Choral Ensembles

Concordia Vocal Ensemble

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Open to undergraduate and graduate students from all departments, community members welcomed

Audition Required: 
Contact Professor Mark Doerries (mdoerries@nd.edu) to schedule an audition.

Concordia Vocal Ensemble is Notre Dame's only semi-professional choral ensemble dedicated to sacred music. Comprising graduate and undergraduate vocalists from Sacred Music at Notre Dame, the Department of Music, and across the entire University, all singers with music-reading experience are encouraged to apply. Concordia will perform four concerts this fall including a recital this September where the audience and choir will be plunged into total darkness. In the spring, Concordia will perform Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with full orchestra at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The Concordia tours during semester breaks and is led by Dr. Mark Doerries.


Repertory Choir and Choral Scholars

Open to undergraduate and graduate students from all departments, community members welcomed

Audition Required: 
Contact sacredmusic@nd.edu to schedule an audition.
 

Repertory CHoir

Repertory Choir and Choral Scholars serve as the preparatory choir for graduate choral conducting students from Sacred Music at Notre Dame. The  ensemble meets twice a week and is led by conducting graduate students who practice their conducting and rehearsal technique. This ensemble does not perform. All singers with music-reading experience are encouraged to apply. Notre Dame undergraduate students have the opportunity for Tuition Scholarship Awards of $400 for participating each semester.

Notre Dame Children's Choir

Ages: 6 months through 17 years old
Meets: After School on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

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The Notre Dame Children’s Choir and Children’s Organ Training Program educates over 300 singers in 12 choirs each week. Choristers from birth through high school are invited to participate at no cost to families. The Choir tours, records, and commissions music annually; their first album, O Emmanuel, ranked #1 on Billboard's Chart of Traditional Classical Music for seven weeks, and their third album, Arturo Sandoval's Christmas at Notre Dame, debuted at #2 on Billboard's Chart of Jazz Music. The program also teaches piano and organ lessons to 40 children each week. All musical instruction is provided at no charge to families.

The choirs have worked with conductors from around the world including directors from Leeds Cathedral, UK; Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool, UK; East Anglia Cathedral, UK; the Madeleine Choir School, Salt Lake City, UT; the Indianapolis Children's Choir; the Chicago Children's Choir; the College of New Jersey, and Indiana University Bloomington. They toured through England and from New York City to Los Angeles, sang at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Meyerson Symphony Center, and performed for the National Pastoral Musicians' Conference, Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, the Organ Historical Society, the Indiana Music Educators' Association, and TEDx. 

Contact sacredmusicacademy@nd.edu for more information.

Notre Dame Children’s Liturgical Choir & Lay Clerks

Auditions Required: Request an audition by email: sacredmusicacademy@nd.edu.
Meets: Mondays 3:45–6 p.m.

Notre Dame Children's Choir

The Notre Dame Children’s Liturgical Choir hires adult singers to serve as Lay Clerks alongside child sopranos for mass and vespers at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Saint Mary's College Church of Our Lady of Loretto. The choir sings the music of Palestrina, Josquin, Tallis, Howels, Britten, Stanford, Victoria, Messian, and Gregorian Chant.

For more information about performances or to join the NDCC, visit the Sacred Music Academy website.