These are the ensembles represented in the audio and video recordings in this online dossiér.
Frost Chorale is the premiere choral ensemble at UM, conducted and rehearsed by the Director of Choral Studies, and occasionally by graduate teaching assistants.
The Central City Chorus is a volunteer community-based organization established so that amateur singers can sing and find fellowship together. Comprised of approximately sixty volunteers, the chorus was sometimes supplemented by paid professionals during the entire season, and almost always hired a few ringers for concerts. During my two-year tenure, I moved the chorus from its more traditional musical repertoire to more exotic fare, including its first all unaccompanied concert, as well as music of Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, which is exceedingly challenging for any group of singers (as you will hear).