University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Symphonic Chorus


Massed rehearsals for the choirs and orchestra occur four times during the Fall Semester (specific times are listed on class syllabi). Varying conductors.

The Symphonic Chorus is comprised of over 250 singers drawn from the Concert Chorale, Women’s Chorus, and University Choir, as well as other interested individuals. The Symphonic Chorus sings annually with the Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra, or the Wind Ensemble.

Over the years the choir has given performances of Elijah (Mendelssohn), Coronation Anthem #1 (Handel), Schicksalslied (Brahms), In Windsor Forest (Vaughan Williams), Gloria (Rutter), Serenade to Music (Williams), Gloria (Poulenc), Requiem (Fauré), Ein Deutsches Requiem (Brahms), Mass in B-flat (Schubert), Carmina Burana (Orff), Dona Nobis Pacem (Williams), Missa Brevis KV. 220 (Mozart), and Frostiana (Thompson).

Singers must be available for combined orchestra/chorus rehearsals on three or four Tuesday and Thursday afternoons as required each semester. These special rehearsals, outside of normal ensemble rehearsal time, will be included in the schedule of rehearsals and performances distributed at the first rehearsal of each ensemble.

For further information, email the Women's Chorus conductor Gloria Hansen at gloriajh@uwm.edu. You may also call the UWM Choral Office at (414) 229-3608.