Commencement Chorus singers wanted

March 30, 2011

Members of the Commencement Chorus perform the National Anthem at Commencement.


Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Commencement Chorus, the volunteer chorus that sings the National Anthem at the start of Commencement exercises each year. The chorus will have several rehearsals during the month of May in the late afternoon or early evening and participants will need to attend at least two. The final rehearsal will be on June 3, in addition to a warm-up one hour before Commencement, which will take place on the campus green on Sunday, June 5. 

“Last year we had a lot of fun rehearsing and singing together,” said Nancy Fontneau, MD, clinical associate professor of neurology. “We will have an ‘audition’ that involves singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat with others, just to see that you can sing a part and keep your own tune going.”

Prior choral experience is preferred but not required. For more information, contact Dr. Fontneau at