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About the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus

The St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus is an all-volunteer, 120-voice auditioned ensemble that performs a variety of musical styles, with a focus on the interpretation, performance, and preservation of the music of African-American and African cultures. Chorus members have traditionally come from the IN UNISON Program member churches, but also from area universities and colleges. Chorus members are teachers, nurses, office workers, students, doctors, and people from many other walks of life. Some members have retired from long careers, some are just entering the work force or working on degrees. Many sing in other vocal ensembles or church choirs. All share a love of music and of singing.

In 2011, the symphony created the position of Young Artists within the ranks of the chorus. With funding assistance provided by Monsanto, these positions are awarded through competitive audition to singers under 30 years of age. Young Artists rehearse and perform with the chorus and, in return, receive a modest stipend.

The Chorus rehearses on Monday evenings.

2017/18 Season

Gospel Christmas: A Soulful Celebration

with Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves is the world's pre-eminent jazz vocalist. As a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings - a Grammy first in any vocal category. All told, she has won five Best Vocal Jazz Performance Grammys. Ms. Reeves will join the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the IN UNISON Chorus for a Christmas soulful celebration.

December 14, 2017, 7:30pm

Lift Every Voice: A Black History Month Celebration

with guest artist Oleta Adams

Chorus and audience favorite, Oleta Adams returns to the Powell Hall stage in a concert of inspirational and uplifting music in celebration of Black History Month. 
February 23, 2018, 7:30pm