The Choral Union is a mixed choir comprised of both student and community members. Its primary role is to serve as a symphonic chorus performing major choral works each semester with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra. This semester, the Choral Union, along with the University Choir and the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, will be presenting a “Holiday Pops” concert on November 29, sharing some beloved carols and secular songs of the season.  Membership in the Choral Union is open to all experienced and confident singers. There is no required audition to sing in the Choral Union. The choir is conducted by Dr. Barbara Lamont, the new Director of Choral Activities at Southeast.

Choral Union rehearsals for the 2016-2017 season will move BACK to Monday evenings.  The choir meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in room 120 of the Dobbins River Campus Center. All community singers in Choral Union must purchase their own scores.  Fall semester the charge will be $14. Please come to the first rehearsal prepared to pay for your music.

The Choral Union meets all Monday nights of the semester unless otherwise indicated, beginning on Monday, August 22, 7-9 pm.

  • Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)
  • Monday, November 21 (Thanksgiving/Fall Break)
Dress rehearsals and concert:
November 27 UC/Choral Union Dress Rehearsal 
Meet in RCC 120, move to Bedell
5:45-7:45 pm
November 28 UC/Choral Union Dress Rehearsal
Meet in RCC 120, move to Bedell
7-9 pm
November 29 UC/Choral Union Concernt with SEMO SO
Meet in RC 120
7:30 call 

December 5

Final meeting of semester
Concert wrap-up, possible informal gathering

Recent masterworks performed by the Choral Union include the Vivaldi Gloria, James Mulholland’s Three 17th Century English Lyrics, the Mozart Vesperae solennes de Confessore (K339), the Fauré Requiem, the Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, the Shaw/Bennett Many Moods of Christmas (suites one and three), the Haydn Harmoniemesse, the Schubert Mas in G, Perry’s Blest Pair of Sirens, Paul Basler’s Songs of Faith, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, as well as pieces especially commissioned for Southeast Missouri State University. Members of the Choral Union recently participated in the 2013 National Memorial Day Choral Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall in Washington, DC with the United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra.


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Department of Music
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701