The Northeastern University Choral Soci­ety fos­ters aes­thetic and edu­ca­tional expe­ri­ences through the rehearsal and per­for­mance of choral music, and pro­motes har­mo­nious social inter­ac­tion among mem­bers of the North­east­ern community. Mem­bers of the Choral Soci­ety come from all back­grounds and majors, and any inter­ested mem­ber of the NU com­mu­nity (student, faculty, staff) is eli­gi­ble to join. Chorus is an extracur­ric­u­lar activ­ity for many, but can also be taken as a free 1-credit elec­tive by reg­is­ter­ing for MUS U904. Rehearsals are held gen­er­ally on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:30 pm in the Fenway Center. The Chamber Singers is a smaller, balanced ensemble that rehearses on Wednes­day from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. We generally rehearse and perform in the Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen Street (corner of Gainsborough), Boston.

Fall 2014

Wednesday 9/3/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 9/10/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 9/17/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Monday 9/22/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal CSC Ballroom
Wednesday 10/1/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Sunday 10/5/14 5:00 – 7:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 10/15/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 10/22/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 10/29/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Sunday 11/2/14 2:00 – 6:00 sectionals Ryder Hall
Wednesday 11/5/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 11/12/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 11/19/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Thursday 11/20/14 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Saturday 11/22/14 5:30 – 7:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Saturday 11/22/14 8:00 – 10:00 concert Fenway Center

PROGRAM Oja Gjeilo, O Magnum Mysterium (chamber singers) Sarah Hopkins, Past Life Melodies (tutti) Ernani Aguiar, Salmo 150 (chamber singers) intermission Beethoven, Mass in C (tutti) Handel, “Hallelujah Chorus” (tutti) Click here for MIDI files for each voice part of Beethoven’s Mass in C.

Spring 2015

Wednesday 1/14/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 1/21/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 1/28/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 2/4/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 2/11/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 2/18/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal CSC Ballroom
Wednesday 2/25/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 3/4/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal CSC Ballroom
Wednesday 3/11/15 no rehearsal – spring break
Wednesday 3/18/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 3/25/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 4/1/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 4/8/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Wednesday 4/15/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Thursday 4/16/15 6:00 – 8:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Saturday 4/18/15 5:30 – 7:30 rehearsal Fenway Center
Saturday 4/18/15 8:00 – 10:00 concert Fenway Center

PROGRAM Guest conductor spring semester: Amy Lieberman

Elijah Botkin, The Closed Town
NU Chamber Singers, with String Quartet and chimes

Ross Lee Finney,  Spherical Madrigals (excerpts)
NU Chamber Singers

Gerald Finzi, Magnificat
NU Choral Society and String Orchestra


Franz Joseph Haydn, Missa in Angustiis, “Lord Nelson”
NU Choral Society and Orchestra

AUDITIONS for Concert Chorus are held after and during rehearsals for the first few weeks of the semester, or by appointment. To audition successfully, a singer will display

  • good vocal quality (you’ll sing some scales for us),
  • a good sense of pitch (you’ll sing back a few notes that we play on the piano),
  • and the ability to sing your own part confidently (you’ll sing–in quartet–something you just learned in rehearsal).

Those who display exceptional talent and dedication may be considered each semester for membership in the Chamber Singers.

Josh 3x3 Director Joshua R. Jacobson holds a Bachelors degree in Music from Harvard College, a Masters in Choral Conducting from the New England Conservatory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Jacobson is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Northeastern University, where he served nine years as Music Department Chairman.He is also the founder and director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston, a world-renowned ensemble, specializing in Hebrew music. He has conducted workshops on choral music for various groups, including the American Choral Directors Association, and has guest conducted a number of ensembles, including the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Bulgarian National Symphony and Chorus, the New England Conservatory Orchestra and the Boston Lyric Opera Company. He has also writtenthree books, lots of articles on various aspects of choral music, and more than one hundred published compositions, arrangements and editions, which have been published and performed throughout the world.

