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Webster University Chamber Singers

Chamber SingersWebster University Chamber Singers resides on Webster’s home campus in Saint Louis. They recently collaborated with Boston Camerata on the medieval play Daniel and with Josh Groban in multiple performances on his international Stages tour. Multi-media projects include a YouTube channel, the CD Beginnings, and the GIA Publications DVD How to Make a Good Choir Sound Great. Chamber Singers are regularly sought out by composers to perform their music, and works by student composers are a regular feature of concerts and tours.

Chamber Singers appeared at the National Collegiate Choral Organization biennial conference in Baton Rouge (November 2017), where their performance was acclaimed for its stylistic diversity and emotional impact. Chamber Singers performed in 2014 for the Southwestern Divisional American Choral Directors Association conference in Little Rock and for the Missouri Music Educators Association conference at Tan-Tar-A. 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, Vaughan Williams, and Vivaldi.

The 2017-18 ensemble includes undergraduates majoring in music education, vocal performance, music composition, music direction for musical theatre, and political science, as well as graduate students representing Webster University’s Master of Music programs in piano performance and vocal performance. 

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


Concert Choir Fall 2016.Webster University Concert Choir

Webster University Concert Choir is comprised of 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 performs 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. In April 2016, Concert Choir will perform Haydn's Missa in Angustiis in collaboration with the Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis.

Email Dr. Trent Patterson, Director of Choral Studies


Webster University Women's Chorus

Women's Chorus

The Webster University Women's Chorus, led by Dr. Stuart Chapman Hill, is a selective ensemble dedicated to studying and sharing music written for women's voices. We are undergraduate women from a variety of disciplines and majors on campus. Women's Chorus sings traditional choral literature, but also strives to encourage new and modern works through collaboration with living composers and commissioning new works. In addition to performing in at least two concerts per semester, Women's Chorale partners with other schools and organizations to encourage musical growth in our community. Sopranos and altos new to the choral program at Webster will begin their musical journey in this ensemble. 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.


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.