Jacksonville University Community ChoirChoral Union

People singing in a group

If I can sing, I still am free.What is Choral Union?

Directed by Dr. Julian Bryson, Choral Union is a Jacksonville University choir (SATB) comprised of local community members and Jacksonville University affiliated faculty, staff, and students. This group is designed to provide an opportunity for artists across our city to sing in collaboration and create beautiful music together.

Please join us at Phillips Building at 7:00 PM on Monday evenings!

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Deadlines

Weekly meeting

Mondays 7:00PM-9:30PM
Phillips Buidling Choir Room; P1

2022-2023 Events

  • Forbidden Thoughts
    • September 20, 7:30PM
    • Terry Concert Hall
  • Gwen Moten: Lift Every Voice
    • October 8,  2022, 5:00PM
    • Terry Concert Hall
  • Kirby Shaw Festival
    • November 5, 2022 7:30PM
    • Terry Concert Hall
  • From the Margins
    • March 9, 7:30 PM
    • Terry Concert Hall
  • Vocology
    • April 21, 2022 7:30 PM 
    • Terry Concert Hall
Choral students and Choral Director, Dr. Julian Bryson, practicing a musical piece.

Programs and Performances

The collection of music that Choral Union sings is diverse and timely. From classics across the world such as Verdi's Va Pensiero, Purcell's Come Ye Sons of Art, and Copland's Zion's Walls, to more contemporary works such as But a Flint Holds Fire by Andrea Ramsey, The Winter is Past by Dr. Jeremy Faust, and Ysaye Barnwell's On Children

Choral Union performs several times throughout the academic year, both on campus and in the community. We partner with other Jacksonville University ensembles including the University Singers, RiverTones, Infinitus, and the Jacksonville University Orchestra.

Listen to Choral Union performances

Group of choral singers performing with Choral Director Dr. Julian Bryson.

“One of the phrases I use in my appreciation courses is that art and music give us an opportunity to practice living without the risk of dying. I see in music, especially choral music, the ability to work out questions, to sit in uncomfortable spaces and think together, to wrestle with the big issues."

Dr. Julian BrysonChoral Director

Read more about our mission

For any questions about Choral Union, contact Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies, Dr, Julian Bryson at jbryson@ju.edu.

At Jacksonville University, Dr, Bryson leads the University Singers and Choral Union and teaches courses in Conducting, Musical Theatre, and Music Appreciation. Learn more about Dr. Bryson. 

Contact Information Choral Union

Phillips Building
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211