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University Singers

Join the DU University Singers!

The Duquesne University Singers engages alumni, community members, faculty, staff and students in inspiring choral experiences. Part of Duquesne's family of three choirs (including the Voices of Spirit and Pappert Chorale), the University Singers is a multigenerational mixed choir of 40–60 voices. The choir performs all types of choral music in two concerts per semester, including exciting collaborations with Duquesne's choral and instrumental ensembles. Prospective singers should have prior choral experience and basic music reading skills.

Fall 2019 Information
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30 p.m. | August 27–December 3, 2019
Open rehearsal: Tuesday, August 27

Rehearsal Location: Mary Pappert School of Music, Room 206

2019–20 Concert Performances:

October 12, 2019: Combined Duquesne Choirs, Trinity Cathedral, Pittsburgh
December 8, 2019: "Christmas at Duquesne", Duquesne Power Center Ballroom
March 21, 2020: "Music in a Great Space", Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh
April 26, 2020: "Duquesne Choirs at Home", Duquesne Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Auditions for 2019–20 will be held Thursday, August 22, 6-9pm, or by appointment. For more questions, or to schedule an audition, Contact Dr. Caron Daley, Director of Choral Activities: daleyc1@duq.edu

University Singers Auditions:

  • Prepare a simple song (hymn, carol, art song, musical theatre song, folk song, opera aria, or the national anthem) to sing a cappella. Choose a song that suits your voice and showcases your range.
  • Sight-reading excerpt with piano support
  • Melody sing-backs
  • Discussion about your interest in the University Singers


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