The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir serves as one of the principal liturgical choirs in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, singing at the 11:45 a.m. Mass every Sunday throughout the academic year. They also lend their talents to dedication services, vespers, memorial liturgies, penance services, weddings, ordinations and a host of other worship celebrations that form a vital part of the fabric of worship on campus.
The Choir's musical offerings have been gathered from all parts of the world. Special emphasis is placed on contemporary music, sung almost entirely in four-part harmony. Many of these arrangements are exclusive to the Folk Choir, having been arranged by its directors and a variety of other composers active in the field of sacred music.
While the choir is primarily an undergraduate organization, there is an increasing number of graduate students, faculty and professional staff from the university who have joined in recent years. The camaraderie between students and professionals within the academic community is one of the things that makes this group unique at Notre Dame.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to sing with the Folk Choir at the 9 p.m. Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart from June 14 through July 19, 2015. Rehearsals are prior to Mass at 7 p.m. in room 329 of the Coleman-Morse Center. No auditions are necessary.
Auditions for the 2015-2016 Folk Choir will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Coleman-Morse Center, room 319. Sign up for an audition time here.
For more information, please email Steve Warner or call (574) 631-5652.