The Claremont Concert Choir
The Claremont Concert Choir of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges was created in the fall of 1963 with the combination of the Scripps College Women’s Glee Club and the CMC Stag Chorus. The choir is currently a 60-70-voice mixed ensemble of students and other community members. The Claremont Concert Choir specializes in major choral and orchestral works from the Baroque era to the 20th century, as well as a cappella motets and part songs from the renaissance to the present. Regular rehearsals are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Academic credit is available for the class (MUS 173, 0.5 CR or 1 CR at HMC) which may be repeated. The Claremont Concert Choir has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, the Santa Monica Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Orange County Symphony, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, as well as its regular series with the Claremont Concert Orchestra.
The Claremont Chamber Choir
The Claremont Chamber Choir of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges was founded in Fall, 1977. The SATB Chamber Choir is comprised of about 20 student singers and focuses on performing a cappella music from the renaissance to the present, presenting concerts for the public, alumni, trustees, faculty and students on the various Claremont Colleges campuses. Claremont Chamber Choir can be taken and repeated for credit (MUS 174, 0.5 CR or 1 CR at HMC). Regular Chamber Choir rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:35-6:45 p.m. Members of the Claremont Chamber Choir also sing with the Concert Choir (one rehearsal per week required).
Both choirs are open to all students by audition. The singers represent the four constituent colleges and a wide variety of academic majors, including music, as well as the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and other arts. Many singers in the choirs take voice lessons, which are available through the Scripps College Department of Music.
The choirs are members of the Pacific Southwest Intercollegiate Choral Association.
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