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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.

2016/17 Season 

Lift Every Voice:

Black History Month Celebration

February 17, 2017, 7:30 PM
Guest Trumpeter Byron Stripling

Join the STL Symphony and the IN UNISON Chorus for this annual concert celebrating African-American culture and music with a soulful celebration of music. Click here to purchase tickets.

Supported by Monsanto Fund

Then Sings My Soul

March 3, 2017, 7:30 PM
Greater Grace Church, 3690 Pershall Road (I-270 at Elizabeth)

A magical evening of inspiring music, hosted by Brian Owens, with 2016 Grammy-winners The Fairfield Four, The St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus, 4-time Barbershop Harmony Society chorus champs The Ambassadors of Harmony, and 2009 Barbershop Harmony quartet champions Crossroads. For tickets to this concert - $20 + $1.89 processing fee -  follow the link http://aoh.org/gospel. All proceeds from this concert will go to local programs for young singers.

Community Concert

April 30, 2017, 7:00 PM
Third Baptist Church, 620 North Grand Blvd.

Join the STL Symphony and the IN UNISON Chorus for this annual concert. Join director Kevin McBeth and guest conductor Brandon Williams, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University for this free concert.

Supported by Monsanto Fund