St. Louis Symphony Chorus members singing on stage

St. Louis Symphony Chorus

Founded in the 1976/1977 season by then-Music Director Jerzy Semkow, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus is an auditioned choral ensemble composed of mostly volunteer singers from the St. Louis region. Chorus members come from all walks of life, uniting to create remarkable musical experiences.

Appearing with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra several times each season, the Chorus performs repertoire from the entire choral-orchestral canon. Recognized for its artistic excellence, the Chorus has performed with the SLSO to critical acclaim at Powell Hall, Carnegie Hall, and other venues locally and nationally. The Chorus rehearses on Tuesday nights and auditions are held periodically throughout the season.

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Upcoming St. Louis Symphony Chorus Concerts

Apr 27–28

Verdi’s Requiem

7:30pm • 3:00pm

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Critical acclaim for the St. Louis Symphony Chorus

“The chorus has always been impressive, but they truly outdid themselves this time. From the bold, sweeping declamation of the opening “Behold the sea itself” to the final, pianississimo chords of “Oh farther sail,” the singers captured the epic sweep of this music perfectly.” –Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX, May 2022

“… the St. Louis Symphony Chorus was in fine voice throughout, expressing both the fears and ultimate hopes of the texts.” Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 2019

“Amy Kaiser’s chorus never fails to elicit admiration on my part. They invariably sing with a gratifying power and precision.” –Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX, December 2018

The St. Louis Symphony Chorus is underwritten in part by:

The Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation