The Department of Vocal Music at Notre Dame College offers a variety of vocal ensembles for our students, regardless of major and athletic involvement. It is our mission to educate our members with musical tools that are transferable to various academic, social, and artistic interests. Students do not have to have previous choral experience to join.
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Non-student semester fees (Must meet with director prior to choral placement)
$100 for community members and $50 for NDC Faculty/Staff.
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Concert Choir is an auditioned choir that is open to all students. Repertoire consists of the traditional mixed-voice choral structure and is accompanied by piano and/or instrumental ensembles. Concert Choir’s main performances consist of the Candlelight Concert and Holiday Celebration in the fall, the Evening of Sacred Music and Spring Showcase in the spring, and various other miscellaneous performance opportunities on and off campus.
Gospel Ensemble incorporates all the vocal groups on campus and is open to all NDC faculty, staff, and students. This ensemble performs music from gospel and/or African-American spiritual genres. Guest clinicians, singers, and musicians from local churches come in to educate members of the choir and/or band on the traditions and styles of gospel/urban music.
Chamber Singers is an auditioned, mixed voice chamber ensemble that focuses on performing a cappella music. Due to the nature of the music and the number of semester performances, an understanding of music theory and aural skills is necessary for students in this particular ensemble. Repertoire consists from classical to contemporary music genres. Chamber Singers is the institutions primary special events performing vocal ensemble and consists of usually 18-20 singers.
Glee Club is an audition vocal ensemble whose primary genres consists of contemporary, early music, vocal jazz, and pop a cappella music. Due to the limited number of rehearsals, an understanding of music theory, aural skills, and vocal technique is necessary for students in this particular ensemble. Glee Club is usually 8-12 singers.