DePauw University Choirs
The University Chorus
The DePauw University Chorus offers opportunities for both beginning and advanced students. These 60-70 mixed voices perform music incorporating a diversity of choral music, voices, and sounds, including at least one of the great choral masterworks each year. In 2005, the choir welcomed Musical America's 2004 "Conductor of the Year" and 1958 DePauw graduate Joseph Flummerfelt for a three-week residency. The following year, the choir performed Tallis's extraordinary 40-part motet Spem in Alium, and Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor with the DePauw University Orchestra. In 2007-08 the DePauw University Chorus presented Bernstein's great masterpiece Chichester Psalms, in the version for choir, organ, percussion and harp.
The Chamber Singers
The DePauw University Chamber Singers is a select group of singers which performs small scale choral works and chamber music, very often without accompaniment. Their performances feature music ranging from the early renaissance to the 21st century, and the repertoire is designed to challenge and develop the skills of the advanced singer and musician. The Chamber Singers can be heard many times each semester, both on campus and in festivals and collaborations in the surrounding area, and in select years embarks on touring projects across the USA and abroad. The 2006-07 season featured a performance of Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the DePauw Sinfonia and an appearance at the Woodruff Center in Atlanta. In the fall of 2007, the group will be collaborating with faculty cellist Eric Edberg to perform improvisatory works for choir and cello. In January 2008 the choir traveled and performed in major cities across China.