Edwin Swanborn, Accompanist, studied with Dr. Anthony Newman at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, and has participated in master classes with Gustav Leonhardt and Anton Heiller. Mr. Swanborn is Music Director of the historic First Parish Church in Duxbury, Massachusetts. He is also the Artistic Director of the Candlelight Concert Series of Duxbury, a nationally recognized chamber music series. Founder-Director of the Boston Baroque Chamber Players and harpsichordist of the Atlanta Virtuosi, solo and chamber music engagements have taken him to all corners of the United States as well as to Mexico, Canada, and Europe. Mr. Swanborn has made several compact disc recordings, which have been enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike.

Section Leaders

Soprano Emily Manny
Speech Pathology , 2017

Alto Kayla Gomes
Physical Therapy , 2018

Tenor Zach Zahnzinger
Music, 2016

Bass Elijah Botkin
Music, 2015

Officers — Spring, 2015

President Elijah Botkin
Music, 2015

Vice President/Personnel Manager Stephen McCarthy
Biology, 2015

Treasurer Hiro Herfert
Finance, 2015

Equipment Manager Francis Nimick
Computer Science, 2015

Officers — Fall, 2015

President Zach Zahnzinger
Music, 2016

Vice President/Personnel Manager Justin Reddington
Engineering 2017

Treasurer Tara Kane
Behavioral Neuroscience, 2019

Equipment Manager Niall Peters
Engineering, 2018

1981 Fall

Terri Buckley – Musical Excellence Diane Stickles – Organizational Leadership

1982 Winter

Diane Stickles – Musical Excellence Andries Daamen – Organizational Leadership

1982 Spring

William Hildebrandt – Musical Excellence Lori Ricci – Organizational Leadership

1982 Fall

Helene Goldstein – Musical Excellence John Wright – Organizational Leadership

1983 Winter

Cathy Read – Musical Excellence Lee Fonfara – Organizational Leadership

1983 Spring

Fred Toilolo – Musical Excellence Helene Goldstein – Organizational Leadership

1983 Fall

Melissa Pollard – Musical Excellence Fred Toilolo – Organizational Leadership

1984 Winter

Diane Milley – Musical Excellence Rex Vanveldhuisen – Organizational Leadership

1984 Spring

Alicia Bell – Musical Excellence Lauren Lomasney – Organizational Leadership

1984 Fall

Andrew Resnick – Musical Excellence Betsy Macinnis – Organizational Leadership

1985 Winter

Betsy Maccinis – Musical Excellence Eric Hoover – Organizational Leadership

1985 Spring

Lauren Lomasney – Musical Excellence Andrew Resnick – Organizational Leadership

1985 Fall

Emily Smith – Musical Excellence Paul Godfrey – Organizational Leadership

1986 Winter

Norma Buckman – Musical Excellence Melissa Boutilett – Organizational Leadership

1986 Spring

Sandy Plant – Musical Excellence Emily Smith – Organizational Leadership

1986 Fall

Annapia Niedzielski – Musical Excellence Michelle Sweet – Organizational Leadership

1987 Winter

Tom Branca – Musical Excellence Jon Knapp – Organizational Leadership

1987 Spring

Jon Knapp – Musical Excellence Chris Quimby – Organizational Leadership

1987 Fall

Debbie Henriksen – Musical Excellence Debbie Coutu – Organizational Leadership Debbie Henriksen – Voice Lessons Scholarship Emily Smith – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1988 Winter

Jim Walsh – Musical Excellence David Matthews – Organizational Leadership Joe Bashour – Voice Lessons Scholarship Nancy Tompkins – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1988 Spring

Sallyann Dufault – Musical Excellence Gina Fatutta – Organizational Leadership Michelle Sweet – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1988 Fall

Joe Bashour – Musical Excellence Sonja Gurian – Organizational Leadership Denise LeGault – Voice Lessons Scholarship David Matthews – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1989 Winter

Chip Claflin – Musical Excellence Lauren Hooper – Organizational Leadership Emily Tafe – Voice Lessons Scholarship Sean Jackson – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1989 Spring

Gina Fatutta – Musical Excellence Debbie Henriksen – Organizational Leadership Gina Fatutta – Voice Lessons Scholarship Shanta Williams – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1989 Fall

Michelle Sweet – Musical Excellence Alex Mendrinos – Organizational Leadership Aaron Pina – Voice Lessons Scholarship Stephanie Carter – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1990 Winter

