March concert and Armeling Competition Canceled

Unfortunately, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Steiner Chorale has canceled its Armeling Vocal Scholarship competition originally scheduled for March 15th. The Steiner Chorale has also decided to postpone its March 13th concert featuring the Bach Magnificat and the John Rutter Requiem. A new date and time is yet to be determined. All of this is unfortunate but a necessary step to help prevent the spread of the virus.

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Tickets for Rutter Requiem and Bach Magnificat

Tickets are on sale now for The Steiner Chorale’s second concert of their season featuring John Rutter’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat in D.

The concert is March 13th at 7:30pm at University United Methodist Church, 1120 S Harrison Rd. in East Lansing. For tickets go to www.steinerchorale.eventbrite.com.

The concert will be conducted by Artistic Director, Corb H. Felgenhour and accompanied by James Schippers and Steiner Chorale’s Masterworks orchestra.

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 www.steinerchorale.eventbrite.com.

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 www.steinerchorale.eventbrite.com.

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 www.steinerchorale.org/registration

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


For more information on how to audition for the Steiner Chorale, go to www.steinerchorale.org/audition-information

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 http://www.steinerchorale.org/audition-information/.

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.