Marquette Choral Society

The logo for the Marquette Choral Society

Marquette Choral Society is a mixed chorus composed of members of the community of Marquette, Michigan and its surrounding area and of students at Northern Michigan University. It was founded in 1971. Marquette Choral Society performs two major concerts per year, one in December and the other in April. Over the years, it has focused much of its attention on the large works of the choral repertoire including the oratorios of Handel, Bach, and Haydn, masses by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, etc.

Currently, we are preparing for our April Concerts. Beautiful melodies and exquisite harmonies mark Russian Nights: Rachmaninoff and Chesnokov, the Marquette Choral Society's upcoming spring concert. The group, led by Music Director Erin Colwitz, will perform without instrumental accompaniment, so the lovely sonorities of this romantic music will shine through.

Performances are set for Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, at 3:00 p.m., both at Reynolds Recital Hall on the NMU campus. Tickets, which cost $10/$5 for students, are available at NMU ticket outlets, including by phone at 906-227-1032 and online at

New members (we would love to meet you!) need not worry about an audition. The conductor will discuss voice placement with you upon your arrival. If you would like to discuss this in advance, please click here to email Dr. Colwitz. She would be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.

To register for Fall, 2019, please arrive at NMU (TFA, 250) to sign up. Registration begins Monday, August 26, 2019. Please arrive between 6 and 6:30pm to register. Rehearsals are every Monday (except holidays) from 7-930pm. Registration fee is $30 plus the cost of music. (If this is a hardship for you, please let the conductor know. We do not want anyone to be excluded.) We will be singing some Resphigi and Charpentier for the Christmas season. Concerts will be in December.

We look forward to having you join us either as a performer or an audience member this season!


Help Support the Marquette Choral Society

There are two ways to give to the Marquette Choral Society:

  • Use this link to download and print a form that you can use to mail in a check to the NMU Foundation to support the Choral Society.

  • Use the NMU Foundation site from which you can make a contribution that will be charged to your credit card.

If you choose the second option, when you get to that page, enter "other" from the pull down menu as the designation and fill in "Marquette Choral Society" in the field that follows.  Use the "comment or special instructions" field to tell us how you would like to be listed in the program and how many tickets you would like for each concert.