If you enjoy singing at a high artistic level, making life-long friends, and the opportunity to travel, the Cal Poly Choral Ensembles have a place for you. Three choirs constitute the choral ensembles offered at Cal Poly. PolyPhonics, The University Singers, and the Early Music Ensemble perform in a variety of concerts throughout the year, principally in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center's Christopher Cohan Center.
A highly select mixed chamber ensemble. On-campus performances, choir festivals, and tours are some of the activities of this highly visible ensemble. While not required, it is encouraged that all members study voice privately.
Rehearsals: Daily except Thursday, 11:10 a.m.–12 noon
The University Singers
80-voice mixed choir which performs works for women’s and men’s chorus, as well as works for large mixed chorus. Included in its repertoire are sacred and secular works in many styles including newly composed works, as well as multicultural selections. Barbershop Included!
Rehearsals: Daily except Friday 4:10–5:00 p.m.
Early Music Ensemble
Specializes in the performance of works from the Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classic periods. Ensemble as well as solo repertoire. Members include instrumentalists as well as vocalists. Vocalists must be enrolled in at least
one other vocal ensemble.
Rehearsals: Daily except Friday 3:10–4:00 p.m.
The Cal Poly Choirs sponsor a women's and men's Barbershop Quartet. These groups perform at national and international competitions as well as at all Cal Poly Choir concerts. Membership in a Cal Poly Choir is required. Auditions are held as membership openings arise.
Student Opera Theatre
Find out more about Student Opera Theatre in our ensemble brochure.