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2017 Knox College Choir

Knox College Choir


Corgan Ball

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401


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The Knox College Choir is the premier choral ensemble of the College. Members of the choir come from a variety of backgrounds and academic interests. Under the direction of Professor Laura Lane, the choir performs concerts each term and tours annually.

Comprised of roughly 50 individuals possessing a wide variety of majors and minors, the choir is an extremely diverse group of students that continuously strive for one goal: to share with others their passion for singing.

Want to hear us sing? Come to a concert or check out one of our recordings.

Choir Tours

The choir tours every year during spring break, with a European tour every three or four years. In March 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2008 the choir toured Barcelona and the Catalán region of Spain, and in 2006 and 2012 the choir performed at the famed Paraninfo of the University of Barcelona. In the past few years, the choir has also toured England, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Washington, D.C., Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, and New York City.

The Choir performed at Carnegie Hall in March 2005 and again in March 2013 under the baton of their own Laura Lane. View their blog to read more about their journey.

The Knox Choir Tour 2017 CD is based off of performances from their tour in France. The CD can be purchased by emailing Laura Lane

Choir Concerts

All of the choir's concerts present a remarkably broad range of repertoire, including:

  • Renaissance motets
  • Large choral works by Bach, Mozart, and Brahms
  • World music
  • Contemporary works by American composers such as Eric Whitacre
  • World premieres of commissioned works by Daniel Godsil, Abbie Betinis, and Jaakko Mantyjarvi

The choir has worked with many talented composers and guest conductors, including Abbie Betinis, Rollo Dilworth, Moses Hogan, Dale Warland, Timothy Stalter, Ruth Watson Henderson, and Thea Musgrave.

Over the past decade, the choir has released several compact discs, including recordings from their 2010 and 2008 Spain tour, the 2006 Spain tour, their 2005 concert tour, the 2003 Spain tour, the 2002 U.S. tour, the 1999 Vienna, Salzburg and Prague tour, and the 1995 tour of England.

View the Knox College Choir Concert Schedule.

Choir Auditions

Auditions for the Knox College Choir are held every fall during orientation week for first-year students, and in May for returning students. A prepared piece is not required for choir auditions. Prospective students interested in singing at Knox are welcome to audition for a vocal scholarship with Dr. Laura Lane. A prepared solo piece IS required for the scholarship audition. Learn more about scholarship auditions.

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