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Community Chorus


Founded in 1989, the 150-member DePaul Community Chorus​ 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 has presented three concerts each year (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.

For Fall Quarter 2020, community chorus members will have an opportunity to participate in a virtual performance project and enjoy an online choral literature class taught by director Stephen Blackwelder.

  • Stephen Blackwelder, Director/Conductor
  • Early Bird Course Fees:
    • Virtual Performance + Choral Literature Course: $40
    • Choral Literature Course only: $35
  • Registration Deadline: September 4, 2020

Course fee for DCC members after September 4, 2020:

  • ​Choral Literature Course: $60
  • Registration for Virtual performance closed after September 4, 2020

Choral Literature Course will meet Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm for 6 sessions. Please visit Adult Class Instruction​ for course description.

Current DCC Members log in here to register.

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