The Community Music Division invites all interested
singers to join the DePaul Community Chorus. Founded in 1989, the
150-member group is comprised of singers from all walks of life and
varying levels of musical experience. Weekly rehearsals are held
throughout the year at the Lincoln Park campus. The wide range of
repertoire performed includes choral literature of the great composers
from the sixteenth century to the present, as well as folk songs,
spirituals, and music from the stage and screen.
The DePaul Community Chorus presents three concerts each year in the
DePaul University Concert Hall (including one choral masterwork with
full orchestra), is featured in the annual campus-wide Christmas at
DePaul concerts, and also performs at various community events. Major
works performed with full orchestra include Brahms' Requiem, Bruckner's
Mass in D Minor, Faure's Requiem, Haydn's Mass in Time of War, Mendelssohn's
Elijah, Mozart's Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Carl Orff's Carmina
Burana, and Schubert's Mass in E-flat Major. The DePaul Community Chorus
has appeared at Symphony Center, the Merle Reskin Theatre, the Shedd
Aquarium, the Chicago Historical Society, and the Daley Center Plaza
Noontime Concerts Series. Visit depaulcommunitychorus.org for more information.
- Stephen Blackwelder, Director/Conductor
- Tuesdays 7:30pm - 9:30pm
- Music Resource Fee $140 | year or $60 | quarter (includes music)
Auditions will be held for proper section placement. Contact either our conductor, Stephen Blackwelder or the DePaul Community Music Division or fill out the inquiry form above to schedule an audition.
For auditions, we simply want to hear your voice, see what vocal range is comfortable
for you and check out your basic instincts for melody and harmony.
Confident music reading skills and/or prior choral experience is a
plus, but not a hard and fast requirement – especially if you have a
"good ear" for music.