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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 2016-17

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FAREWELL TO SENIORS CONCERT

Saturday, May 20  •  7:15 p.m.  •  DCPC

Join the Davidson College Chorale in joyous celebration of the Class of 2017 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.

PAST EVENTS 2016-17

FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT: DAVIDSON COLLEGE CHORALE & DAVIDSON SINGERS

The Davidson College Chorale & Davidson Singers offered the first choral concert of the season. This special performance for friends and family highlighted some of the vibrant and challenging repertoire the ensembles will perform this year.

FORREST: REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING

Contemporary composer Dan Forrest's works have been hailed as "magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture" (Classical Voice), and "superb choral writing...full of spine-tingling moments" (Salt Lake Tribune). Join Davidson's Choral Arts Society and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra for a powerful performance of Forrest's work Requiem for the Living.

FALL CHORALE & DAVIDSON SINGERS CONCERT

The Davidson College Chorale and Davidson Singers brought beautiful music to a new venue this fall, performing in the 900 Room for the first time. The program included fresh and fun offerings that started the weekend off right!

JOY OF SINGING

For the first time on the Davidson campus we gathered together the choral talent from local public and private high schools to perform their separate mini-concerts. More than 200 singers graced the stage of Davidson's Duke Family Performance Hall. The singers joined the Davidson College Choirs and closed the evening with a grand finale.

SPRING CHORALE CONCERT

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

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A SEA SYMPHONY

The Davidson College Choirs, Pro Arte Orchestra and soloists perform Ralph Vaughan Williams's first symphony, known as A Sea Symphony. This powerful and majestic work from one of Britain's most beloved composers will offer moments of excitement and introspection, coupled with text from the legendary American writer Walt Whitman. This evening will take you to the high seas, alone on the beach at night, among the cascading waves and into the thoughts and hearts of explorers.