Exemplary Performances of the Finest in Choral Literature
Corvallis Repertory Singers
Corvallis Repertory Singers is a semi-professional mixed ensemble founded in 2000 by Dr. Steven M. Zielke, head of choral activities at Oregon State University. The singers are drawn together by their passion for sharing high quality choral music with Willamette Valley music-lovers.
Repertoire covers a range of periods and styles, with themes ranging from Music fit for a King—and a Queen to Love Gone Bad. It has included such major works as Bach's Passion According to St. John and Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vespers, sung a cappella in Old Church Slavonic. For a partial listing of works performed, click on History.
Performances are accompanied by chamber orchestra, harpsichord, organ, and/or piano, providing both audiences and performers with the experience of the music as it was meant to be heard. In several years the Singers have joined forces with the OSU-Corvallis Symphony and OSU choral groups in large works such as Orff's Carmina Burana.
Audience favorites now include the Evening of Candlelight and Carols, just before Christmas, and in the spring a bit of theater. This season it is Passion, Virtue, Revenge: Opera at the Whiteside!
Since 2008 the CRS Chamber Singers perform as a select choir-within-the-choir. This year the CRS Chamber Singers succumb to a British Invasion in January.
In January 2011 the Repertory Singers presented the Pacific NW premiere of Stabat Mater by acclaimed Welsh composer Karl Jenkins. Click here to listen to excerpts of that music.
The 2010-2011 season was sponsored in part by TriAxis Engineering.
To download and print our 2012-2013 brochure (767 KB), click here.