The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Chorale is a non-auditioned ensemble typically comprised of approximately 35 students from various disciplines. The group performs repertoire from various genres and is open to any student who enjoys singing. Chorale currently takes a regional tour each spring semester and performs three concerts each school year in addition to special performances at campus liturgies, ceremonies, and community events.
The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Madrigals is an auditioned chamber ensemble of singers interested in performing more challenging, often a cappella, choral selections. The Madrigals have performed in Carnegie Hall and other locations throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Germany, Austria, Italy, and at the Vatican. In May 2012 the Madrigals will travel to France, performing at Normandy Beach, Mont Saint-Michel, Chartres, Paris, and special historical landmarks such as the birthplace of the College’s foundress, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. In the coming year, they will also perform the world-premiere of a newly commissioned work for women's voices by renowned composer Sydney Guillaume.
Both ensembles are fortunate to perform each semester in the beautiful Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College.
Director of Choirs: Michael B. Boswell