Welcome to the UNO Choirs Website
Here you can get information about the UNO Choirs, upcoming concerts, choir social events, and fundraisers. You can also contact the choirs if you would like to join us.
The UNO Chamber Choir is the premier small choral ensemble in the Department of Music. Auditions are required for membership in this ensemble, and this choir is a mix of music majors and non-music majors. All singers have an especially strong interest in singing in a small ensemble and performing challenging literature. The Chamber Choir specializes in a cappella literature, performing repertoire covering all style periods from the Renaissance to the present day and is directed by Dr. Matthew Harden.
The choir appears frequently in the metropolitan area performing at the Joslyn Art Museum, the Western Heritage Museum, area churches, and other venues. In March of 2008, the UNO Chamber Choir traveled to Xalapa, Omaha's sister city in Mexico, performed a series of concerts, and toured Veracruz, a beautiful state in eastern Mexico. In November of 2009, the Chamber Choir was chosen to perform at the Nebraska Music Educators Association Annual Conference in Lincoln. In May of 2011, the choir joined other UNO choirs and choirs from around the United States to perform Faure's Requiem in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Dr. Harden.
For more information about this choir and their current activities, please contact Dr. Matthew C. Harden
The Concert Choir is the large auditioned choral ensemble. It consists of 55-60 singers and is under the direction of Dr. Matthew Harden, the Director of Choral Activities. The choir performs large master works and performs at least one concert each year with the Omaha Symphony. The Concert Choir is made up of students from all majors and open auditions are held each fall for openings in the choir.
In addition to campus and local performances, the UNO Concert Choir has made several international tours including the countries of Lithuania, Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic, Romania, Moldova, Russia, Finland, and the Baltics. The Concert Choir returned from a very successful tour of Holland, Brussels, and Germany in May of 2007 and was in New York to perform in Carnegie Hall for the most recent tour in May of 2011. For more information about UNO's Choral Program, contact
Dr. Matthew Harden.