Auditions for next concert – John Rutter’s Requiem & the Bach Magnificat in D

After the completion of the Steiner Chorale’s first concert on December 6th, the chorale will be opening auditions for those interested in participating in the next concert. This concert will be March 13th at University United Methodist Church and the program will include John Rutter’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat in D. To sign up for an audition, please click here.

The Steiner Chorale’s first concert of the season is on December 6th at 8pm where they will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Magnificat, Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and an original piece by Michael Engelhardt and Steiner’s Artistic Director, Corb H. Felgenhour. Tickets can be purchased at

Concert tickets on sale now for Vivaldi’s GLORIA and more

Tickets go on sale now for The Steiner Chorale’s first concert of their season featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria. Other works to be performed that night will be the beloved Magnificat by Giovanni Pergolesi and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Also on the program will be an original piece by Michael Engelhardt and Steiner Chorale’s Artistic Director, Corb H. Felgenhour entitled How Can I Keep From Singing.

The concert is December 6 at 8pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road in East Lansing. For tickets go to

The concert will be conducted by Artistic Director, Corb H. Felgenhour and accompanied on the piano by James Schippers and a string quartet.

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Vocal competition dates announced for 2020; registration open

Registration is now open for the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition for High School students. The Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition is open to any junior or senior in high school. Winners of the final round receive money awards to assist them to further future vocal studies. Focus of the literature presented is mainly on art song. To register, click here.

Preliminary Auditions: February 29, 2020, 9am to 3pm – Molly Grove Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, Lansing, MI

Finalist Gala Recital: March 15, 2020, 6pm – Cook Recital Hall, MSU campus

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Steiner Chorale Rehearsals start Monday

Rehearsals begin Monday night on September 9th from 7 to 9pm at the University United Methodist Church on Harrison Rd. in East Lansing. The chorale will begin preparing for their December 6th concert. The program will include Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Magnificat, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasy on Christmas Carols, and How Can I Keep From Singing, an original piece by Michael Engelhardt and Artist Director of the chorale, Corb H. Felgenhour.

Registration now open for Vocal Competition

Registration is now open for the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition. For the past six years, the Steiner Chorale has provided an opportunity to aspiring young people by sponsoring an annual Vocal Scholarship Competition. This event draws high school-aged students from music programs from all school districts across the state of Michigan and both recognizes and financially rewards the most talented among them.  Students are required to sing three selections: one American Art song, one in a foreign language and another piece of their choosing.  The vocal competition is for junior and senior high school students and are critiqued by reputable judges with distinguished careers in the vocal arts.  The top ten students are selected after the Preliminary Auditions and are asked to return to compete during the Finalist Gala Recital.

The registration fee is $40 and prizes will be awarded to the top three students in the competition at the Finals event on March 17th on the campus at Michigan State University.

Register your student for the competition at

Preliminary Auditions: March 2, 2019, 9am to 3pm – Molly Grove Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, Lansing, MI

Finalist Gala Recital: March 17, 2019, 6pm – Cook Recital Hall, MSU campus

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Rehearsals start September 10

Rehearsals for the Steiner Chorale are every Monday night beginning on September 10th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lansing, Michigan.

Auditions will be held on Aug. 27 and Sept. 4 & 6. at 7pm. Sign up to audition at

A Sneak-a-peak at The Steiner Chorale’s Concert repertoire for the 2018-19 season:

  • 1st concert in December – Schubert Mass in G
  • 2nd concert in March – Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasia” Op. 80
  • 3rd concert in May – A Madrigal dinner

Stay tuned for specific concert times and locations.

Tickets on sale now for “A Night on Broadway”

Central United Methodist Church, downtown Lansing, MI

215 N. Capitol Ave – May 11th @ 7pm

Come enjoy a collection of songs from various Broadway shows performed by soloists from the Steiner Chorale. This performance is in conjunction with The Steiner Chorale’s annual fundraiser and continues the celebration of the Chorale’s 50th season. Light refreshments will be served.  A silent auction will occur throughout the night of the concert.  All people are encouraged to bid on items displayed, but certainly not a requirement to enjoy the concert.  Concert is at 7pm in the historic Central United Methodist Church across from the capitol building.  All proceeds go to fund the Chorale’s concert season and their sponsorship of the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship, an annual competition for Michigan-area high school students.  Purchase your tickets at .

featuring soloists from the Steiner Chorale

Scholarship recipients announced!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018 Ethel Armeling vocal scholarship finalists for their stunning performances this past Sunday, 3/18/18. We are very proud of your accomplishment, and would strongly urge you to keep up your excellent work in your vocal studies. From the following ten finalists, Elise Albaro, Ryan Blankenburg, Emma Clark, Natalie Corrigan, Mackenzie Jacobs, Benjamin Leeka, Hannah Long, Emma Pischea, Emily Thomas, and Kaitlyn Wiegand, the judges had the difficult task to choose three. The three 2018 scholarship recipients chosen are Ryan Blankenburg (1st place), Emma Pischea (2nd place), and Natalie Corrigan (3rd place). Thank you all for your participation and we hope to see you again next year!




Finalists Announced for Vocal Competition

Ten finalists were selected from a pool of competitors at the Semi-finals of the Ethel Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition on Saturday and will be performing Sunday, March 18, at 6 pm on the stage of Cook Recital Hall in the MSU Music Building for the final round of competition.  Three place holders will be selected.

finalist from 2017 competition

The finalists are listed here in alphabetical order:
Elise Corrine Alvaro
Ryan Mackenzie Blankenburg
Emma Camille Clark
Natalie Kay Corrigan
Mackenzie Elizabeth Jacobs
Benjamin Leeka
Hannah Mary Long
Emma Jean Pischea
Emily Sue Thomas
Kaytlin Rebecca Wiegand