Davidson College Chorale is the premier choral ensemble at Davidson.
A highly select, auditioned choir comprised of students from various academic disciplines, they perform the standard choral repertoire as well as newly composed and commissioned choral literature. The Chorale tours annually and represents Davidson College on the campus, regionally, and nationally.
Chorale members take great pride in rehearsal discipline and work ethic that results in exquisite artistry. To that end, every member of Chorale commits to rehearsal attendance Monday through Thursday from 5-6 p.m. throughout the academic year.
Every year Chorale tours the week prior to the start of classes in January. Tours alternate between closer domestic tours and farther away domestic tours, and once every four years the Chorale tours abroad.
Chorale tour is subsidized in large part, but students are usually asked to provide for some meals and extra activities. Learn more about our tours and their vital purpose.
Chorale auditions are held the first week of classes every semester in Sloan Music Center, from 6–9 p.m. Auditions are 10 minutes in length and are intentionally low-key and relaxed.
Remember that most of our members are talented non-music majors, and there is a place in the Davidson College Choirs for every singer—beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Learn more about audition sign up and the audition process.
The Chorale recorded their first album entitled Heaven Full of Stars in January, 2017, which was produced in the famous Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California. Hear clips from that recording, including tracks from some of our past live concerts.