"The University of Evansville has a vibrant and active choral program. I invite you to explore some of our current opportunities in choral music at UE, which include: University Choir, Kantorei, Choral Society, and Women's Chorus."
— Dr. Dennis Malfatti
Director of Choral Activities
Composed of UE’s finest vocal talent, the University Choir has built a reputation for performances of a wide range of choral music from various eras. In 2016, the choir performed by invitation for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Conference in Chicago. Receiving an invitation to perform at an ACDA Conference is among the highest honors and American choir can receive. The University Choir has also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in both 2011 and in 2016. In January 2013, the University Choir was invited to perform at the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) State Convention in Fort Wayne. This was the choir’s second appearance in recent years at IMEA having also been invited to perform at the convention in 2010 in Indianapolis. The choir has had the privilege to perform in a master class with the world renowned vocal sextet, The King’s Singers and has worked with Matthew Oltman, Music Director Emeritus of the equally renowned ensemble Chanticleer. Membership in the choir includes both music majors and non-music majors. Admission into the choir is by audition.
Each year, twelve students are selected from the choral program to perform in the university’s smallest and most select choral ensemble, the Kantorei. This highly-select ensemble’s repertoire includes both Renaissance works as well as demanding twentieth century works. Recent performances have included Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, and Poulenc’s Litanies à la vierge noire.
The UE Choral Society is open to both men and women from across campus who have an interest in singing a variety of choral music for mixed voices (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass.) In addition to performing independently the choir also combines with both the University Choir and the Women’s Chorus for large scale performances including the annual Holiday Pops Concert.
Distinguishing itself as the largest choir at the University of Evansville, the Women's Chorus presents a choral concert each semester and participates in the annual Holiday Pops Concert. The choir performs both as an independent ensemble and also in combined performances with the University Choir, the Men's Chorus, and the University Symphony Orchestra. Students from all across the campus join the Women's Chorus each year making for an energetic mix of both music majors and non-music majors.