Choir

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Dubuque offers a major and minor in Fine & Performing Arts with emphases in music, theatre, or dance.  For more information about majoring in the Fine and Performing Arts, visit our academic page.

In addition to our academic programs, the department has a rich tradition of choirs open to all students on campus. Ensembles are open to all university students, regardless of major.  Academic credit is available for participation in performance ensembles.


2015-2016 PERFORMANCES

Six Rivers Western Division Conference Honors Choir Festival  
  Tuesday, September 22 7:00 p.m. Butler Hall
       
Dubuque Chorale Songfest  
  Saturday, September 26 7:30 p.m. Butler Hall
       
Concert Choir Dessert Musicale  
      Sunday, October 18                    3:00 p.m.               Blades Hall
       
Christmas at Heritage Center  
  Friday, December 4 7:30 p.m. Butler Hall
       
Adrian Choral Festival Concert  
  Friday, January 29 7:30 p.m. Butler Hall
       
Charles Barland Faculty Recital  
  Tuesday, March 8 7:30 p.m. St. Luke's
       
Concert Choir Spring Concert  
  Sunday, April 10 2:00 p.m. Butler Hall
       
Chamber Singers Spring Concert  
  Saturday, April 23 7:30 p.m. Blades Chapel
       

ENSEMBLES

Concert Choir
The University of Dubuque Concert Choir studies choral repertoire from all genres and musical periods. The group performs between two to four concerts annually, and frequently performs at University functions such as homecoming, opening convocation, commencement, and more.

The group also goes on a national tour every spring, and has travelled to 38 states and Puerto Rico during the past ten years. Cities the Concert Choir has performed in include New York City, Boston, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., San Juan, and Honolulu.

Membership in Concert Choir is open to all students regardless of major. A short audition is required to determine voice part and placement in the ensemble. Concert Choir is available for one hour of credit to non-majors, and fulfills ensemble requirements for FPA music majors.

The ensemble meets weekdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Heritage Center's Aitchison-Welch Choral Rehearsal Room. 

Chamber Singers
The University of Dubuque Chamber Singers is a select group of 8-12 vocalists derived from members of the Concert Choir. The group performs challenging choral chamber pieces and a capella works, and performs two of their own concerts annually, as well as performing during the Concert Choir's concerts.

Membership in Chamber Singers is open by audition to all students currently enrolled in Concert Choir. Chamber Singers is available for one hour of credit to non-majors, and fulfills ensemble requirements for FPA music majors.

The ensemble meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Heritage Center's Aitchison-Welch Choral Rehearsal Room.

Gospel Choir
The University of Dubuque Gospel Choir performs classic to modern gospel repertoire. The ensemble performs two concerts per year, and performs in the Dubuque church community and for University functions, as well. Membership in Gospel Choir is open to all students, regardless of major.

The ensemble meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Heritage Center's Aitchison-Welch Choral Rehearsal Room.