Aurora University

Performances

University Chorale

Performance, both as a soloist and as part of an ensemble, is at the core of the AU Music major. Throughout the academic year, students have opportunities to participate whether through performance or observation in-person or virtually.

2021–2022 Music Events

November 19–21, 2021
AU Opera | Perry Theatre | 7:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Reservations are not required for this free presentation.

November 29, 2021
Thomas Danner’s Senior Piano Recital | Crimi Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are not required for this free presentation.

December 3, 2021
Instrumental Ensembles Concert | Crimi Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are not required for this free presentation.

December 5, 2021
Christmas Choir Concert | Crimi Auditorium | 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

February 21, 2022
Keyboard and Voice Day | Crimi Auditorium | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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February 25, 2022
Cristian Pastorello – faculty piano recital | Crimi Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are not required for this free presentation.

Monday, February 28, 2022
Honors Student Recital | Crimi Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are not required for this free presentation.

March 3, 2022
Instrumental Ensembles Concert | Crimi Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are not required for this free presentation.

March 25-April 3, 2002
“The SpongeBob Musical” | Perry Theatre | 7:30 p.m.

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April 12, 2022
Trinity Glass’ Senior Voice Recital | Tapper Recital Hall | 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are not required for this free presentation.

April 26, 2022
Instrumental Ensembles Concert | Crimi Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are not required for this free presentation.

April 30, 2022
Spring Choir Concert | Crimi Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.

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AU Concerts and Recitals

Discover your passion for music through performance. Not only do students partake in concert settings, but AU faculty are highly-trained professionals and accomplished performers themselves. Watch the videos of Associate Professor of Music Cristian Pastorello, Adjunct Music Instructor Joyce Lawson, and the AU Chorale perform in concert.

Music Faculty Recital: Spring 2021
Cristian Pastorello: Chopin's Opus 25 No. 1
AU Chorale: Christiansen's Light Everlasting
Joyce Lawson: Ravel's Sonatine

Getting Involved

Students involved in the Music program focus on their own development in private instruction, while also discovering the specific needs of performing in a group.

AU Band rehearsal
AU Band rehearsal
AU Chamber Choir
AU Chamber Choir
Applied piano lesson
Applied piano lesson
AU Band
AU Band
AU Chorale in rehearsal
AU Chorale in rehearsal
Choir members
Choir members
Choir on tour
Choir on tour
Choir on tour at Iowa Figge Art Museum
Choir on tour at Iowa Figge Art Museum
Choir members
Choir members
Opera workshop
Opera workshop
Opera workshop
Opera workshop

Touring

AU Choir
Choir on tour at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago

Every year during the spring semester, the AU choirs embark on a concert tour to numerous locations across the United States. The tours allow students to experience a commitment to musical excellence, peer camaraderie, building teamwork skills, and learning how to consistently communicate to new audiences.