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Choral Arts

Choral activities at Davidson College provide students a well-rounded education in the great historic works from the choral repertoire of the past, and introduces them to well-crafted contemporary works that are shaping the ever-evolving choral landscape of the future. Within those parameters, throughout four years of participation in the choral program, choirs at Davidson perform challenging repertoire that is artistically meritorious, scholarly, and historically relevant, while at the same time indulging in new and exciting repertoire that bridges the gap between the classical and popular genres through the performance and study of various multicultural and folk-type compositions.

Through participation in ChoraleDavidson Singers, and the Choral Arts Society, Davidson students find an exceptional outlet for artistic refinement and expression, learning the value of the study of music as a bridge to the past and a pathway to the future.

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Key: Davidson College Presbyterian Church = DCPC and Duke Family Performance Hall = DFPH

Upcoming Events 2017-18

Davidson College Chorale Singers

Family Weekend Concert:
Davidson College Chorale and Davidson Singers

Friday, October 20, 2017 • 5 p.m. DCPC

The Davidson College Chorale & Davidson Singers offer the first choral concert of the season. This special performance for friends and family highlights some of the vibrant and challenging repertoire the ensembles are performing this year.

Free and open to the public.

Choral Arts Singers

Choral Arts Society Fall Concert: Funda nos in pace

Sunday, October 29, 2017 • 3 p.m. • DCPC Tickets

Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson) by Franz Joseph Haydn and Ave Maris Stella by Cecilia McDowall

Join the Choral Arts Society of Davidson for the kickoff of our 10th anniversary season. Funda nos in pace, or, 'establish us in peace,' features what some call Haydn's greatest single composition, known as the Lord Nelson Mass or Mass for Troubled Times. Also featured is British composer Cecilia McDowall's mystical peace anthem, Ave Maris Stella, a work originally intended for Armistice Day performed in the shadow of the 9/11-events. Accompanied by Davidson's own Pro Arte chamber orchestra and professional soloists, the singers hope that this concert will be a soothing moment during troubled times for listeners, and as the concert intends, help to establish them in peace.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Chorale Fall Concert Singers

Davidson College Chorale Fall Concert

Friday, November 3, 2017 • 7 p.m. • DFPH

The Davidson College Chorale and Davidson Singers bring beautiful music to the Duke Family Performance Hall. The program includes fresh and fun offerings to start the weekend off right!

Free and open to the public.

Chorale Spring Concert Singers

Davidson College Chorale Spring Concert

Friday, April 6, 2018 5 p.m. DCPC

Davidson's premier student choral ensemble performs their annual spring concert in the Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Join the Chorale, including the Davidson Singers, Collegium Musicum, and After Hours Vocal Jazz, as they present their beautiful and varied a cappella and accompanied choral repertoire.

Free and open to the public.

Davidson College Choirs singing

End-of-Year Choir Masterworks Performance: Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest

Sunday, May 6, 2018 • 3 p.m. • DFPH 

Celebrating the conclusion of our 10th Anniversary season, Davidson College Choirs and the Choral Arts Society of Davidson join with professional instrumentalists from the Charlotte Symphony to perform living composer Dan Forrest's newest major work, Jubilate Deo! Forrest's composition brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text, "O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands," by drawing from a wide spectrum of musical influences and setting it in different languages including Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Mandarin, Zulu, and Spanish. The result is a stunning global celebration of joy, as all the earth sings as one, "omnis terra, jubilate!"

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Farewell to Seniors Concert in DCPC

Farewell to Seniors Concert

Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 7:15 p.m. • DCPC

Join the Davidson College Chorale in joyous celebration of the Class of 2018 on the eve of their graduation! This special performance will offer a sampling of this season's repertoire as well as favorites from the graduating class.

Free and open to the public.