Choirs

The University Choir

The University Choir is the major choral unit for the University. The University Choir provides service to the campus community by providing music for events such as Convocation, Commencement, Founder's Day and other campus events. The choir serves Memorial Church at least one Sunday per month, and produces at least two major concerts per year. This ensemble also serves as the major ensemble for all music majors in voice and keyboard.

The University Concert Choir

The University Concert Choir is the primary touring ensemble for the University. Established in 1870 as the Hampton Singers, this group is distinguished itself by performing in some of the most honorable concert hall and churches in the United States and abroad. The choir has toured parts of Europe and Canada, performed in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Constitution Hall and was featured at the Inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton in 1997. The choir tours annually during the Spring Break, Thanksgiving Break, and prior to Commencement. Membership in the Concert choir is limited and is based upon membership in one of the other choirs and a second audition. This ensemble also serves as a major ensemble for all music majors in voice and keyboard.

The University Gospel Choir:

The University Gospel Choir: HIS CHOSEN SOUNDS. This Choir performs both on and off campus, provides music for the Memorial Church, produces at least three major campus concerts per year, and tours on weekends throughout the academic year. Membership in the Gospel Choir is limited. All members are expected to perform weekends as scheduled by the Director of University Choirs. B.A. and B.A.M.T. music majors may not use this ensemble for their major ensemble requirement.

One hour of credit per semester may be obtained for participating in any choir.