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Choral Music

Concert Choir

Bill Culverhouse, Director


Open to all students by audition. This large ensemble performs widely varied repertoire, both secular and sacred, from throughout Western music history, as well as music from non-Western traditions. Recent performances have included masterworks like Orff’s Carmina Burana and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, folksong settings by Brahms and Schumann, choral compositions by Arab, African and Cuban composers, and jazz and Broadway compositions by Ellington, Kern, Porter and Sondheim. The Concert Choir performs on campus, in the community and on tours. The spring of 2015 will bring a full performance of Handel's Messiah, in continued celebration of our new Lingle Recital Hall.

Women's Chorus

Danielle Steele, Director

Women 'schorus

Open to all women by audition. This ensemble performs women's chorus repertoire from all time periods, both sacred and secular, including classical, popular and non-Western selections. The group is involved in several performances each semester, including outreach performances such as the highly popular annual benefit concert for the Genesis Women's Shelter. The Women’s Chorus performs on campus, in the community and on tours.

Gospel Revelations

Shenita and Patrick Piper, Directors

Revs 2014

Open to all students. This ensemble performs traditional and contemporary African-American music, both a cappella and accompanied. On-campus and outreach performances. Gospel Revs tours during alternate spring breaks.

Madrigal Singers

Bill Culverhouse, Director


Open to Concert Choir and Women’s Chorus  members by audition. This highly selective small ensemble focuses on the rich repertoire of 16th-century madrigals from a variety of countries, but also performs repertoire from other time periods and genres, including Baroque music, vocal jazz and music by living composers.

Men’s Quartet

Open to men in Concert Choir. This is a selective group with four members. This group performs a variety of styles ranging from Renaissance music to barbershop quartet repertoire.

For information about choral music at Earlham College, please contact Bill Culverhouse.

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