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CSB/SJU Chamber Choir

Chamber Choir

The CSB/SJU Chamber Choir is the select mixed-voice touring ensemble at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. The group, consisting of around 50 auditioned singers, performs high-caliber choral masterworks. The choir performs several times a year and tours regularly - regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Chamber Choir is directed by Dr. Axel Theimer.

"I don't think of Music as a class or a choir, but as a lifestyle."
Axel Theimer, Director

Audition Information:
Chamber Choir and Men's Chorus


  • SBH 221, SJU


  • Monday, August 29th, 2:00-5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 30th, 1:00-6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 31st, 1:30-6:30 PM

Audition Process:

  1. Sign up for a specific time (recommended, but not required) - see bulletin board outside of SBH 221
  2. Fill out Audition Form
  3. Come during posted times and,
    1. if no one is waiting and if door is open: come in
    2. if door is closed: Wait - someone is most likely auditioning
  4. Sing prepared selection or ask for music/words of favorites such as:
    1. America the Beautiful, America, National Anthem, etc.
    2. No "pop" music please
    3. Range check
    4. Tone memory check (sing back 3 or 4 notes)
    5. Sight reading

Rosters will be emailed late evening Wednesday August 31st 2016

Director: Axel Theimer

Concert Series 2017-2018

CSB/SJU Orchestra with John McCutcheon and CSB/SJU Chamber Choir**
September, 30, 2017, 7:30 PM, Escher Auditorium

Chamber Concert/Amadeus Chamber Symphony**
October 6, 2017, 8:00 PM, Great Hall

Christmas at St. John's**
December 1, 2017, 8:00 PM, Great Hall
December 2, 2017, 2:00 PM, Great Hall

Celebrating the Season**
December 2, 2017, 8:00 PM, Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN

Choral Masterworks**
April 27, 2018, 2:00 PM, Great Hall

**Denotes ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased through the Box office: (320) 363-5777**

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Contact Us

Dr. Axel Theimer
Professor, Voice
Director, Chamber Choir
Music Department