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, has an international reputation of excellence. Under the direction of Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, the Chamber Singers have performed with Sir Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Jennifer Hudson, and many other artists in concert. Most recently, they were featured performers at the 2015 American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Salt Lake City, the 2014 World Choral Symposium on Choral Music in Seoul, Korea, and the 2014 Chinese International Choral Festival in Beijing.

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

The USC Thornton Concert Choir is a 50-60 mixed voice choir under the direction of Dr. Cristian Grases. This ensemble performs a diverse repertoire of music from all over the world, including all musical periods. Most recently, they have been selected as featured performers at the 2015 National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference in Portland, Oregon. They often combine with Chamber Singers for performances of larger works.

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