Concert Choir repertoire includes music from all eras and styles, exploring the music and traditions of countries from around the world with a strong emphasis on the music of Latin America. The ensemble has enjoyed a long tradition of excellence in choral music with performances at regional, national, and international festivals.
Concert Choir’s notable film music collaborations led to the performance of works by distinguished film composers such as John Williams and Howard Shore; Beethoven’s Symphony #9; Bach’s Mass in B Minor; and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Appearances at Walt Disney Concert Hall include Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess, Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and Britten’s War Requiem.
Concert Choir contains approximately 50 auditioned singers, conducted by faculty member Dr. Cristian Grases along with an Assistant Conductor.
Concert Choir conductor Cristian Grases is a lauded conductor, composer, clinician, & pedagogue.
The following graduate teaching assistants are currently aiding choral ensembles at USC Thornton.
Mike Raleigh, Apollo Chorus
Collin Boothby, Chamber Singers
Connor Scott, Chamber Singers
Duncan Tuomi, Choral & Sacred Music
Han-Ah Park, Choral & Sacred Music
Shijia Ye, Concert Choir
Ali Sandweiss Hodges, Oriana Choir
Ann Chen, University Chorus
Concert Choir is offered at USC Thornton through the Choral and Sacred Music Program.
Concert Choir typically performs one solo concert every fall and spring semester, in addition to singing at the annual Winter Gala.