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.

For tickets, stop by the Union Ticket Office, purchase online, or call 704-894-2135.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS 2016-17

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FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT: DAVIDSON COLLEGE CHORALE & DAVIDSON SINGERS

Friday, Oct. 28  •  5 p.m.  •  DCPC

Join the Davidson College Chorale & Davidson Singers as they offer the first choral concert of the season. This special performance for friends and family will highlight some of the vibrant and challenging repertoire the ensembles will be performing this year.

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FORREST: REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING

Sunday, Nov. 6  •  3 p.m.  •  DCPC  •  Tickets

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.

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FALL CHORALE & DAVIDSON SINGERS CONCERT

Friday, Nov. 11  •  7 p.m.  •  900 Room, Knobloch Campus Center

The Davidson College Chorale and Davidson Singers bring beautiful music to a new venue this fall, performing in the 900 Room for the first time. This program will include fresh and fun offerings to start your weekend off right!

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JOY OF SINGING

Saturday, Feb. 18  •  4 p.m.  •  DFPH  •  Tickets

For the first time on the Davidson Campus we've gathered together thechoral talent from local public and private high schools to perform their separate mini-concerts. More than 200 singers will grace the stage of Davidson's Duke Family Performance Hall. The singers will join the Davidson College Choirs to close the evening with a grand finale. Come hear the exciting and artistic work being done by our local high school choral programs as we collaborate and experience the Joy of Singing.

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SPRING CHORALE CONCERT

Friday, April 7  •  6 p.m.  •  DCPC

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.

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A SEA SYMPHONY

Monday, May 8, 2017  •  7:30 p.m.  •  DFPH  •  Tickets

Join the Davidson College Choirs, Pro Arte Orchestra and soloists as they 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.

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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.