Chamber Singers (Music 166). The University Chamber Singers, an advanced choir conducted by Michael McGushin, specializes in presenting works for small ensembles from a variety of historical periods in historically informed performances. The Ensemble has received the American Choral Federation’s Louise Goucher Madrigal Award for their performance of works by John Wilbye. The Chamber Singers frequently appear with performing organizations in the Bay area. They are featured on many world premiere recordings including two CD recordings of music by Lou Harrison, a selection of French chansons from the Renaissance, cantatas by Alessandro Stradella, and the recently released recording of Milhaud’s Cantate de la Guerre. The Ensemble perform repertoire with orchestra as well as a cappella concerts. The choir is open by audition to all members of the university community though most members are voice majors of the music department. Participation requires advanced level of vocal and music-reading skills. See schedule of classes for further detail.