Vocal Ensembles

Georgia Tech Choirs

For some who are musically inclined, the greatest instrument of all is their own voice. If that sounds like you, then the School of Music has a variety of options for your singing ability. Regardless of your skill level, there is a Georgia Tech choir ready to welcome you!

Chorale

As the most inclusive ensemble, the Chorale is open to all members of the Georgia Tech community, whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, or even just a Midtown Atlanta resident who wants to sing. No audition is required to join! Rehearsals are held in the middle of campus on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Chorale repertoire varies from semester to semester, and includes large and small works in the standard repertoire (both unaccompanied and with instruments) modern music, and world music. Recent repertoire has included Mozart Requiem, Hadyn Te Deum, two Handel Coronation Anthems, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Faure Requiem, numerous smaller works, modern and commissioned works, and music with texts in many languages. The Chorale has appeared at numerous Atlanta churches, Spivey Hall, the Rialto Center, and the High Museum of Art.

For more information about the Chorale, please contact Timothy Hsu at timothy.hsu@music.gatech.edu, or visit The Georgia Tech Choirs.

Chamber Choir

Founded in 1998, the Chamber Choir has since established itself as one of the premiere college vocal ensembles in the Southeast. Composed of select, auditioned mixed vocalists, its members are primarily all-state-level singers with extensive backgrounds in choral singing. Rehearsals are held in the center of campus on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Repertoire varies from semester to semester, and includes large and small works in the standard repertoire (both unaccompanied and with instruments) modern music, world music, and experimental music with extended technique. Most recently, the Chamber Choir has featured pieces from Bach’s St. John Passion, Gerald Finzi, and Vienna Tang.

For more information about the Chamber Choir, please contact Dr. Jerry Ulrich, Director of Choral Activities, at julrich@gatech.edu, or visit the Chamber Choir website at www.chamberchoir.gatech.edu.

Glee Club

The Georgia Tech Glee Club is the oldest student organization on the Georgia Tech campus, the oldest Glee Club in the South, and one of the oldest such groups in the country. Founded in 1906, it has a rich tradition of singing that includes numerous national and international tours, as well as radio broadcasts and recordings. It was one of the first college organizations to record its fight song, making Ramblin’ Wreck one of the most famous college fight songs in the country. The group has appeared twice on The Ed Sullivan Show and has entertained audiences around the world.

Featuring a “healthily irreverent” blend of music, drama, and vocal/visual performance antics, the Georgia Tech Glee Club sings entirely original arrangements of unaccompanied music, utilizing vocal percussion, movement, and technology. For two years, the Glee Club served as Ensemble-in-Residence in Honolulu at the 2006 and 2007 Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities. In 2006, the Glee Club released its first studio CD recording of all original arrangements and compositions. In 2008, the ensemble made a successful solo debut appearance in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and completed a successful 10-day concert tour of England, Scotland, and Wales, garnering rave reviews for the performances. In March 2009, the Glee Club performed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and was featured in an a cappella festival at The George Washington University.

Most recently, the ensemble surprised President Emeritus and Tech alum Wayne Clough by appearing for a performance at his retirement reception at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

For more information on the Men's Glee Club, contact Dr. Jerry Ulrich, Director of Choral Activities, at julrich@gatech.edu.

Women’s Chorus

All female singers are welcome to join Georgia Tech’s Women’s Chorus. No audition is required. If you’ve sung in a choral group, can match pitch, and can read basic music, then come join in! The choir is a welcome, open, positive environment whose goal is to make you leave rehearsal each week wanting to come back for more!

The Women's Choir performs in at least one concert per semester, and plans to participate in special events on the Georgia Tech campus as well, such as singing the national anthem for basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball games, etc.

For more information, contact Catherine Stephens at womenschorusofficers@lists.gatech.edu