A Cappella Choir
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The College Singers is a chamber ensemble drawn from members of the A Cappella Choir. It performs repertoire spanning the Renaissance to the modern periods, encompassing madrigals and motets as well as vocal jazz. The College Singers perform on A Cappella Choir concerts, and also appear at University events and in local schools. The ensemble is for the more independent singer who pursues vocal study or is a talented sight reader.
The Chapel Choir is open to all faculty, staff, and students and sings for campus-wide chapel services on Wednesday as well as for special services of the campus community. Sacred music students participate in the ensemble as a vital part of their program of study. The Chapel Choir sings a balanced cross-section of repertoire drawn from various traditions and styles. Modeled on a parish volunteer choir, the ensemble allows students the opportunity to direct their peers and instrumentalists or to serve as cantors and soloists in the performance of accessible and appropriate music for worship. Singing in Chapel Choir improves sight-reading skills, builds community, and deepens one's faith as the choir serves the spiritual needs of the campus community.
During selected semesters the music program of the University sponsors a Women's Ensemble that builds singers' confidence in ensemble singing and allows for the exploration of treble repertoire. The Women's Ensemble has performed on the University's Christmas program as well as for nursing homes and churches.
High School Choral Festival
Each April Lenoir-Rhyne sponsors a Choral Festival for High School Singers. This Festival affords high school singers and ensembles the opportunity to perform caliber repertoire with the University's A Cappella Choir under the direction of noted clinicians and conductors. Advanced high school singers are encouraged to perform as well with the College Singers. Participating high school choral directors may lead their own ensembles in performing on the closing Festival Program. This one-day Festival is a highlight of the year for both high school and university singers.