BYU Men’s Chorus – Largest All Male Collegiate Chorus Continues to Gain Popularity


 

 

Boasting the nation’s largest all male collegiate chorus group, the Brigham Young University Men’s Chorus has found acclaim not only in the United States but abroad. Founded in 1958, the Chorus has gained more attention outside the western United States in the last 15 plus years.

 

 

BYU Men's Chorus

BYU Men's Chorus

 

Over 400 BYU students in the Provo, Utah campus audition for the group each year for 190 spots.   The Chorus is known for entertaining performing pieces like their signature African Christmas Hymn Betelehemu” in which the Chorus adds rhythmic clapping and swaying to their singing or enthusiastically singing a traditional rousing American Folk song like “Polly Wolly Doodle.”    They are the most popular chorus group and one of the most popular performing groups that BYU has produced.

 

They have released five CD’s in their history, all excellent strong choral music pieces and one of the best all male choral presentations that I have ever heard.

Praise Him

Praise Him

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD Titles include:

 

  • Praise Him!
  • The Road Home
  • A Celebration of Christmas
  • Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns
  • Songs of Praise and Remembrance

 

Some of the interesting facts about the members of the BYU Chorus is that very few of them are music majors and most of them represent a diverse group of college majors. The vast majority of  chorus members also are returned missionaries who have already completed voluntary two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

 

 

 

I highly recommend that you visit their site ,and if you are fan of  choral music,  buy one, if not all of their CD’s ,  the BYU Men’s Chorus will be a great addition to your music library.

 

 

BYU Men’s Chorus Official Web Site:  menschorus.byu.edu/

2 thoughts on “BYU Men’s Chorus – Largest All Male Collegiate Chorus Continues to Gain Popularity

  1. I have arranged Paul Simon’s “Bridge over Troubled Water” for male chorus. It has been performed successfully by the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club. Other arrangements of mine have been performed by the University Glee Club of New York City. If you send me your email, I will be happy to send it to you.

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