Choral Union

The Choral Union is a large mixed chorus of 125 to 150 voices designed to bring the campus and community together.

Members include MSU students and individuals from the Greater Lansing area. Although previous choral singing is desirable, it is not required.

Repertoire focuses on the major choral/orchestral works of every stylistic period, which are performed with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and university orchestras.


REHEARSAL REMINDERS: Rehearsals will run from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. each week. At this time, we will continue to sing using every other seat in the classroom. You are welcome to wear face masks in rehearsals and performances if you wish.

FIRST REHEARSAL: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in room 147 of the Communications Arts & Sciences Building at the SE corner of Red Cedar & Wilson roads.  Rehearsal begins at 7:00 p.m. but please plan to arrive early to register (or you can register directly with the Community Music School online at, by phone at (517) 355-7661, or in person at the CMS office: 4930 S. Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823). There is a discount for MSU faculty, staff and students so please ASK when you register.

SCORES: We will use legally Xeroxed scores which have been marked for your use. To avoid the health issues surrounding exchanging of cash and checks, we will provide these scores to you free of charge.

Our Upcoming Season:

Saturday, December 10, 8:00 p.m. Saint-Saens Oratorio and Bach Christmas Oratorio (first of the 3 cantatas)

  • Dress rehearsals on Friday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wharton Center with MSU Symphony Orchestra, David Rayl conducting

Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Mozart Missa berivs in F, K. 192 and movements from the Brahms Requiem

  • Dress rehearsals on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wharton Center with MSU Symphony Orchestra, David Rayl and Octavio Mas-Arocas conducting

Bach Christmas Oratorio Learning Tracks:
If you know of anyone who would like to join us, please let them know that auditions will be held on the following dates in room 147 of the Communication Arts & Science Building:

Fall 2022 syllabus

Refer to these videos to help you warm-up your voice when you practice this season's music. Vocalises: