A small choral ensemble consisting of 26 auditioned singers from across the university. Camerata performs a wide variety of works drawn from the expansive choral repertoire: including Renaissance motets and madrigals, folksongs, German part songs, Russian sacred liturgies, American spirituals, and new American concert works. Camerata has also performed choral masterworks with the Handel Choir of Baltimore and the Howard County Concert Orchestra.
Dr. Stephen Caracciolo, Conductor
When does Camerata (MUSC 303) rehearse?
Tenors and Basses, Tuesdays 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Sopranos and Altos, Thursdays 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Tutti, including Camerata alumni and auditioned community singers, Wednesdays 7:30pm – 9:00pm
All rehearsals are held in the beautiful Linehan Concert Hall located in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building.
Who should audition for Camerata?
Any UMBC undergraduate or graduate student and community singers with significant choral experience, music reading skills, a commitment to expressive singing, and a creative imagination.
If you like to sing in a variety of languages; if you enjoy the challenge of studying literature that searches for beauty and truth and is inclusive of many traditions, styles, and eras from cultural history; if you seek to make music with a professional conductor and with others who share your passion for the art of choral singing, then Camerata is for you, and you are encouraged to audition for a seat in the ensemble.
What are the additional things for which singers are responsible?
Sopranos and Altos are required to own or purchase black concert attire. Information will be supplied the second week of the semester. Tenors and basses are required to own a black suit, a solid black silk necktie, a black shirt, a black belt, and black dress shoes.
In addition, all singers are required to purchase scores from the UMBC Bookstore in time for the first rehearsal. Semester packets are typically no more than $25 or so.