Notre Dame Chorale
Claire Stephens | Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This May Notre Dame’s official concert choir, the Chorale, is making an eight-day pilgrimage to Italy in their “Heart of Italy” tour. The Chorale has also journeyed to France, Germany, Austria and New Zealand. Besides international tours, the Chorale toured through U.S. cities over Winter Break and the Midwest in January.
“Each semester the University of Notre Dame Chorale and Chamber Orchestra bring classics of the choral literature to campus in refreshingly skillful performances,” the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s website said. “In repertoire ranging from Renaissance motets to works written by living composers, the Chorale exhibits an impressive range of styles and a high level of artistry.”
The Chorale performs every season, including a special December performance of the popular Handel’s “Messiah” concert. Chorale members also sing for the Inn at St. Mary’s around Christmastime and for a Commencement Concert and Mass at the end of the year.
This year’s spring concert on Friday will help fund the trip to Italy, along with sales of CDs and other merchandise sold directly after the concert and during the month of April.
Chorale is also hosting a fundraiser at Five Guys this Wednesday, with a portion of all sales between 5 and 10 going to the Chorale.