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Webster University Chamber Singers

Chamber SingersWebster University Chamber Singers resides on Webster University’s home campus in Saint Louis. In November 2017, the choir appeared at the National Collegiate Choral Organization biennial conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where their performance was acclaimed for its stylistic diversity and emotional impact. In 2016­–17, Chamber Singers collaborated with Boston Camerata on the medieval play Daniel and with Josh Groban in multiple performances on his international Stages tour. In 2014, the choir performed for the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association regional conference in Little Rock and for the Missouri Music Educators Association conference at Tan-Tar-A. Multimedia projects include a YouTube channel, the CD Beginnings, and the GIA DVD How to Make a Good Choir Sound Great. Composers regularly seek out Chamber Singers for performances of their works, and student compositions are a regular feature of concerts and tours. They have sung in master class for Stile Antico and Voces 8 and have performed extended works by composers including Bach, Britten, Copland, Duruflé, Finzi, Lauridsen, Trumbore, Vaughan Williams, and Vivaldi. 

For more information, email Dr. Trent Patterson, Director of Choral Studies.

Webster University Chorale

Webster University Chorale is comprised of tenor, baritone and bass-voice students majoring in choral music education, music performance, and composition, as well as other academic programs across the University campus.

Under the leadership of Dr. Trent Patterson since 2011, the choir has performed a varied repertoire of accompanied and unaccompanied works. Recent concerts have included Durante’s Magnificat, Duruflé’s Quatre Motets sur des themes grégoriens, Hogan’s His light still shines, Lauridsen’s Mid-Winter Songs, Puccini’s Requiem, Schubert's ;Magnificat (D.486), Mirjam’s Siegesgesang, and Vaughan Williams' In Windsor Forest. Large-scale works performed in collaboration with the Webster University Chamber Singers include Britten's Cantata Misericordium, Mozart’s Regina Coeli, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem. Undergraduate vocal music education and graduate choral conducting students assist with sectionals, full rehearsals, and occasionally conduct the ensemble in concert performances. 

Email Dr. Trent Patterson, Director of Choral Studies

Webster University Aurelia

Women's Chorus

Webster University Aurelia, led by Dr. Stuart Chapman hill, is an ensemble dedicated to studying and sharing music written for treble voices. Members are treble singers from a variety of disciplines and majors on campus. Aurelia sings choral literature from a variety of traditions and eras, with special emphasis on supporting the work of living composers who are women. In addition to performing at least two concerts per semester, the ensemble partners with other schools and organizations to encourage musical growth in our community. Aurelia was selected to perform at the 2019 Missouri Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop/Conference and has been invited to perform at important University events like the annual scholarship dinner. Rehearsals are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at noon.

For more information, email Dr. Stuart Chapman Hill, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education.

Members of Jazz Singers at TKT concert 2016.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.

Webster University Opera Studio

Webster University Opera Studio presents two fully-staged productions every year, including substantial repertoire for ensemble and chorus. For more information, click here.