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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Past Events (2013-14)

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Fall Chorale Concert

Friday, October 18, 2013  •  7:30 p.m.
Sanctuary, Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Come enjoy this evening with Davidson College Chorale's first concert of the season. "Shades of Light" will feature choral music that demonstrates the remarkable beauty, color and flexibility of the human voice. Works by  Byrd, Lassus, Tallis, Whitacre, MacMillan, Hogan and a newly commissioned piece, "Phos Hilaron," writte for the Chorale by Professor of Music Jennifer Stasack.

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Choral Arts Society: Faith, Folk and Fancy

Monday, October 28, 2013  •  7:30 p.m.
Sanctuary, Davidson College Presbyterian Church

The traditions of faith and human experience hae been the palate of expression for writers of choral music throughout the centuries. Join the Choral Arts Society, Davidson Singers and the Davidson Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra as they perform an evening of choral works that are sure to inspire and delight!

Holiday Celebration

Davidson Holiday Celebration

December 3-4, 2013  •  7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

The Music Department is proud to present the first Davidson Holiday Celebration featuring choirs, symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble and friends. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and celebrate a festive program of holiday favorites, old and new.


Christmas Vespers

December 8, 2013  •  7:30 p.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church

This special Christmas Vespers service in the Davidson College Presbyterian Church will feature prelude music from the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and numerous selections from the Davidson College Chorale and Brass Ensemble throughout the service.

Spring Chorale Concert photo

Spring Chorale Concert

March 24, 2014  •  7:30 p.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Join the Davidson College Chorale and student soloists as they present one of the world's most beloved Requiems. A timeless work of art, the opus by Gabriel Fauré is the composer's thoughtful and peaceful observation on the human feelings of faith and eternal rest. Other well known works by Bach, Mathias, Halloran, and Rutter will be performed to serve as counterpoint to Fauré's classic.

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"Do You Hear the People Sing?"®

April 14, 2014  •  7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

The Choral Arts Society joined with the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Opera Workshop in an evening spectacular of opera and musical theatre, featuring famous choruses and scenes from Les Misérables, The Magic Flute, Gilbert & Sullivan and more!

close-up photo of girl singing

Farewell to Seniors Chorale Concert

Saturday, May 17, 2014  •  7:15 p.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Come join the Davidson College Chorale as they sing farewell to the Class of 2014. Senior members of the group will be honored, as well as all members of the graduating class.