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VOCAL ENSEMBLES

Membership in the Moravian College Choir and Women's Chorus is open by audition to all Moravian students, faculty, and staff, as well as anyone from the Lehigh Valley community.

Auditions for these ensembles will be on Monday 28 August from 3:30pm-7pm.  Follow this link to sign up for an audition. Bring a song of your choice (classical, Broadway, pop) to the audition or be ready to sing the “National Anthem." Accompaniment will be provided if you have sheet music. You will be asked to do some sight-singing and vocal exercises.

For further information about the vocal music program at Moravian College, please contact the Director of Vocal Music, Dr. Paula Ring Zerkle at zerkle@moravian.edu or leave a message at 610-861-1681.

For Vespers ticket information, please contact the Community Vespers Ticket Hotline at 610-625-7880.

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Moravian College Choir

Director: Dr. Paula Ring Zerkle
Audition Info: Auditions are held on the first day of each semester.
Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00PM-6:00PM in Peter Hall, South Campus

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The Moravian Choir and its approximately 75 women and men have been an integral performing ensemble of Moravian's noted Department of Music for over four decades.

The group consists primarily of Moravian College students, and although many of them are music majors, many come from such diverse majors as biology, chemistry, history, education, math, and English. The ensemble also includes a number of members from the Lehigh Valley community. 

The choir has sung around the United States, the Caribbean, and in many countries in Europe and the Middle East, including England, France, Germany, Holland, Austria, Russia, Greece, Czechoslovakia and Israel. In January 1998, the choir toured England and Scotland with the Women's Chorus and Wind Ensemble, and in the spring of 2001, the same ensembles toured Germany. Every few years, we perform at the Czech Embassy in Washington D.C. and at Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. In 2008, members of the choir had a 12-day performance tour in Germany, Italy, and Austria.

Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in Peter Hall in the Music Building of the Hurd Center for Music and Art. The group is open by audition to all Moravian College students, faculty, and staff, and all members of the Lehigh Valley community.

Upcoming concerts include:

  • Sunday 22 October 4pm - Concert at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2445 Lake Minsi Drive,  Bangor, PA 18013. 
  • Saturday 18 November 7:30pm - Vespers Preview Concert in Foy Concert Hall, Moravian's South Campus. Free will donation.
  • Friday and Saturday 1-2 December 8pm - Vespers at Central Moravian Church. Call 610-625-7880 for tickets. Free will donation.
  • Sunday 3 December 5pm - Vespers at Central Moravian Church. Tickets required. Free will donation
  • Friday and Saturday 8-9 December 8pm - Vespers at Central Moravian Church. Tickets required. Free will donation
  • Sunday 10 December 5pm - Vespers at Central Moravian Church. Tickets required. Free will donation

Women's Chorus

Director: Mr. Eduardo Azzati
Audition Info: Auditions are held from on the first day of class in the fall semester - at the same time as the Moravian Choir auditions.

Email Mr. Azzati at azzatie@moravian.edu for more information.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:00PM-9:00PM in Peter Hall

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The Moravian College Women's Chorus is currently conducted by Eduardo Azzati and was created by the Director of Vocal Music at Moravian College, Dr. Paula Ring Zerkle, upon her joining the faculty in August 1994. The ensemble consists of Moravian College women with such diverse majors as voice, clarinet, piano, biology, history and English, as well as members of the Lehigh Valley community.

The group made its debut at the College's Comenius Dinner in October 1994, and performs regularly at the Moravian College Christmas Vespers and presents a concert each spring. In addition, they have performed on and off campus at such events as the Lehigh Valley Women of the Year Awards Banquet, Moravian College Women Composers Concert, Turning Point Domestic Abuse Vigil, and the Women's Voices Women's Choices Conference held in Bethlehem in the fall of 1995. The Women's Chorus toured Germany in March 2001, along with the Moravian Choir and Wind Ensemble.


Vocalis

Director: Dr. Paula Zerkle
Audition Info: Only members of the Moravian College Choir are eligible for Vocalis. 
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:00PM-7:00PM in Peter Hall

Vocalis is a small, mixed, a cappella vocal ensemble of 8 singers, whose members are chosen from the Moravian College Choir. They perform for functions on and off campus, and their repertoire includes a range of styles including early music, vocal jazz, and recently composed works. 


Opera Ensemble (fall semester only)

Director: Suzanne Kompass
Audition Info: Email kompasss@moravian.edu or call 610-861-1650 for more information
Rehearsals: Schedule to be announced.

PLEASE NOTE: OPERA ENSEMBLE AND SONG & STAGECRAFT WILL BE COMBINED INTO ONE ENSEMBLE - THIS SPRING 2017 ONLY. WE WILL RESUME NORMAL SCHEDULE IN 2017-2018


Song & Stagecraft (spring semester only)

Director: Suzanne Kompass
Audition Info: Email kompasss@moravian.edu or call 610-861-1650 for more information
Rehearsals: Thursday evenings


Salon

Director: on hiatus for 2017-2018