Debbie Henriksen – Musical Excellence Debbie Coutu – Organizational Leadership Debbie Henriksen – Voice Lessons Scholarship Emily Smith – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1990 Winter

Brian Huff – Musical Excellence Sabrina Sperow – Organizational Leadership Sabrina Sperow – Voice Lessons Scholarship Ed Desmond – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1990 Spring

Timothy Regan – Musical Excellence Sarah Cass – Organizational Leadership Angela Vieria – Voice Lessons Scholarship Alex Mendrinos – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1990 Fall

Mike Colena – Musical Excellence Ed Desmond – Organizational Leadership Sabrina Sperow – Voice Lessons Scholarship Tim Hope – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1991 Winter

Lauren Hooper – Musical Excellence James DeSelms – Organizational Leadership Sarah Cass – Voice Lessons Scholarship Todd Rohs – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1991 Spring

Todd Rohs – Musical Excellence Heather Anne White – Organizational Leadership Ed Desmond – Voice Lessons Scholarship Susan Macallum – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1991 Fall

James DeSelms – Musical Excellence Mike Colena – Organizational Leadership Kristin Helms – Voice Lessons Scholarship Suzanne Mooney – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1992 Winter

Ed Desmond – Musical Excellence Neda Joury – Organizational Leadership Peter Grossi – Voice Lessons Scholarship Paolo Ricci – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1992 Spring

Damon Tyson – Musical Excellence Suzanne Mooney – Organizational Leadership Mike Colena – Voice Lessons Scholarship James DeSelms – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1992 Fall

Matthew Wojcik – Musical Excellence Brian Hollander – Organizational Leadership Joy Laput – Voice Lessons Scholarship Lisa Savoie – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1993 Winter

Adam Fumia – Musical Excellence Melissa Macri – Organizational Leadership Adam Fumia – Voice Lessons Scholarship Claudy Merlain – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1993 Spring

Melissa Macri – Musical Excellence Adam Fumia – Organizational Leadership Aaron Pyman – Voice Lessons Scholarship Melissa Macri – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1993 Fall

Teresa Buenpacifico – Musical Excellence Alex Hall – Organizational Leadership Damon Tyson – Voice Lessons Scholarship Rebecca Dowd – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1994 Winter

Virgil Bozeman – Musical Excellence Ed Brady – Organizational Leadership Chad McQueen – Voice Lessons Scholarship Andrea Levin – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1994 Spring

Christine Tall – Musical Excellence Chad McQueen – Organizational Leadership Nicole Walker – Voice Lessons Scholarship Xiomara Pique – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1994 Fall

Nicole Walker – Musical Excellence Liz Porter – Organizational Leadership Jen Guerriero – Voice Lessons Scholarship Christine Tall – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1995 Winter

Rebecca Dowd – Musical Excellence Sarah Heile – Organizational Leadership Adam Fumia – Voice Lessons Scholarship Sarah Heile – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1995 Spring

Anna White – Musical Excellence Todd Rohs – Organizational Leadership April Lavalee – Voice Lessons Scholarship Joanna Lampert – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1995 Fall

Sarah Heile – Musical Excellence Alison Cohen – Organizational Leadership Trinja Owens – Voice Lessons Scholarship Alex Hall – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1996 Winter

Eileen Olifiers – Musical Excellence Rebecca Dowd – Organizational Leadership Jessica Kane – Voice Lessons Scholarship Megan Brachtl – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1996 Spring

Megan Brachtl – Musical Excellence Joanne Frattaroli – Organizational Leadership Melissa Alosso – Voice Lessons Scholarship Demitra Orfanos – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1996 Fall

Jessica Kane – Musical Excellence Ja-Naé Duane – Organizational Leadership Ja-Naé Duane – Voice Lessons Scholarship David Peckham – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1997 Winter

Alexander Hall – Musical Excellence Greta Glielmi – Organizational Leadership Erin Seaver – Voice Lessons Scholarship Jennifer Donohue – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1997 Spring

Erin Seaver – Musical Excellence Virgil Bozeman – Organizational Leadership Troy Cumbo – Voice Lessons Scholarship Virgil Bozeman – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1997 Fall

