Ensembles

Concert Choir

The Northern Illinois University Concert Choir is a 65-voice select mixed choir that performs music from the sixteenth century to the present. This ensemble has consistently been praised for its vibrant musicality and ability to perform in a wide range of musical styles. 

A demanding performance schedule includes concerts on and off campus.  On-campus events include Choral Collage Concerts, Choir Days, the Annual Holiday Concert, Composer's Concert featuring newly-composed works by NIU faculty and graduate students, and many collaborative performances with NIU's instrumental ensembles.

Off-campus events include high school tours, invited appearances at conventions, and the IL-ACDA Collegiate Choral Festival. During the 1999-2000 academic year Concert Choir performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Elgin Symphony and Prokofieff's Alexander Nevsky with the Chicago Sinfonietta in Orchestra Hall. Other collaborations with regional symphonies include Orff's Carmina Burana, and Bernstein's Mass.