The chorus for
this society, based at UI’s School of Music in Urbana-Champaign, is made up of a large
amount of singers from within the university campus along with people who
live in the local area.
They have been
led by choral conductors that include Chester L Alwes,
the Professor Emeritus Fred Stoltzfus and the visiting
professor and choral director Kristina Boerger.
The chorus performs
a major work every semester with some of them including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Brahms’ Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Orff’s Carmina Burana
and Verdi’s Requiem. These performances have been made
with Illini Symphony, the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony