University Choir

The Luxembourg University Choir is a blend of energetic voices sharing harmonies that inspire the Luxembourg community.

Led by Julia Pruy, a professional music director and coached by Philippe Partridge, a professional vocal trainer, the choir is blossoming into a group notable for its willingness to perform various arrangements, in a diverse set of musical genres. Along with smaller performances scattered throughout the year, they culminate each academic term (Christmas resp. Summer Concert) with a range of performances showcasing their complete selection of works (classical to contemporary).

The choir is also a place to broaden musical horizons, many as composers and conductors as well as singers, and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet other gifted musicians. The goal of the University Chorus is to provide our singers and our audiences with a stimulating musical experience

Membership in the Chorus is open to all musicians in the campus community: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, community members. Previous singing experience and / or some sight reading skills are recommended. Acceptance into the chorus is by audition! Please feel welcome and sing along with us!

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Concert project:

The Choir of the University of Luxembourg is recruiting … new singers for its upcoming concert project 'Sunrise Mass' in the frame of the official visit of H.R.H. Grand-Duke Henri of Luxembourg in Lithuania.

The concert features the Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo. Gjeilo approaches the thirty-two minute Mass for chorus and string orchestra from a spiritual perspective wanting to share universal and humanistic experiences in the realm of his music. The text comes from the Ordinary of the Mass: Kyrie - The Spheres, Gloria - Sunrise, Credo -The City, Sanctus & Agnus Dei - Identity & The Ground.  While Gjeilo set the meaning of the Latin text respectfully and observes the traditions that masses are expected to exhibit, his overall vision for the piece lies within the titles of the work, only loosely related to the meaning of the Latin.  In so doing, he reveals a structure outside of the text; a metaphysical journey from the heavens to Earth. 

Ola Gjeilo was born on May 5th 1978, to Inge and Anne-May Gjeilo, and grew up in Skui, Norway. He began playing piano and composing when he was five years old and learned to read music when he was seven years old. Gjeilo studied classical composition with Wolfgang Plagge. From 2009-2010, Gjeilo was composer-in-residence for Phoenix Chorale. He currently resides in Manhattan, working as a freelance composer.

Beside that piece we will perform some a-Capella pieces by Lauridsen, Rheinberger, Corona, ...

The Choir of the University of Luxembourg, the Chamber Choir Pro Musica of the University of Vilnius and the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by Rasa Gelgotiene and Julia Pruy, Music Director of the University of Vilnius respectively the University of Luxembourg.

The project will be co-financed by the Ministry of Culture Luxembourg, the Embassy of Luxembourg in Lithuania as well as the 'Amis de l'Université'.

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Performances:

Friday, October 27th 2017 | Concert Vilnius ‘University Church St. Jean Baptiste & St. Jean l'Evangéliste’

Saturday, October 28th 2017 | Concert t.b.c.

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Rehearsals:

  • When: Tuesdays 7:00-9:30pm
  • Where: Campus Limpertsberg | BCE | 1st floor | Hall du Rectorat

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Audio:  CD - Best of 5 / Finest selection

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 'Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.'

Plato

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