Choral Ensembles

 

Chamber Singers perform at the American Choral Directors Association
divisional convention in Little Rock, March 2014.

Webster University Chamber Singers


Chamber SingersWebster University Chamber Singers is a select ensemble of 24 singers that performs choral literature from all historical periods, many world cultures and styles. Recent large-scale choral works performed include Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Copland’s In the beginning, and Vivaldi’s Gloria RV 588. Comprised of music majors and several students from other disciplines, the ensemble tours annually and represents the Department of Music at university events and community functions throughout the Saint Louis region. In March 2014, Chamber Singers performed for the Southwestern Divisional American Choral Directors Association (SWACDA) conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. Two months prior in January, they were the headline college/university choir for the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) conference at Tan-Tar-A. The Chamber Singers have sung in master classes for the British a cappella ensembles Stile Antico and Voces 8, and for eminent conductors Charlene Archibeque, David Rayl (November 2014), and Trey Jacobs through Webster-sponsored artist residencies. The Chamber Singers are featured in the DVD, “How to Make a Good Choir Sound Great” with Charlene Archibeque, which is available through GIA Publications. Rehearsals are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon at 3.

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Webster University Concert Choir

Webster University Concert Choir is open to all university students by audition. Under the musical leadership of Dr. Trent Patterson, this choir performs a varied repertoire. Recent works performed with orchestra include Schubert's Magnificat, D.486 and Vaughan Williams' In Windsor Forest. Each season, Concert Choir joins the Chamber Singers to present a choral/orchestral masterwork; recent collaborations include Britten's Cantata Misericordium, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem. In Fall 2011, the choir presented a demonstration/performance for the opening session of the Webster University Faculty Institute. Concert Choir is proud to be featured in an upcoming DVD about the placement of singers with Dr. Charlene Archibeque released by GIA Publications in 2014. Rehearsals are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon.

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Webster University Women's ChorusWomen'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. Emily Pikaard.

 

Jazz Singers 2014

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.


Opera Studio

 In addition, Opera Studio mounts a chorus as part of Fall and Spring productions, and serves as a large ensemble for the Department of Music.  Check out their webpage!