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Community Choral Society

Community Choral Society (CCS) is a mixed choir open to SIUE students, as well as singers in the community. It is truly a pleasure to gather with people of all ages and professions who love to sing good music. Last year, singers in this ensemble ranged in age from 18-78 years old; professions include teachers, homemakers, politicians and sod farmers. Everyone benefits when each singer brings his/her own background and experience to the ensemble.

Credit is available for this course, although most singers simply join the choir. No audition is necessary. About 50 members strong, the CCS has a long, proud tradition thanks to its founder, Dr. Leonard Van Camp.

CCS covers a wide variety of styles from Renaissance to Broadway to Spirituals. In addition to fall and spring concerts, CCS prepares major works for performance with the SIUE orchestra. Recent past works include Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s Cantata 140 Wachet auf, and Brahm’s Nänie.

Course credit is available for this ensemble. Singers have the option of enrolling in the course for credit or joining CCS by paying an annual membership fee of $50.

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