Rehearsals resume Thursday September 6, 7:00pm in the Chapel
The Chapel Choir is an unauditioned ensemble comprised of students from numerous faculties. The choir's repertoire covers many centuries, and includes such styles as Gregorian chant and medieval sung services, renaissance polyphony from Josquin des Prez to Byrd, baroque verse anthems with obligato instruments, larger scale concert works with small orchestra, sacred anthems and motets from the romantic and 20th century, and recently composed hymns settings, descants, and arrangements of Gregorian chant. The choir is freqently joined by guest musicians (singers and instrumentalists) from the School of Music, and will often feature soloists from within the choir. This further broadens the range of musical styles to include "contemporary" Christian songs, shapenote / Sacred Harp singing, and early American hymnody.
The Chapel Choir sings for all Sunday evening services held in the Chapel, as well as special University serivces such as the annual Advent Service of Lessons and Carols. As well, the choir sings at least one public concert or special event per term, presents a series of evening sung services (Compline) each term, and visits other churches or locations to sing services.
Visit the Chapel Choir YouTube chanel to hear recordings from live performances in April 2018
The Chapel Choir in concert April 2018
The Choir accepts singers at the beginning of each academic term
Manning Chapel Choir, Salisbury Cathedral, 2006