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Concert Choir

The Concordia University Concert Choir, a vocal ensemble of approximately 75 members, prepares and presents a wide repertoire of Christian choral music that is of the highest quality and befitting of a university-level choral program.

    ► Click HERE to listen to the Concordia Concert Choir (MP4).

A choir retreat on the beautiful Oregon coast is scheduled each September to begin preparation of music for three major concerts scheduled in December, March and April.

In the past several years the Concert Choir has presented Messiah by Handel, Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré, Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms, as well as Requiem by Mozart with an orchestra consisting of many members of the Oregon Symphony.

Highlights of the musical year include 3 major on-campus concerts and an international tour every four years. These tours have included international presentations in Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Switzerland.  

The choirs have sung in venues such as St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice, Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, Salzburg Cathedral, Cathedral of St. Stephen in Vienna, and St. Peter Cathedral in Geneva.

Entrance to this ensemble is by audition.

For additional information or to schedule an audition, please contact Kurt Berentsen, Music Program and Choirs Director, at 503-280-8511 or by email: kberentsen@cu-portland.edu.

(Talent Scholarships for this ensemble are available.)