Daniel Stowe, Director
Founded in 1915, the 75-voice Notre Dame Glee Club presents a wide-ranging repertory in several formal campus concerts as well as in dozens of informal performances at University events. The membership is drawn from all courses of study at the university.
In recent years the Club has performed on tour in over 40 U.S. states and 20 countries. In the course of regular European tours (most recently in the spring of 2011), the Club has performed in Ireland, England, France, Spain, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. In 1997 the Glee Club appeared in Israel with the Jerusalem Symphony and in 2001 the Glee Club toured Asia, singing in Singapore, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong (with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta), and Taipei. In 2005 they toured in Mexico and Central America, and returned to Guatemala in May and June of 2009 with the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra; they toured northern Spain, including a pilgrimage on foot along the Camino de Santiago, in May and June of 2013.
Among several Glee Club recordings are Shake Down the Thunder (1989), Under the Dome (1999), In dulci jubilo (2001), Vive la compagnie (2005), and Beautiful Rain (2007). Their newest CD, On the Rocky Road to Dublin, was released in August of 2012.
Notre Dame Collegium Musicum
Daniel Stowe, Director
The Collegium Musicum is a small vocal ensemble specializing in sacred and secular music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. It is open to all members of the Notre Dame and greater South Bend community. The Collegium Musicum performs programs each spring and fall in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and periodically in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Alexander Blachly, Director
The Notre Dame Chorale, the University’s 60-voice concert choir, draws on students from every college and department of the University. Each fall and spring the ensemble performs a repertoire of classics and rarely heard works by composers from the Renaissance to the present in Leighton Concert Hall. In addition, the Chorale presents Handel's Messiah with the Chamber Orchestra in early December to sold-out audiences. Each year’s events also include a Winter Tour to cities across the United States in January, a concert on Friday evening during Commencement Weekend, and participation in the Baccalaureate Mass during Commencement Weekend (Saturday, mid-May). Recent international tours, always scheduled in the period just following Commencement, have taken the Chorale to France, Bavaria, Austria, Italy, Hawaii, and New Zealand.
Through the Graduate Program in Sacred Music
Recital and Repertory Choirs
Directed by Carmen-Helena Tellez