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Join BMCC Downtown Chorus and Select Chorus to Make Beautiful Choral Music!
The Downtown Chorus is looking for many new voices to join a friendly -- and varied -- core group of singers. Singers of all experience levels and of all vocal ranges are welcome. The ability to read music is a plus but not a requirement as is prior chorale experience.
Our upcoming choral audition dates are scheduled on
Contact Dr. Yau at (212) 220-8000 ext. 7240 or e-mail at email@example.com if you are interested in auditioning for the chorus.
About the BMCC Downtown Chorus
The Borough of Manhattan Community College Downtown Chorus (www.downtownchorus.org) performs music from diverse historical periods and cultures. Members include students, faculty and staff from BMCC, as well as the residents of the downtown area.
The Downtown Chorus performs regularly on campus, including collaborations with the Downtown Symphony Orchestra on its Messiah Open Sing in December and Opera Production in May, and off campus with Manhattan Concert Productions in their spring projects at both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Rehearsals: Downtown Chorus holds regular rehearsals on Tuesdays from 7-10 p.m. at Fiterman Hall Room F-325.
About the BMCC Select Chorus
Chorus members are outstanding music students from voice and chorus classes. This Chorus has been functioning as a voluntary group; members participate in all scheduled activities without gaining any school credit. They love the art of choral singing and share what they learn with those who have a passion for music.
Among all BMCC choral and music ensembles, Select Chorus has been the most praised and recognized. Their significant achievements include the annual appearances at BMCC Honors Convocation and Commencement. In addition, Select Chorus participated at the CUNY Choral Festivals at York College and won first prize consecutively in the Classical division in the Spring of 2006 and 2007. They have also been featured in the 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, 2010 US Open with Gloria Estefan and 9/11 Memorial for Recovery Workers on May 30, 2012.
Rehearsals: Select Chorus holds regular rehearsals on Tuesdays from 4:00—6:45 p.m. at Fiterman Hall Room F-325.
About Dr. Eugenia Oi Yan Yau
The chorus's founder and artistic director is Dr. Eugenia Oi Yan Yau, Chair (Music and Art Department) and professor of music at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). At BMCC she directs the college's choirs, including the BMCC Select Chorus which she founded in 2005, and teaches voice. Dr. Yau has also served as the director of the Pace University Downtown Chorale and is currently the director of music for the children and youth at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City. The BMCC Downtown Chorus and Select Chorus rehearse on Tuesdays, September through May, at the BMCC Fiterman Hall campus, room F-325.
The first fall rehearsal is scheduled for August 29, 2017.