Music Ensembles

Division of Communications, Fine Arts and Literature

From Psalm 42 by Felix Mendelssohn sung by the Bridgewater Oratorio Choir
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Choral Ensembles

  • A Capella Choir – small group of students specializing in arrangements of popular music and musical theatre pieces.
  • Concert Choir – large choral ensemble. Performances on campus throughout the year. Regional touring in the spring.
  • Chorale – 24-voice, select ensemble. Audition required. Members of the Chorale are also members of the Concert Choir. Performances on campus throughout the year. Regional touring in the spring.
  • Gospel Choir – open to all students. Focuses on the uplifting messages in gospel music.
  • Oratorio Choir – large choral ensemble open to all students and other members of the BC community. No audition required. Rehearsals and concert in the fall semester.

Videos of Choral Ensembles


Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli performed by the Bridgewater College Symphonic Band

Instrumental Ensembles

  • Chamber Music Ensembles – small ensembles formed to accommodate special musical interests.
  • Handbell Choir – four-octave choir, student-directed
  • Symphonic Band – large wind and percussion ensemble plays concert repertory. Audition required.
  • Jazz Ensemble – performs traditional jazz, music of the big bands and progressive jazz. Audition required.
  • Jazz Combo – multiple jazz combos focusing on improvisation, jazz forms and history. All instrumentalists are invited to join. No audition required.
  • Pep Band – open to all students. Plays at home basketball and football games, providing spirited music for Eagles fans and cheerleaders.
  • Strings – chamber music ensembles perform trios, quartets and works with piano. Beginning ensemble available. String players also have the opportunity to audition for large ensembles at a nearby university.

Miscellaneous Ensembles

  • Film Music Collective – students create and perform scores for silent films.
  • Outspoken – College praise band performs at weekly chapel services. Includes singers, guitars, keyboards and rhythm.

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