Choral Ensembles and Opera Studio
Webster University Chamber Singers
Webster University Chamber Singers is a highly select ensemble of 20-24 singers that
performs advanced choral literature from all historical periods, many world cultures,
and styles. Each season, the choir collaborates with the Webster University Concert
Choir to present a major choral/orchestral masterwork. Since 2011, the Chamber Singers
have presented a number of large-scale choral works themselves, including Vivaldi's
Gloria RV 588 and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb. The group represents the Department of Music at university and community functions;
they embark on a tour each semester. Choral Artists-in-Residence during 2012-13 included
Turtle Creek Chorale Artistic Director Trey Jacobs, Dr. Charlene Archibeque, and the
British a cappella group Voces8. Rehearsals are held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday
afternoon at 3.
Connect with Chamber Singers
- Email Dr. Trent Patterson, Director of Choral Studies
- Listen to Chamber Singers perform There is no rose, December 2012
Webster University Concert Choir
Concert Choir performs choral repertoire of many styles and traditions and is open to all university students by audition. Throughout each season, this choir joins the Chamber Singers to present major choral/orchestral works, including the 2013 Benjamin Britten Centenary concert, and in the previous season Carmina Burana. Rehearsals are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon. For more information, contact Dr. Trent Patterson. Listen to Concert Choir singing at the annual Gift to the City concert in December 2012.
Webster University Women's Chorus
Women's Chorus, open to singers of all ages, is the primary choir for new students who sing soprano and alto. The group performs on various choral concerts each year, often in cooperation with other choral ensembles. Rehearsals are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon. More information, contact Prof. Martha Hart at email@example.com.
Webster University Opera Studio
The Opera Studio is a highly select ensemble of singers that presents complete works and scenes from the Baroque through contemporary periods twice annually. The ensemble rehearses on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00-5:50. January opera performances are frequently directed by renowned guest directors. The Opera Studio receives major assistance from The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis in each of its productions. Both of these distinguished professional companies are based at Webster University. For information, contact Professor Alice Nelson, Opera Studio director, 314-968-7032.
Webster University Jazz Singers
The Jazz Singers is a highly select group of 16 vocalists (SATB) and instrumentalists. Debby Lennon, one of St. Louis’s most distinguished singers and teachers, is the ensemble director. The Jazz Singers perform works from arrangers and composers such as Gene Puerling, Paris Rutherford, and Steve Zegree, as well as groups including Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, and Rare Silk. For more information, contact Professor Lennon, 314-968-7032.