Music at Columbia College
The Jane Froman Singers is a mixed choral ensemble of 35-40 that studies, prepares and performs primarily classic choral literature. At least one performance each year is devoted to a major work. Recent works have included Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria & Magnificat, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Mass in C Minor, Arvo Pärt's Missa Syllabica, and Henry Purcell's Dido & Aeneas. This auditioned group concertizes 2-3 times each semester and travels extensively. Recent concert tours have taken members to New York City's Carnegie Hall and to the great Cathedrals of Scotland, England, the Czech Republic and Canada. The meeting time is MWF at Noon in the Jane Froman Studio (Dorsey Hall).
The Double Sextet hails from the glory days of Christian College. This select women's ensemble of 12 has long been revered as the most prestigious performance group at Columbia College. Its proud tradition of excellence in music and in service to the college continues today as the group prepares and presents music of the jazz and popular styles. Members are selected by audition from the Jane Froman Singers. Rehearsals are held each Thursday from 12:30-1:50 p.m. in the Jane Froman Studio.
New to campus in Fall 2003, the Columbia College Chorale is an acapella ensemble of eight men that studies and presents music in the barbershop and doo-wop styles. Members are selected by audition from the Jane Froman Singers. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday at 12:30-1:50 p.m. in the Jane Froman Studio.