FSU Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers

Mr. Scott Rieker, Director

The Chamber Singers is a select (audition only) ensemble of 20-24 singers that performs chamber literature from the various styles and periods of music. The choir rehearses three hours weekly with an emphasis on highly musical performances of primarily a capella repertoire.

The Chamber Singers place a premium on individual musicianship and refined technique. Noted for great diversity, dynamic range, the ensemble explores a wide variety of repertoire with particular attention to style and authenticity in performance.

Respected for its outstandingly wide-ranging repertoire, the Chamber Singers has performed throughout the region, state, domestically, and internationally including tours to Italy and the People's Republic of China with current international invitations being considered.

Auditions for the Chamber Singers take place at the beginning of each semester and are very quick and painless. There is nothing to prepare!

For information on auditions, upcoming performances, or to request they visit your school, please contact Mr. Scott Rieker at 301.687.4110, or email serieker@frostburg.edu.

Upcoming Performances

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

ALL PERFORMANCES are in the Recital Hall of the Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center

Admission

(at each event)

$10 adult; $5 seniors/veterans/FSU faculty & staff; Free for students & children
Tickets available at the door | Cash or Credit Card


SPRING 2018 PERFORMANCE

GLOBAL SOUNDS: A Mosaic of Song

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FSU CHAMBER SINGERS PROGRAM
  • Fionnghuala by Michael McGlynn
  • Sicut Cervus by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  • Ain't Got Time to Die by Hall Johnson
  • Mata del Anima Sola by Antonio Estevez
  • I Love My Love by Gustav Holst
  • Naiman Sharag by Se Enkhbayar

FALL 2017 PERFORMANCE

A JOURNEY OF HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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FSU CHAMBER SINGERS PROGRAM
  • Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
  • Prsi, Prsi - Traditional Slovak, arranged by Miroslav Hronek
  • Hodie Christus Natus Est, from "Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel" by Francis Pulenc
  • Double, Double Toil and Trouble by Jaakko Mantyjarvi
  • Shut de do by Randy Stonehill, arranged by James Reddan
  • Please Stay by Jake Runestad
  • Yonder Come Day by Paul John Rudoi

SPRING 2017 PERFORMANCE

GLORIA by John Rutter

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Presented by FSU University Chorale, FSU Chamber Singers, and Cumberland Choral Society

FSU CHAMBER SINGERS PROGRAM
  • Cantate Domino by Hans Leo Hassler
  • Ain-a That Good News by William Dawson
  • Doluri by Alexi Matchavariani
  • Die Onse Vader by Zander Fick
  • Miniyama Nayo by Paul Rudoi
COMBINED CHOIRS PROGRAM
  • The Storm is Passing Over arranged by Barbara Baker
  • Gloria by John Ritter

    Featured soloists:
    Marsé Romero, soprano
    Pateley Bongiorni, mezzo-soprano
    Eleanor Fabic, alto

    Organ: Larry Allen
    Trumpets: Allie Blank, Patrick Godfrey, Hanna
    Livingston, John Sommerfeld
    Trombones: Deandre Cook, Lynn Zeller
    Bass Trombone: Brandon Carboriani
    Percussion: Cheyenne Jeffries, Andrew McEwen, Nathan Kopit

FALL 2016 PERFORMANCE

THE SEASON OF JOY THROUGH MUSICAL MEANDERINGS

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PROGRAM
  • Verbum caro factum est by Hans Leo Hassler
  • Jede Sedlák by Jaroslav Krcek
  • Dieu, qu'il la fait bon regarder! (No. 1 from Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans) by Claude Debussy
  • Hard Times Come Again No More by Stephen Foster, arranged by Mark Keller
  • O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen
  • My Spirit Sang All Day by Gerald Finzi
  • Sleep by Eric Whitacre

SPRING 2016 PERFORMANCE

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PROGRAM
  • Fantasia for Piano, Orchestra, and Chorus, Op. 80 by Beethoven - Combined University Chorale and Chamber Singers, with Beethoven Orchestra
    Featuring Jay DeWire, piano; Cheranjana Thuyacontha, soprano; Alexa Bashaw, mezzo-soprano; Danielle Garratt & Sakkara Turner, alto; David Cook, tenor; Geoffrey Westbrook & Khalil Bishop, baritone
  • Dúlamán by McGlynn - featuring mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Wiley
  • Tanzen und Springen by Hassler
  • Exultate Justi by da Viadana
  • Good Night, Dear Heart by Forrest
  • Bogoróditse Djévo by Pärt
  • Sing Me to Heaven by Gawthrop
  • Keep Your Hand on the Plow by Jennings - featuring soprano Rachel Cox, bass Anthony Dyson, mezzo-soprano Hannah Howard
  • Let All the World in Every Corner Sing by Vaughan Williams
  • Ubi Caritas by Gjeilo
  • Alleluia by Runestad

Programs Offered by the Department

  • B.S./B.A. Music
    Major and Minor
    Concentrations in Vocal Performance, Music Management, Instrumental Performance, Music Studies, Teaching Option