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Choral and Vocal Music

Oriana Chorus
This non-auditioned chorus will meet twice a week and serve an introduction to choral singing for the beginner as well as serving the more experienced singer interested in examining a variety of musical styles.  Oriana Chorus performs a variety of music specifically composed for women’s voices.  The Chorus combines college-level music experience with the enjoyment of belonging to a unique ensemble.

Rehearsals: Fall – Monday and Wednesday: 5:00pm to 6:15pm

I Cantori 
I Cantori is the premier choral ensemble of Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.The singers in I Cantori are full-time, undergraduate music and non-music major students committed to innovative and quality performances and community outreach through choral music. Repertoire of the choir includes both a capella and accompanied music from Western and Non-Western vocal traditions. I Cantori tours annually throughout the United States or abroad. Past international tours have included Austria, Prague, France, England, Russia and Italy.

If you’re interested in auditioning for MSC 447 I Cantori there are two phases to the audition process.

Phase 1 consists of a preliminary audition consisting of a check for vocal range/quality, a tonal memory test, and ability to sight read.

Based upon the results of this first phase, you may or may not be invited to the first rehearsal of I Cantori for Phase 2 of the audition process.

Note: There is no prepared selection required.

Phase 2 takes place during the first rehearsal of I Cantori

During this rehearsal, all students who have been invited will be observed to get a general sense of how you work in rehearsal with others and with new music.
You will be tested on the short selections of music with the entire choir, in small groups, and individually.
Following this rehearsal, the results of the audition process will be posted.

Note: Membership in I Cantori requires participation for the entire  academic year.

Rehearsals: Fall  Monday and Wednesday: 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Fall Choral and Orchestra Concert
Saturday, November 17, 2018 ~ 4 pm ~Ryan Concert Hall
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Spring Choral Concert
Saturday, March 30, 2019 ~ 4 pm ~ Ryan Concert Hall



Choral and Orchestra Masterworks Concert
Saturday, April 27, 2019 ~ pm @ St. Dominic Chapel



Dr. T. J. Harper, D.M.A.,
Director of Choral Activities
Smith Center for the Arts G05    401.865.2209

Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop

Opera Workshop will introduce students to the complete process of preparation for the performance of musical drama. Through work on scenes from serious and light operas, students will gain experience in musical preparation, development of dramatic characterization, stage movement and blocking, ensemble, and performance. Scenes will be presented in a final public performance at the end of the term.

Elizabeth Heath, M.M.
Interim Coordinator of Vocal Studies
Smith Center for the Arts G11     401. 865-1812

Rehearsals: Fall Semester Tuesday 4:30pm – 7:00 pm