University. This choir utilizes contemporary sacred choral arrangement, spirituals, and praise and worship songs as a means of ministering. Pursuing vocal excellence, Adoration focuses on leading others in worship by performing in churches, university functions, schools, and community venues.

Taylor University Chorale

The Taylor Chorale is open to all Taylor students on an audition basis. Repertoire consists of music drawn from the spectrum of sacred choral works. The mission of the ensemble is to express the highest divine and human values through the choral arts. Performances include domestic and international tours as well as concerts for conferences and conventions. Performances of sacred works with professional orchestras are also part of the Chorale tradition.

Taylor Sounds Chamber Ensemble

The Taylor Sounds Chamber Ensemble is a selected group of musicians dedicated to a high standard of chamber choral performance. The goal of the group is to learn a breadth of quality musical styles by notable composers while expressing the highest divine and human values through the choral chamber music art. Performance tours include domestic and overseas venues as well as conferences, conventions, and banquets.

Opera Theatre

Opera Theatre is open to all students by audition. Performances include a combination of fully-staged productions and semi-staged “scenes” productions. The primary goal of the ensemble is to create live performances demonstrating dramatic confidence, vocal ease, and aesthetic sensibility.

INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES

Student playing the saxophoneWind Ensemble 

The Wind Ensemble is open to all wind and percussion players by audition. Performing classic and contemporary wind repertoire, sacred, pops, and pep band literature, the Wind Ensemble presents one full concert program each semester as well as annual tours.

Jazz Ensemble 

The Jazz Ensemble is open to all wind and percussion players by audition. They perform contemporary stage band literature as well as the jazz classics. This ensemble performs a concert on campus each semester and tours in local schools and regional jazz festivals.

Jazz Combo 

The Jazz Combo is a selected ensemble open by audition. The Jazz Combo explores improvisatory styling and performs a concert each semester. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced level instruction is given.

Student playing violin


Symphony Orchestra
 

The Symphony Orchestra is open to all string, wind, and percussion players by audition. The Symphony Orchestra performs one full concert each semester of selected masterworks of the symphonic repertoire written for full orchestra from each of the major historical periods. 

 


HANDBELL ENSEMBLES

Taylor Ringers

The Taylor Ringers consists of thirteen members chosen by audition. The Taylor Ringers perform a variety of 4-5 octave literature of a moderate to difficult nature on campus and during tours each year.

Handbell Choir 

The Handbell Choir is open for students with bell ringing experience as well as to students with no previous experience willing to learn the art of bell ringing. The group performs in chapel as well as in programs on and off campus. No audition required.

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