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.

Upcoming Events

aerial photo of Davidson College Symphony Orchestra performing Handel's The Messiah

Choral Arts Society: Handel's The Messiah

Monday, Nov. 24  •  7:30 p.m.  •  Tickets
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

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

photo of chorale singing at the 2013 Holiday Gala

Davidson Holiday Gala

Monday & Tuesday, December 1 & 2  •  7:30 p.m.  •  Tickets
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

Don't miss the Davidson College Choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and friends as they ring 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 will be just the thing to get you and your family into the holiday spirit.

photo fo choir singing in DC Presbyterian Church during Vespers

Vespers

Sunday, Dec. 7  •  7:30 p.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Join the Davidson College community for our annual Lessons & Carols Christmas Vespers service featuring music from the Davidson College Chorale and Brass Ensemble. Prelude music by the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra.

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

photo of the Davidson College Chorale singing

Davidson College Chorale: A Jubilant Song

Friday, Oct. 17  •  7:30 p.m.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Join Davidson's premier vocal ensemble to hear blend, 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, is sure to delight and impress.
Free and open to the public.

photo of DCSO led by TaraVillaKeith rehearsing

Family Weekend Concert

Friday, Oct. 24  •  5 p.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Join the Davidson College Chorale and Symphony Orchestra as they present highlights from their fall semester. Bring friends and family out to this great event that gives a sampling of two of our top Music Department ensembles!