Troy Cumbo – Musical Excellence Tricia Lillis – Organizational Leadership Maya Mohan – Voice Lessons Scholarship David Peckham – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1998 Winter

Ja-Neé Duane – Musical Excellence Karen Albergo – Organizational Leadership Kevin Cornelius – Voice Lessons Scholarship Greta Glielmi – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1998 Spring

Maya Mohan – Musical Excellence Julie Ryder – Organizational Leadership Kara Boyer – Voice Lessons Scholarship Tim Wheelock – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1998 Fall

Austin Cornelius – Musical Excellence Erica Edelson – Organizational Leadership Katie Walczyk – Voice Lessons Scholarship Henry Lu – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1999 Winter

Melissa Alosso – Musical Excellence Kate Mitchell – Organizational Leadership Tim Wheelock – Voice Lessons Scholarship Erin Seaver – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1999 Spring

Tim Wheelock – Musical Excellence Stephen Arguetta – Organizational Leadership Stephen Arguetta – Voice Lessons Scholarship Karen Albergo – Voice Lessons Scholarship

1999 Fall

Stephen Arguetta – Musical Excellence Kristin Pitocco – Organizational Leadership Ja-Neé Duane – Voice Lessons Scholarship Troy Gunther – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2000 Winter

Matt Craig – Musical Excellence Jennifer Sosa – Organizational Leadership Liz Baraff – Voice Lessons Scholarship Jennifer Sosa – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2000 Spring

Jeremy Williams – Musical Excellence Nicole Martin – Organizational Leadership Laura Woollett – Voice Lessons Scholarship David Peckham – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2000 Fall

Christina Zolko – Musical Excellence Jane Mathieu – Organizational Leadership Christina Zolko – Voice Lessons Scholarship Matt Craig – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2001 Winter

Jeremy Labonte – Musical Excellence Laura Woollett – Organizational Leadership Fay Gerbes – Voice Lessons Scholarship Jane Mathieu – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2001 Spring

Michael King – Musical Excellence Laura Held – Organizational Leadership Amie Brehm – Voice Lessons Scholarship Gina Mastrantuone – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2001 Fall

Gina Mastrantuone – Musical Excellence Sarah Arnold – Organizational Leadership Sarah Mikus – Voice Lessons Scholarship Gisela Schimke – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2002 Winter

Jen Sosa – Musical Excellence Christina Zolko – Organizational Leadership Sarah Arnold – Voice Lessons Scholarship Jeremy Williams – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2002 Spring

Jane Mathieu – Musical Excellence Stephen Ewing – Organizational Leadership Kate Rode – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2002 Fall

Amie Brehm – Musical Excellence Stacy Kaloyanides – Organizational Leadership Spencer Clarke – Voice Lessons Scholarship Amie Brehm – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2003 Winter

Kate Rode – Musical Excellence Jeremy LaBonte – Organizational Leadership Ben Schneider – Voice Lessons Scholarship Carly Assael – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2003 Spring

Laura Held – Musical Excellence Spencer Clarke – Organizational Leadership Heather Jones – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2003 Fall

Katherine Kikes – Musical Excellence Sarah Mikus – Organizational Leadership Lindsay Whalen – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2004 Spring

Lindsay Whalen – Musical Excellence Katherine Kikes – Organizational Leadership

2004 Fall

Anthony McBrayer – Musical Excellence Michael Bambuch – Organizational Leadership Clair O’Neill – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2005 Spring

Josh Jordan – Musical Excellence Robert Fitch- Organizational Leadership Josh Jordan – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2005 Fall

Corey Tolbert – Musical Excellence Karen Morris – Organizational Leadership Claire O’Neill – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2006 Spring

Michael Bambuch – Musical Excellence Marsha White – Organizational Leadership Katherine Kikes – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2006 Fall

Geoff Hale – Musical Excellence Michael Sovak – Organizational Leadership Samantha Basso – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2007 Spring

Michael Sovak – Musical Excellence Neen Certo – Organizational Leadership Geoff Hale – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2007 Fall

Samantha Basso – Musical Excellence Joe Masciocco – Organizational Leadership Corey Holland – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2008 Spring

Yui Anzai – Musical Excellence Brian Dixon – Organizational Leadership Yui Anzai – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2008 Fall

