Vocal Performance And The Vocal Arts At Eureka – Something Worth Singing about
The Eureka College Music Department offers co-curricular opportunities to all members of the campus community through participation in two performance ensembles.
What Makes the Study of Music at Eureka College so Unique?
- Regular opportunities for performance concert tours both domestic and international.
- Regular opportunities for performances at both Regional and General (National) Assemblies of the Christian Church.
- Regular opportunities to be instructed by highly regarded performers/educators in their respective fields.
- Regular opportunities for non-majors to participate in performance ensembles or schedule private studio lessons.
Vocal Groups – Find Your Musical Niche
The Eureka College Chorale
The Chorale is a mixed chorus dedicated to the performance of a wide variety of European and American choral music – sacred, secular, and popular. The college chorale’s musical sensitivity, energy, and unique sound is a testament to the dedication and talent of its singers.
Membership in the chorale is open to all students at Eureka College, regardless of class year or major; the most important prerequisite is that singers are willing to learn and dedicate themselves to choral performance excellence.
Rehearsals are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3–4 pm.
The Eureka College Chorale has conducted concert tours in Canada, New England, England, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
New singer auditions are held at the beginning of each semester and consist of a ten minute session with Dr. Joseph D. Henry, the Director of Choral Activities. Singers will not be required to audition a prepared piece of music.
For more information, contact the director (email) or call 309-467-6397.
The Eureka College Chamber Singers
The Eureka College Chamber Singers is a mixed chorus of 18 auditioned voices that specializes in chamber choral and vocal works from the Renaissance era to the contemporary period. In addition to local performances the Chamber Singers have toured domestically and internationally where they have established a reputation of excellence in choral music performance.
In early December, the Eureka College Chamber Singers annually present the very popular and highly successful, Renaissance Christmas Dinner in the Terrill Rooms of the Donald B. Cerf Center.
The Chamber Singers rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4–5:15 pm.
Membership is open to all Eureka College students through audition. Prerequisite: Continued membership in the Eureka College Chorale.