The University of Delaware Concert Choir is a mixed chorus dedicated to the artistic performance of unaccompanied and accompanied choral music from the Renaissance to the present, directed by Professor Aimee Pearsall. This ensemble is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students who represent a large number of degree programs! Emphasis is also given to the development of sight-reading skills and vocal production as related to choral singing.
Concert Choir rehearses on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:35-4:25 pm in Room 118 of Amy E DuPont Music Building.
An advanced ensemble of women’s voices for music majors and other University treble voices with significant musical background and sight-reading skills, directed by Dr. Duane Cottrell. The ensemble is made up of undergraduate students from variety of majors at the University of Delaware. University Singers have toured regionally and performed at the 2014 ACDA Eastern Division Convention in Baltimore. In the fall of 2016 the University Singers collaborated with the Newark Symphony Orchestra and were the featured choir in Holst’s The Planets.
University Singers rehearses on Monday and Wednesday from 4:40-6:10 pm in Bayard Sharp Hall.
Delaware Choral Academy Chamber Choir
The Chamber Choir of the Delaware Choral Academy is open, by audition, to student and community members. As an extension of the Summer Choral Symposium in France, the ensemble is dedicated to the performance of advanced choral repertoire. Podium time is shared between Dr. Paul D. Head and graduate conducting students at the University of Delaware.
Most, if not all, members of this ensemble also participate in the UD Schola Cantorum – the symphonic chorus of the University of Delaware. Those interested in auditioning should contact Dr. Head by email at [email protected].
Schola Cantorum is the Symphonic Choir at the University of Delaware that is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members who love to sing! Under the direction of Paul D. Head, Schola regularly performs large works such as Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms Requiem, Mozart C Minor Mass, and the Rutter Gloria with the UD, Newark, and Delaware Symphony Orchestras. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays evenings during the fall and spring semesters from 7:30-10:00 pm in the Amy E. du Pont Music Building.
The University of Delaware Chorale has enjoyed sustained artistic success both nationally and abroad. The 48-voice choir has received invitations to perform on numerous regional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association in the last two decades, including the most recent performance at the ACDA Eastern Division Conference in 2016. In 2007, the Chorale competed in the Estonian International Choral Competition as part of a ten-day tour of Sweden, Finland, and Estonia, where they were awarded the first place “Grand Prix.” In June 2009, they embarked on a performance tour of China where they were featured in several collaborative concerts on Chinese University campuses in Shanghai and Beijing. In the Fall of 2010, the Chorale traveled to Tolosa, Spain, where they took four second- and third-place awards at the 42nd International Tolosa Choral Contest. Similarly, as part of a month long tour during the summer of 2012, the Chorale performed on the 30th International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, before arriving at the 25th Béla Bartók International Choir Competition in Debrecen, Hungary, where they were awarded second place in the “Grand Prix.”In 2014, the Chorale released their fifth compact disc entitled Carols by Candlelight. In the Spring of 2017, the UD Chorale embarked on a month-long journey overseas to perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Israel. The Chorale then journeyed towards Europe with performances in a festival in Malta and an International Choral Competition in Germany. Chorale members also serve as the principal singers of the Delaware Choral Academy, where they are the choir in residence for the annual Summer Symposium held in the South of France.