Concert Choir

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The Macalester Concert Choir, directed by Michael McGaghie, is the premier choral ensemble of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. The singers in the Concert Choir are full-time, undergraduate music and non-music major students committed to innovative and quality performances and community outreach through choral music. Repertoire of the choir includes both a capella and accompanied music from Western and Non-Western vocal traditions. The Macalester College Concert Choir tours annually throughout the United States or abroad. Past international tours have included Japan, Scotland, Poland, Costa Rica and other countries throughout the world. Under the leadership of Dr. Dale Warland from 1966-1985, the choir received national and international acclaim. This dedication to choral excellence continued under the leadership of Kathy Romey, Dr. Robert Morris, Dr. Robert Peterson, and Dr. Eugene Rogers.

Accompanist: Ruth Palmer

Audition Information


Registration for ensembles is taken care of by the directors of the ensembles during the first week of classes. Be aware there is some lag time between when students turn in registration information to the director and when the class appears on records.

Course Credits

  • 1 credit per semester, but only after two consecutive semesters of enrollment. 
  • Study abroad does not count as an interruption. 
  • Credits for ensembles do not count towards the College's 18-credit limit.
  • Ensemble credits count towards the Fine Arts requirement, but only if the student has registered for four consecutive semesters of the same ensemble. 

Rehearsal Schedule

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:45-6:15 p.m.
M113 (Crawford Hall)


There will be one major performance per semester.


Michael McGaghie, director