Upcoming Events, Spring Concert: 2013

Verdi's Requiem

8pm Friday May 3, 2013
3pm Sunday May 5, 2013
19 Church Street
Cortland, NY


The Choral Union

a tradition of excellence

Cortland, NY

Stephen B. Wilson: Director

Alan Giambattista: Piano


Past Events:

2011 Fall: Holiday Concert
2011 Spring: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
2010 Fall: Baroque Concert and Holiday Concert
2010 Spring: St. Matthew Passion at 19 Church Street
2009 Fall at St. Mary's Church
2009 Spring
2008 Fall

2008 Spring
2007 Fall
2007 Spring
    Franz Schubert - Mass in G
    Benjamin Britten - Hymn to St. Cecilia

2006 Fall
     Lloyd Pfautsch - A Day for Dancing
     J.S. Bach - Cantata 61: Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland

2006 Spring:
     Beethoven - To the Distant Beloved
     Mozart - Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

2005 Fall:
     Beethoven Mass in C

Czech Republic

Mozart Requiem

Choral Union Spring 2013 Concert

Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi

8pm Friday May 3, 2013
3pm Sunday May 5, 2013
19 Church Street
Cortland, NY


The Choral Union is a mixed voice (SATB) ensemble of 60-75 singers affiliated with the Department of Performing Arts at SUNY Cortland. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for Cortland students, faculty and staff to join adult volunteer singers of central New York in performing the masterworks of the choral tradition, under the direction of a trained, experienced professional conductor. While there is no audition required for membership, experience in and commitment to artistic choral singing is expected. All interested singers are welcome.


Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grace Holy Spirit Church on Court St. in Cortland. Music is provided, and there is no audition nor membership fee required. Anyone wishing further information should contact Wilson at 607-753-4615.

It is expected that all singers will bring a pencil with eraser to each rehearsal, and will mark scores lightly when directed by the conductor. No score should be marked in ink!

Rehearsal tapes/CDs that highlight individual voice parts will be available.

Attendance Policy:

The conductor recognizes that talented singers are usually busy people, whose time is much in demand. But attendance at virtually all rehearsals is necessary for an artistically rewarding performance. It is therefore hoped that singers will miss no more than three (3) rehearsals during the concert season. It is expected that when rehearsals are missed, the singer will compensate for the absence by working independently on the music before the subsequent rehearsal. The conductor pledges to avoid calling extra rehearsals except under the most extreme circumstances, and it is hoped that the singers will be equally diligent in attending scheduled sessions.


There are no membership dues, and the music is loaned to singers free of charge, but it is urgently requested that members donate an amount of their choice to help pay for the services of our professional pianist. Donations can be given to the conductor, or directly to the pianist. Because this is a strictly voluntary contribution, no record of any kind will be kept of the donations.

Concert Attire:

Women will wear a long black skirt, black dress shoes, and white blouse (long sleeve is preferable).
Men will wear a dark suit (tuxedo, if you have one), white dress shirt, black bow tie and black dress shoes and socks.

Link to: Cortland Music Website