Shams Ahmed – Musical Excellence Sarah Berner – Organizational Leadership Patrick Merrill- Voice Lessons Scholarship

2009 Spring

Sarah Berner – Musical Excellence Jordyn Linsk – Organizational Leadership

2009 Fall

Melody Rabe – Musical Excellence Brenda Ann Gale – Organizational Leadership Michael Fiorenza – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2010 Spring

Emily Audley – Musical Excellence Melissa Sinclair – Organizational Leadership Sarah Shepherd – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2010 Fall

Natasha Herman – Musical Excellence Tessa Komine – Organizational Leadership George Banis – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2011 Spring

Heather Viola – Musical Excellence Melody Rabe – Organizational Leadership Heather Viola – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2011 Fall

Anna Neumann – Musical Excellence Aislinn Kane – Organizational Leadership Terrell Hunt – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2012 Spring

Angie Sassi – Musical Excellence Anna Neumann – Organizational Leadership Aislinn Kane – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2012 Fall

Stephen McCarthy – Musical Excellence Stephanie Ehrlich – Organizational Leadership Christina Trivelli – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2013 Spring

George Banis – Musical Excellence Kameron Kirk – Organizational Leadership Jacob Siegel – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2013 Fall

Sarah Hindenach – Musical Excellence Heather Viola – Organizational Leadership Zach Zahnzinger – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2014 Spring

Emily Manny – Musical Excellence Stephanie Leahy – Organizational Leadership Elijah Botkin – Voice Lessons Scholarship

2014 Fall

Elijah Botkin – Musical Excellence Emma Ouellette – Organizational Leadership Emily Manny – Voice Lessons Scholarship Aislinn Kane – Voice Lessons Scholarship

The concert uniform for the NUCS is as follows: Men wear black tuxedo jackets, black bow ties, black pants (either tux pants or plain dress pants), black shoes (shined), black socks and white shirts.  The shirt could be a tux shirt or a plain white dress shirt. The NUCS has a few tux jackets to lend to men who may not have their own; men must provide their own bowties. Women The chorus will lend each woman a long black skirt. The skirt must be returned after the performance. Each woman will wear a formal long-sleeved black blouse (you must purchase your own blouse), black formal (but comfortable) shoes, and black nylons. Tutti: Please, no strong perfume or flashy jewelry. And please shower and apply deodorant before the concert. Keezers in Cambridge is a good place to buy (or rent) tuxedos. Cousin’s is in Connecticut, but you can buy tuxes and gowns on line. Cheap Tux Dot Com is another on-line store. Simco is another on-line store. New Era Factory Outlet has good prices on tuxedos (800-875-4959).

Fall concert, 2014

Spring Concert 2013

NU Choral Society concert at the Fenway Center, March 24, 2013

December Concert 2012

Spring Concert 2012

The NU Chorus and the Huntington Orchestra at the Fenway Center on March 25, 2012

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem

Winter Concert 2011

The NU Chorus and the Huntington Orchestra at the Fenway Center on December 3, 2011

Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria

Franz Schubert – Mass in G

Concert: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
 in The Fenway Center $13, $3 for students The Northeastern University Choral Society together with the Huntington Orchestra present Beethoven’s dramatic Mass in C. Also on the program are Oja Gjeilo’s mystical setting of “O Magnum Mysterium,” Sarah Hopkins’s “Past Life Melodies” based on Australian Aboriginal chant, and Ernani Aguilar’s Latin-American style setting of Psalm 150. At the conclusion of the concert the audience is invited to join in an open sing of Handel’s monumental “Hallelujah Chorus.” Prof. Joshua Jacobson directs. Purchase tickets through the NU Box Office.

Fall 2012

Sarah Hindenach (2017) Hayley Keller (2017)

Fall 2013

Ryan Hannon (2018) Emily Manny  (2017)

Fall 2014

Carly Hicks (2019) Ryan Harrigan  (2019)

Haydn’s Nelson Mass (Kyrie Eleison)

Mozart’s Ave Verum

Haydn’s The Creation

Star Spangled Banner

Obey the Spirit of the Lord

Gershwin’s Big Boat

Mozart’s Requiem (Kyrie Eleison)

Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata

Anthony Paul De Ritis’ Dedication