Hailed as “one of the country’s premier collegiate ensembles” by the late Robert Schuneman, past president of music publishing house E.C. Schirmer, the Stanford Chamber Chorale is the Stanford Department of Music’s most select choir. Directed by Dr. Stephen M. Sano, the group is dedicated to the performance of literature best suited to the small choral ensemble. Their successes at home and abroad underscore Stanford’s commitment to music performance and the arts.
Members of the ensemble are drawn from both graduate and undergraduate populations at Stanford University and hail from across the United States and around the world. The singers represent a broad diversity of academic disciplines and degree programs, and – while maintaining their rigorous academics – meet a demanding schedule of performing, touring, and recording. The Chorale’s two most recent CDs appeared on the first-round ballot for the Grammy Awards in several categories, including “Best Choral Performance.”