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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UPCOMING EVENTS

photo of the Davidson College Chorale singing

Davidson College Chorale: Chiaroscuro

Friday, April 10, 2015  •  7:30 p.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church

The acclaimed Davidson College Chorale will present their spring concert, Chiaroscuro, featuring challenging and rewarding choral literature. You won't want to miss this meaningful performance highlighting the talents of student singers here at Davidson.
Free and open to the public.

photo of DC chorale singing in black tie

Choral Arts Society: A Symphony of Psalms

Monday, April 27, 2015  •  7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

Two of the greatest masterworks of the twentieth century are featured in the Choral Art Society's final concert of the year, A Symphony of Psalms. Bernstein's mesmerizing "Chichester Psalms" is paired with Stravinsky's powerful "Symphony of Psalms" to create an unforgettable and exciting evening that you won't want to miss!

photo of the Davidson College Chorale singing

Davidson College Chorale: Baccalaureate

Saturday, May 16, 2015  •  4:45 p.m.
TBD

Davidson College Chorale performance at Baccalaureate.

photo of three students singing at Vespers

Farewell to Seniors

Saturday, May 16, 2015  •  7:15 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

Join the Davidson College Chorale in joyous celebration of the Class of 2015 on the eve of their graduation! This special performance in the Davidson College Presbyterian Church will present a beautiful sampling of this season's repertoire, as well as offering performances of repertoire selected by the seniors of the group.
Free and open to the public.

photo of the Davidson College Chorale singing

Davidson College Chorale: Commencement

Sunday, May 17, 2015  •  9 a.m.
TBD

Davidson College Chorale performance at Commencement.

PAST EVENTS

Davidson College Chorale: A Jubilant Song

Davidson's premier vocal ensemble sang with blending, balance, tuning and phrasing like you've never heard before! Within the luminous acoustics of the Davidson College Presbyterian Church, the Chorale's first performance of the season, A Jubilant Song delighted and impressed.
Free and open to the public.

Family Weekend Concert

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Chorale performed semester highlights for those close and dear as part of Family Weekend.

Choral Arts Society: Handel's The Messiah

Davidson College Choirs, the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra and guest soloists joined together and performed a perennial favorite!
A great way to usher in a season of joy and thanksgiving as we presented Handel's complete masterpiece.

Davidson Holiday Gala

The Davidson College Choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and friends rang in the holiday season with the second annual Holiday Gala! One of the most popular concert events of the season, the Holiday Gala is a fast-paced and family friendly event involving dance, theatre and traditional & new musical favorites. Featuring Dance Davidson, Davidson Community Players, Young Voices of the Carolinas and the talent of Davidson student ensembles, the Holiday Gala was just the thing to get you and your family into the holiday spirit.

Vespers

The Davidson College community performed their annual Lessons & Carols Christmas Vespers service that featured music from the Davidson College Chorale and Brass Ensemble. Prelude music by the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra.