The Concert Choir is the advanced, select vocal ensemble of Macalester College, directed by Michael McGaghie. Members are held to an exceptional standard of musicianship and commitment. The choir draws its repertoire from music of last six centuries and tours annually through the United States or abroad. Recent tour destinations include Seattle, Portland, Boston, Chicago, New York, and Japan. The ensemble commissions and premieres at least one new work every year. Membership is open to all Macalester students by audition.

Accompanist: Jenya Trubnikava

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 (Hewitt Hall)


There will be one major on-campus performance per semester, as well as several performances in the local community and on tour.


Selected recordings are available at the Concert Choir’s Soundcloud page.


Michael McGaghie, director