About the Choir

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The Collegium Musicum Choir

The choir is currently formed of more than 180 singers who come together every week to sing and perform music.
Together with the Collegium Musicum Orchestra, the choir forms the official musical ensemble of the RWTH Aachen University. Most of us are RWTH students, but some of us work at the University, or participate because of our passionate for singing. We all enjoy this great opportunity to share our love of music and escape the occasional stresses of everyday life.

Our choir is divided into the four classical vocal groups of soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. People of all different ages, backgrounds, and interests meet and develop an expressive and exciting concert program.

Besides frequent and dedicated practice, socializing and leisure programs are also part and parcel of our choir. Our diversity is reflected not only in our musicians, but also in our colorful repertoire. Each term we develop a new program and every other term this is created together with the orchestra, meaning that twice a year a fresh, musical breeze is felt in the Aula I, where all RWTH's major music ensembles are rehearsed.

The choir performs not only pompous sacred oratorios like the Requiem by Guiseppe Verdi and emotional motets like the "Miserere" by Jan Dismas Zelenka, but also modern compositions like "Thoughts of Psalms" by Miškinis or works by Ola Gjeilo. Thus, the choir is always facing new challenges, so that the rehearsals are always very varied.

While the choir's diversity and revival continue to develop, it is still a traditional university choir, based on the principles of the love of music and community. We welcome new members with open arms and invite you to check out the sounds and atmosphere during our rehearsals in the hope that you will join us and become part of the CM Choir!