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SLU's University Chorus Accepting Spring 2016 Members


Last updated 1/14/2016 at 6:29am

CANTON, New York — St. Lawrence University’s University Chorus is accepting new members for the Spring 2016 semester.

The theme this semester will be songs of the 1960s folk revival, including music of protest, peace and love. Artists such as Peter, Paul and Mary; Pete Seeger; Bob Dylan; the 3 J’s—Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins—Simon and Garfunkel; The Byrds and others will be featured. Songs will include “Blowin’ in the Wind;” “Turn, Turn, Turn;” “If I Had a Hammer;” “Sounds of Silence;” “Woodstock;” “The Times They Are a-Changin’;” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone;” among others. Barb Heller, host of North Country Public Radio’s “String Fever,” will be the special guest artist.

Interested singers should contact director Barry Torres at or 315-229-5171 for membership information. All voice parts are welcome. Rehearsals will take place Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. beginning on Jan. 26. New members will be accepted until Tuesday, Feb. 2.

The concert will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.

As Canton's community chorus, University Chorus brings together the vocal talents of students, faculty and staff, and community members. They perform a varied repertoire in theme-oriented concerts, often with instrumental accompaniment, in the best tradition of American community choral singing.

For more information, visit the Department of Music at

About St. Lawrence University:

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit


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