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Choral Ensembles

The Mary Pappert School of Music is home to four separate choral ensembles - The Voices of Spirit, Pappert Men's Chorale, Pappert Women's Chorale, and University Singers. These ensembles perform individually, as well as combined for larger-scale works.

Audition for one of our choirs!

To learn more about the Duquesne University Choral Ensembles, please email Dr. Caron Daley, Director of Choral Activities: daleyc1@duq.edu

Voices of Spirit

VOICES OF SPIRIT: MUEN 143 (0-1 credit)

Dr. Caron Daley, conductor

Voices of Spirit is a highly select choral ensemble consisting of 32 of the finest singers on the campus. Open to all music majors and to non-music majors with significant choral experience. Admission is by competitive audition. Each semester, the ensemble performs a variety of repertoire on- and off-campus, including large-scale performances with the Pappert Chorales, solo concerts, tours, and collaborative performances with Duquesne instrumental ensembles and community-based arts organizations.

Monday/Wednesday, 1-2:50pm
Room 206 - Mary Pappert School of Music

Pappert Chorales

PAPPERT MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CHORALES: MUEN 139-01, 139-02 (0-1 credit)

Dr. Caron Daley, conductor

The Pappert Men's and Women's Chorales are dedicated to the study and performance of choral music at the highest level. Open to all music majors and to non-music majors with high school or other previous choral or singing experience. Admission is by voice-placement audition. Each year, the Chorales perform separately and together in a minimum of three large-scale performances, including collaborations with the Voices of Spirit, and in additional regional choral festivals.

Tuesday/Thursday, 1:40-2:55pm
Room 206 - Mary Pappert School of Music


University Singers


Dr. Caron Daley, conductor

Duquesne newest choral ensemble, the University Singers, is an all-campus mixed choir open to students in all majors, DU alumni, DU faculty and staff, and area community members with prior choral experience, or a love of singing. Each semester, the University Singers perform one large-scale performance with the Voices of Spirit and Pappert Chorales.

Music students may sing in the University Singers, but as a secondary ensemble only.

Undergraduate/Graduate Students:
Register for MUEN 141 (1 credit)
No required audition
University Singers fulfills the Creative Arts Theme Area requirement

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Community Members:
A basic vocal audition is required (see below)
$75 participation fee per semester

Tuesday, 6:00–8:15 p.m.
Duquesne Chapel of the Holy Spirit