The WCJC Choir is a non-auditioned choir open to all students, both music majors and non-music majors. This ensemble generally presents 2-3 concerts each semester on campus. In addition to a wide variety of repertoire, including classical, folk songs, spirituals, Broadway tunes, and popular songs, the WCJC Choir has also performed excerpts from several major works, such as Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Brahms’ A German Requiem, and Rutter’s Gloria.
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 133 (Wharton Campus)
There is no audition for the WCJC Choir. Simply sign up and start singing!
The Chamber Singers are a smaller, more select ensemble that specializes in more advanced styles of music from the Renaissance to the 21st century. It is also open to both music majors and non-music majors. Lighter musical styles include madrigals, vocal jazz, swing, and various a cappella arrangements.
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 125 (Wharton Campus)
Admission by audition.
All of our major concerts are generally on Tuesday or Thursday evenings on campus. A list of concert dates, times, and locations is given to the choir
members on the first day of each semester. This gives the members plenty of time to change work schedules and to notify instructors in case some class time is missed.
There is no cost for choir folders, music, concert dresses, tuxedos, or choir shirts. The only out-of-pocket expenses are for choir tours to pay for what is not covered by fundraisers, and money for those who make the Texas Two-Year All-State Choir in San Antonio.
Although there are no UIL competitions at the college level, choir members have the opportunity to audition for the prestigious Texas Two-Year All-State Choir, which performs at the Texas Music Educators' Association. Some of the most respected choral directors in the country are selected to be clinicians for this All-State Choir. Many choir members from WCJC are selected each year to participate in the Texas Two-Year All-State Choir.
Vocal music majors generally participate in both the WCJC Choir and Chamber Singers.
Come and sing in our choirs! You will enjoy singing and will improve your technique along the way!
For more information, contact Dr. Paoletti at firstname.lastname@example.org or 979-532-6447.