Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Choral Ensembles

Ensemble Information

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

The Loyola Singers is a 30-to-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.

Current Loyola undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Loyola alumni, 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 16-to-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, choruses from American musical theater, György Orbán’sMass No. 6, and Benjamin Britten’sCeremony of CarolsThose 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.

2018-19 Repertoire
Composer/Arranger Title
Bach, Johann Sebastian O rejoice, ye Christian, loudly
Billings, William An Hymn for Christmas (Charleston)
Brunner, David L. Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia
Casals, Pau Nigra Sum
Forrest, Dan The First Noel
Gauraldi, Vince, arr. Snyder Christmas Time Is Here
Handel, George Frederic      How beautiful are the feet, from Messiah
Holst, Gustav A Babe is Born (from Four Old English Carols)
Kallman, Stan Wangol
Lassus, Orlando, ed. Randolph My Heart Is Offered Still to You
Meader, Darmon Coventry Carol
Niles, John Jacob I Wonder as I Wander
Ogura, Ho Hotaru Koi
Powell, Timothy      O Magnum Mysterium
Praetorius, Michael Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
Rheinberger, Josef Regina coeli, from Drei lateinische Hymnen, Op. 96
Robinson, Russell Have You Seen the Beauty of This Day?
Rox, John, arr. Sharon I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Rutter, John All Bells in Paradise
Schultz, Donna Gartman      Banks of Doon
Spencer, Williametta At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners
Stanford, Charles Villier      Magnificat in B-flat
Stopford, Philip WJ A Christmas Blessing
Thomas, Andre J. African Noel
Thomas, Andre J. I Dream a World
Thompson, Randall The Last Words of David
Toch, Ernst Geographical Fugue
VIDA, arr. Culloton Famine Song
Whitacre, Eric This Marriage
Work, John This Little Light O’ Mine

2017-2018 Repertoire

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Basler, Paul
Bernstein, Leonard
Bernstein, Leonard
Busselberg, Paul
Busselberg, Paul
Childs, David N.
Elgar, Edward
Fauré, Gabriel
Fux, Johann Joseph
Handel, George Frederic
Haydn, Joseph
Kodály, Zoltán
Orbán, György
Poston, Elizabeth
Praetorius, Michael
Rootham, Cyril
Rutter, John
Stroope, Z. Randall
Thompson, Randall
de Victoria, Tomás Luis
Walker, Gwyneth

   Dona Nobis Pacem (from Mass in B Minor)
 Gloria (from Missa Kenya)
 Chichester Psalms, Mvt. 2
 West Side Story: A Choral Collection
 Where Go the Boats?
 The Swing
I Am Not Yours   
  The Snow, Op. 26, No. 1   
  Ave verum corpus, Op. 65, No. 1
  Ave Maria
   And the Glory of the Lord (from Messiah)  
  Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Deo
  Christmas Dance of the Shepherds
  Adeste Fideles
   Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
   In Natali Domini
   Magnificat in E Minor
       What Sweeter Music   
       There Is No Rose
       A Girl’s Garden, from Frostiana
      O Magnum Mysterium
      I Will Be Earth

2016-2017 Repertoire

Barber, Samuel
Bargreen, Melinda
Brahms, Johannes
Bright, Houston
Britten, Benjamin
Busto, Javier
Copland, Aaron
el Viejo, Mateo Flecha
Fine, Irving
Gjeilo, Ola
Hairston, Jester
Handel, George Frederic
Haydn, Franz Josef
Hogan, Moses
Hopkins, Stephen M.
Keesecker, Thomas
Leontovich, Mykola (arr, Wilhousky)
Mendelssohn, Felix
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Parker, Alice and Robert Shaw
Spencer, Williametta
Stopford, Philip W. J.
Yon, Pietro A.

Sure On This Shining Night
There Is No Rose
How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place, from A German Requiem
The House That Jack Built
Ceremony of Carols
Ave Maria
An Immorality
Ríu Ríu Chíu
Father William, from Three Settings from “Alice in Wonderland”
Northern Lights
Elijah Rock
Sing unto God, from Judas Maccabeus
Achieved is the Glorious Work, from The Creation
Hear My Prayer
Dear John, Dear John (Punctuated by Love?)
All Shall Be Amen and Alleluia
Carol of the Bells
Laudate Pueri
Dixit et Magnificat, K. 193
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Nova, Nova: Ave Fit Ex Eva
A Christmas Blessing
Gesù Bambino

2015-2016 Repertoire

Bell, John L
Bernstein, Leonard (arr. Stickles)
Billings, William
Copland, Aaron
Dawson, William
Dickau, David
Dorsey, Thomas (arr. Sevier)
Gruber, Franz (arr. Jarrett, Jack; Clay Price)
Hairston, Jester
Holst, Gustav
Howells, Herbert
Orbán, György
Pinkham, Daniel
Stroope, Z Randall
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon
Tavener, John
Thompson, Randall
Traditional French carol (arr. Robertson)
Vivaldi, Antonio 

Before the World Began
I Feel Pretty
At the River
In His Care-o
If Music Be the Food of Love
Precious Lord
Silent Night
Poor Man Lazrus
Lullay, my liking
Here is the Little Door
Mass No. 6
Wedding Cantata
Lamentations of Jeremiah
Hodie Christus natus est
The Lamb

2014-2015 Repertoire

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

2013-2014 Repertoire

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

2012-2013 Repertoire 

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

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