Goucher Choirs

LINK FOR FALL 2019 AUDITIONS: www.calendly.com/gcco

DIRECTOR: Dr. Daniel McDavitt
CONTACT: daniel.mcdavitt@goucher.edu

The choral program features two ensembles:

The Goucher Chorus is a larger choir, Goucher's flagship choral ensemble. They perform music from all periods, ranging from the Renaissance to today's top composers, with a particular emphasis on music from around the world. It's common for the choir to perform in more than a half dozen languages or more in one performance. The Goucher Chorus rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:45pm-6:15pm in Merrick Lecture Hall in Kraushaar Auditorium.

The Chamber Singers are a smaller, select group of singers chosen from the Goucher Chorus that focuses on the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, as well as music for small ensembles from other periods. Students are expected to be strong sight readers. The Chamber Singers rehearse on Tuesdays from 7:00pm-8:50pm in Merrick Lecture Hall in Kraushaar Auditorium.

Note: Students may enroll for credit or audit either choir.

Audition Information

Auditions take place during the first week of every semester. Those who are interested in joining the choir should attend rehearsals during the first week. You can sign up for an audition at www.calendly.com/gcco. The audition will be brief (about 10 minutes). Dr. McDavitt will chat with you for a few minutes to get to know you, then he will ask you to sing a verse of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," or some other sing you might now. Then he will take you through some scales to figure out your range and your ideal voice part, and finish with some reading exercises to determine your current music skills.