The UCR Chamber Singers, conducted by Dr. Ruth Charloff, is a mixed chorus of about 30 members, performing mainly a cappella music spanning six centuries. Our recent eclectic and lively programs have featured composers Fauré, Schütz, Rachmaninoff, Pärt, Vaughan Williams, Rautavaara, Whitacre, Ginastera, Biebl, Copland, Ligeti, Piazzolla, Shatin, Brahms, Hildegard of Bingen, and many others, as well as madrigals and shape note songs, carols arranged by Caracciola, Young and Holst, and spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan, André Thomas and William Dawson. We frequently collaborate with instrumental ensembles for such works as Bach cantatas and a Schubert mass. The chorus is committed to presenting music by UCR composers, including Byron Adams's recent Trois Illuminations for chorus and harp. Our singers include members of the Riverside community as well as UCR students. Admission is by audition with Dr. Charloff. For more information, please call (951) 827-5412.
photo credit: Mike Atienza Performing Arts Admin 2003