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Women & Concert Chorus – Brigham Young University

BYU Women Chorus : 

  1. The BYU Women’s Chorus consisted of 180 singers and performs a large number of concerts throughout the year. In 1990, the choir was not under particular person, it was conducted by a number of different faculty and graduate student. In 2005, the choir has come under the direction of Jean Simons Applonie because she also founded and conducted the Utah based women’s choir Viva Voce. Applonie has become the director of the BY Women’s Choirs in 2004. She became the first faculty member to serve as its director. Prior to that it had been directed by graduate students. The Women’s Chorus was featured with the Wind Symphony on BYU’s 2006 Home coming Spectacular. It is worldwide broadcasted by  KBYU-TV. In 2008, the choir released its first solo recording “Wondrous Love” and has appeared on several albums featuring the combined choirs. LDS songs and LDS Hymns were performed by BYU Women chorus.


 Concert Choir:

  1. The BYU Concert Choir is a mixed chorus of both men and
     Concert Choir consists of 90 men and women. This select group performs a wide variety of choral repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to modern, and all from memory. The choir was first organized by Mack Wilberg in 1984. Mack Wilberg has also written a number of songs and arrangements specifically for the ensemble. In 1999, Wilberg left BYU and Rosalind Hall stepped in to conduct the Concert Choir. Mack Wilberg became an assistant conductor for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The choir has performed at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) convention and with the Utah Symphony. The Concert Choir mostly performs in the de Jong Concert Hall on the BYU Campus, with an occasional trip to other local venues. The choir has released two albums on Tantara Records: “All Creatures of Our God and King” and “Beautiful River”. The “Five Hebrew Love Songs” by Eric Whitacre, has been awarded as best mixed choirs in the world by LDS songs and LDS Hymns were performed by BYU Concert Choir.


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