Choral Ensembles

The Drury Choral Program consists of three ensembles:

  • The Drury Chorale is a non-auditioned choir open to anyone in the Drury community and performs large choral works as well as smaller octavos. They have performed with the New England Symphonic Ensemble in New York City, and they frequently perform with the Springfield Symphony, including performances of the Mahler 8th Symphony, Fauré Requiem, and Mozart Requiem.

  • The Drury Singers, directed by James R. Davidson, is the select touring choir of Drury University. Open to Drury students by audition, the choir is made up of 47 singers majoring in a variety of academic disciplines. In 1994 the Drury Singers performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City. In May 1999 they returned to Carnegie Hall under the direction of Allin Sorenson for a performance of the Fauré Requiem. In March 2000 they performed at the Southwest Division convention of the American Choral Directors Association as part of the worship service. In 2006 they were again invited to perform for the Missouri Music Educators in January and for the Southwest Division conference of the American Choral Directors Association in March.

    The Drury Singers made its European debut in 2003 with performances at Sint Nicolaaskerk in Amsterdam, Cathédrale Notre Dame and Eglise de St-Sulpice in Paris and at Memorial Day ceremonies at the Normandy-American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. They returned to Europe in 2005 with performances in Munich, the Dachau Memorial and Betzigau, Germany, as well as Salzburg, Bad Ischl, Matzen and Vienna, Austria. In May of 2007 the Drury Singers toured Scotland and England with performances at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, the Church of the Holy Rude in Stirling, in Leeds with the Leeds University Chamber Choir and at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. The Drury Singers toured Italy in 2009, China in 2011, Greece And Turkey in 2013, and Scandinavia in 2015.

  • The Chamber Choir is auditioned out of the Drury Singers and is made up of 8-16 voices. This group performs for community events and also performs more challenging and innovative choral works.