The chorus rehearses weekly under the direction of Dr. Nancy Menk, and performs regularly with both the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and the New Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt.  Repertoire for the coming season includes Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Orff's Carmina Burana, Bernstein's West Side Story, Bacalov's Misa Tango, as well as Holiday Pops.  Please call Nancy Foushi at the NISO Office (219-836-0525) to schedule an audition appointment.  Previous choral experience is desirable.  



Established in 1987, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus has performed with the Symphony in everything from Requiems to Reggae. This talented group is the choral component of the Symphony Society, providing added texture and versatility to the Symphony's performance repertoire. The Chorus performs regularly for the Halloween and Holiday Pops Concerts, and joins the Orchestra for major works on the Maestro Series. Recent repertoire includes Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Requiems by Fauré,  Duruflé and Verdi, Holst's The Planets, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Strauss' Die Fledermaus and Bizet's Carmen with the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists. The Chorus occasionally presents its own concerts of Choral Masterworks.


During the regular season, the Chorus boasts over 100 singers drawn from all over the Northwest Indiana and South Chicago area. This fun group is spirited as well as talented, described as a "big family" by many members. Singers 17 years of age and older are eligible to audition in August or January.


Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.


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Dr. Nancy Menk, Director
Mary Lou and Judd Leighton Professor of Music, Saint Mary's College