Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Choral Ensembles

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Ensemble Information

Loyola Singers (MU 221/321) 
Dr. Clay Price, Director of Choral Studies

The Loyola Singers is a 45-voice, mixed ensemble that performs a varied program of choral music from all stylistic periods. Known for their diverse repertoire in many languages, and for a blended, unified sound, the Loyola Singers is the department’s flagship choral ensemble, performing at venues both on and off campus. Students interested in joining should attend the first rehearsal of the semester and sign up for an audition time with the director on the Music at Loyola board in the Fine Arts Wing of the College Center. Email choirs@loyola.edu to learn more about the choral program.

Only current Loyola students can participate in Loyola Singers. Students may participate on a non-enrolled basis, but must maintain the same attendance requirements as enrolled students. 
Rehearsals are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Loyola Repertory Choir (MU 327)
Dr. Clay Price, Director of Choral Studies

The Loyola Repertory Choir is a 20-voice, mixed ensemble comprised of members of the Loyola Singers. This ensemble specializes in the repertoire of specific genres, periods, and composers selected each semester. Recent programs have included Romantic period part songs and American choruses for women's voices, and choruses from American musical theater. Those interested in joining should attend the first rehearsal of the semester and sign up for an audition time with the director on the Music at Loyola board in the Fine Arts Wing of the College Center. Email choirs@loyola.edu to learn more about the choral program

Current Loyola students must also sing in Loyola Singers. Faculty, staff, and Loyola alumni are invited to audition to join the Repertory Choir. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m. 

Audition Information

Check back later this summer for more information regarding auditions for the Choirs of Loyola. If you would like to receive a reminder about auditions and other information about the choirs of Loyola, email choirs@loyola.edu to be placed in our mailing list.

2015-2016 Repertoire

Composer/Arranger  Title                 Bell, John L Before the World Began
                Bernstein, Leonard (arr. Stickles) I Feel Pretty
                Billings, William Africa
                Copland, Aaron At the River
                Dawson, William In His Care-o
                Dickau, David If Music Be the Food of Love
                Dorsey, Thomas (arr. Sevier) Precious Lord
                Drake, Milton and Ben Oakland (arr. Shaw) Java Jive
                Gjeilo, Ola Northern Lights
                Gruber, Franz (arr. Jarrett, Jack; Clay Price) Silent Night
                Hairston, Jester Poor Man Lazrus
                Holst, Gustav Lullay, my liking
                Hopkins, Stephen M. Dear John, Dear John (Punctuated by Love?)
                Howells, Herbert Here is the Little Door
                Orbán, György Mass No. 6
                Pinkham, Daniel Wedding Cantata
                Stroope, Z Randall Lamentations of Jeremiah
                Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon Hodie Christus natus est
                Tavener, John The Lamb
                Thompson, Randall Alleluia
                Traditional French carol (arr. Robertson) Patapan
                Vivaldi, Antonio Gloria

2014-2015 Repertoire

Composer/Arranger Title
Anonymous Sumer is icumen in
Brunner, David L. O Music
Copland, Aaron Stomp Your Foot, from The Tender Land
Diemer, Emma Lou Three Madrigals
Haydn, Franz Joseph Insanae et vanae curae
Ireland, John Adam lay ybounden
Josquin des Prez El Grillo
McCullough, Donald Canite Tuba: A Christmas Tryptich
Montiverdi, Claudio Si ch’io vorrai morire
Orbán, György Daemon irrepit callidus
Orbán, György Dramolett
Parker, Alice arr. How Can I Keep From Singing?
Rootham, Cyril The Stolen Child
Traditional Venezuelan Lullaby (arr. Sole) Duerme Negrito
Traditional Maori Lullaby (arr. Hamilton) Hine e Hine
de Victoria, Thomás Luis O magnum mysterium
Waters, Richard Give Me Your Stars to Hold
Whitacre, Eric Five Hebrew Love Songs
Wood, Charles Never weather-beaten sail

2013-2014 Repertoire 

Composer/Arranger Title
Beethoven, Ludwig van        Hallelujah
Brown, Jr., Uzee arr.              Dide ta Deo
Charpentier, Marc-Antoine Laudate Jehovam omnes gentes Entsminger, Deen arr.          That Lonesome Road
Grimmsdottir, Bara               Eg vil lofa eina pa
Hayes, Mark arr.                    Grace
Helvey, Howard arr.              Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho
Hummel, Josh                                    God of Our Fathers
Kallman, Daniel arr.              The Morning Trumpet
Lauridsen, Morten                Dirait-on
Lauridsen, Morten                Sure On This Shining Night
Lawson, Philip arr.                Down in the River to Pray
Lawson, Philip arr.                Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
Liszt, Franz                             Ave Maria
McDavitt, Daniel                    Ave Dulcissima Maria
McDavitt, Daniel arr.             How Can I Keep From Singing?
McDavitt, Daniel arr.             O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Mozart, W. A.                          Ave Maria
Mulholland, James Q.                        Red, Red Rose
Palestrina, G. P. da                 Alma Redemptoris Mater
Orff, Carl Excerpts from Carmina Burana Part, Arvo                               Bogoroditse Djevo
Runswick, Daryl arr. Blackbird Rutter, John                           What Sweeter Music
Siegfried, Kevin arr.              Shaker Songs
Whitacre, Eric                        Seal Lullaby
Wilberg, Mack arr.                 All Creatures of Our God and King
Wilberg, Mack arr.                 The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy 
Wood, Dale arr.                      Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal

2012-2013 Repertoire 

Composer/Arranger Title
4th Century Plainchant Ubi caritas
Brahms, Johannes Schicksalslied
Charpentier, Marc-Antoine  Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
Dvorak, Antonin  Moravian Duets
Faure, Gabriel  Cantique de Jean Racine
Halley, Paul  Untraveled Worlds
Hoffman, Stanley  Mi y'maleil
Keen, Marta (arr. Althouse)  Homeward Bound
McDavitt, Daniel  Anthem of Praise
Mendelssohn, Felix  Abendlied
Miller, Roger (arr. McDavitt)  Waitin' for the Light to Shine, from Big River 
Rodgers, Richard (arr. McDavitt)  It's a Grand Night..., from State Fair 
Rutter, John  Gaelic Blessing
Schelat, David Praise the Lord, God's Glories Show
Schonberg, Claude-Michel (arr. McDavitt)  Suddenly, from Les Miserables
Schwartz, Stephen (arr. McDavitt)  On the Willows, from Godspell
Simon, Lucy (arr. McDavitt)  Hold On, from The Secret Garden
Sondheim, Stephen (arr. McDavitt)  Not While I'm Around, from Sweeney Todd
Sullivan, Sir Arthur (arr. McDavitt)  A Gilbert and Sullivan Festival
Traditional American Hymn (arr. Helvey)  Saints Bound for Heaven
Traditional English Carol (arr. Armtrong)  It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Traditional Irish Hymn (arr. Wilberg)  The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Traditional Spiritual (arr. Hogan)  Walk Together, Children
Traditional Spiritual (arr. McDavitt)    Deep River
Traditional Spiritual (arr. Shepperd)  There Is a Balm in Gilead
Traditional Spiritual (arr. Wilberg)  I'm Runnin' On Traditional
Ukrainian Carol, (arr. McDavitt)  Carol of the Bells
Traditional Zambian (arr. Fischer)  Bonse Aba
Traditional Zulu Dowry Song (arr. de Beer)  Amavolovolo
Wood, Charles Music, When Soft Voices Die