Jacksonville University MusicChoral Union

Group photo of a choir standing in a v-formation in front of Terry Concert Hall's main entrance.

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 6:30 PM on Monday evenings!

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Weekly meeting

Mondays 6:30PM-9:00PM
Phillips Building Ensemble Room; P1

2023-2024 Events

The SoundS of Sight   March 7, 2024
Women's History Month Concert          March 19, 2024
TeBa Day     April 4, 2024
The SoundS of Science   April 21, 2024
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. We love to have fun, as shown by our Halloween concert, The SoundS of Shibboleth.

Listen to Choral Union performances

Naib (Nickolas) Kepe singing an exciting, solo high note in Time Warp with the combined choirs of Jacksonville University.

“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