The Davidson College Chorale is an auditioned group of singers made up of undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines. Organized in 2007, Chorale presents at least two concerts each semester and provides music for the Christmas Vespers Service and other campus events.
It is also the touring choir for the Davidson College Department of Music and has toured in the United States during the College's winter breaks. The 2011–12 Winter Tour traveled to Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans and Chattanooga. In the winter of 2010–11, it made its first European tour, presenting concerts in Prague, Salzburg, and Vienna.
It has received invitations to perform for off-campus institutions in the Carolinas, including concerts with UNC-Charlotte Chorale and with the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte and the Charlotte Symphony.
The Chorale is conducted by Davidson's new Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Christopher Gilliam.
- Monday through Thursday afternoons, 5:00-6:00 pm in Sloan 201
Auditions typically held the first full week of classes.
All students, even returning choir members, need to sign up for an audition slot.
Sign up sheets will be posted outside Dr. Gilliam's office at Sloan 102 and will be available at the College's Activities Fair.
Auditions consist of
vocal flexibility exercises
- Recent performances include works by Handel, Fauré, Rutter, Lauridsen, Hasse, Fissinger, Whitacre, Brahms, Stroope, Biegel and Palestrina.
- 2012–13 season includes works by Paulus, Scarlatti, Byrd, Casals, and more!
- For its fall 2012 concert, Chorale performed a program entitled "Pilgrimage." To download a PDF of the program, click here.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Christopher Gilliam, Director of Choral Activities.