Choral and Sacred Music

Sing With Us

Any USC student or faculty can join a choir for credit or as an extracurricular activity. Regardless of your background or level of experience, we have a choir for you!

To join a choir, please click here to sign up for Fall 2015 Voice Placement! Have questions? Email

Voice Placements for choirs are quick (10 minutes) and simple. A conductor will help guide you through a simple process and discuss any previous singing experience you may have. You don’t need to prepare anything!

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Our Ensembles

Chamber Singers (rehearses Monday & Wednesday, 2 – 3:50 pm)

Thornton’s premiere choral ensemble, the USC Thornton Chamber Singers, is directed by Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe. They have toured internationally to wide acclaim, and are one of only two American choirs selected to perform at the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music in Seoul, Korea in August 2014.

Concert Choir (rehearses Tuesday & Thursday, 2 – 3:50 pm)

The USC Thornton Concert Choir is a larger mixed choir of approximately 60 voices under the direction of Dr. Cristian Grases. Concert Choir performs music from diverse areas of the world including all musical periods. They often combine with Chamber Singers to form the USC Thornton Choral Artists.

Apollo Men’s Chorus (rehearses Monday & Wednesday, 4 – 5:50 pm)

The men of Apollo are a diverse group ranging from freshman to graduate students. Enjoy brotherhood and striving for excellence in performance of music from classical to contemporary a cappella.

Oriana Women’s Choir (rehearses Tuesday & Thursday, 4 – 5:50 pm)

The Oriana Women’s Choir welcomes any USC women to participate in this ensemble. Performances include early and modern choral music from around the world.

University Chorus (rehearses Wednesday, 7 – 8:50 pm)

The University Chorus is open to any USC student, faculty, or staff member as well as the larger university community. It provides an opportunity for members of the community to sing in a mixed chorus and perform outstanding choral music.

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Past Programs:

Apollo and Oriana Choirs (October 29, 2010)
Chamber Singers (April 8, 2011)
Concert Choir and Chamber Singers (October 17, 2010)
Concert Choir and Chamber Singers (October 22, 2010)
Concert Choir (April 1, 2011)
University Chorus (November 21, 2010)
Winter Gala 2010