Chamber Choir

The Bowdoin Chamber Choir is an ensemble that take their talents to audiences all over the world. (Music 2741/2742)

Bowdoin’s Chamber Choir is a smaller, 20-person, auditioned vocal ensemble. The Chamber Choir will delve into a wide variety of music from different genres and time periods. Singers in Chamber Choir will work on developing healthy singing practices within the context of ensemble singing. Chamber Choir aims to be a place where we sing together joyfully while also stretching ourselves as musicians and artists.

Bowdoin Chamber Choir performance

Course Credit

One-half credit per semester toward graduation is earned by participation, and the VPA requirement is met by two semesters in Chamber Choir.  

choir concert

Audition procedures

Auditions for Chamber Choir will take place on Sunday, August 29th, 2-4pm, Gibson Hall 101. If you are not available during this time, please email Professor Jeff Christmas to schedule an audition (jchristm@bowdoin.edu).

Auditions will consist of singing

  1. All or part of any song of your choice (something like “The Star Spangled Banner” is fine)
  2. General vocalizing to establish range/voice part
  3. Melodic recall exercises
  4. Rhythmic reading and Sight-singing

Rehearsal Schedule 

Monday: 1:15-2:20pm
Tuesday: 7:00-8:30pm
Wednesday: 1:15-2:20pm

If you have a lab conflict during these times, please contact the director, Jeff Christmas (jchristm@bowdoin.edu), about your attendance options; it is still possible to sing in Chamber Choir if you have a lab conflict. 

Listen

Most concerts are streamed live and archived footage is available at "Bowdoin Talks."