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Dedicated to performing excellence in the choral art, the choral program at SMU has a rich tradition dating back more than 40 years. Throughout this period, members of SMU choral ensembles have gone on to successful careers as vocalists, conductors, music educators and church music leaders, some achieving national and international acclaim in their field. The tradition continues this year with concerts by our three outstanding choirs: Meadows Concert Choir (our largest mixed choir), conducted by Dr. Greg Hobbs; Diva Dolce (our superb women’s ensemble), conducted by Pamela Elrod Huffman, Director of Choral Activities; and SMU’s top choral ensemble, the Meadows Chorale, also conducted by Dr. Elrod Huffman. Students of all ages and academic concentrations may audition for any of the SMU choirs. For more information about the choral program, contact Dr. Elrod Huffman at pelrod@smu.edu.

2014 – 2015 SMU Choral Season

For all concerts except March 22, in lieu of admission, we request that you make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank (either in person at the concert or online at www.ntfb.org). Food donations must be non-perishable.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
“By the Waters”
Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir, Diva Dolce
3pm
Caruth Auditorium

Meadows' three outstanding choral ensembles - Meadows Concert Choir, Meadows Chorale, and Diva Dolce - will open the 2014-2015 choral concert season with a program that  explores water imagery in sacred and secular music. Healing waters that soothe the soul, turbulent waters that represent a lover's anguish, or perhaps softly undulating waters that accompany a love song - all of these images and more will be presented in works by such composers as Palestrina, Barber, Brahms, and Howells.

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
“What Was Said To the Rose”
Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir, Diva Dolce
8 pm
Caruth Auditorium

Music of the season will be performed by the three ensembles in the Meadows Choral Department.  Featuring Meadows Concert Choir, Meadows Chorale, and Diva Dolce.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Diva Dolce
4 pm
Perkins Chapel (Perkins School of Theology’s Service of Lessons and Carols)

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Sacred Works for Organ and Chorus
Meadows Chorale
2 pm
Perkins Chapel

The spacious, reverberant acoustic of Perkins Chapel serves as the setting of this performance of some of the most beautiful repertoire in the choral/organ genre.   The program will include Britten’s “Festival Te Deum,” Pärt’s “Littlemore Tractus,” Brahms’ “Geistliches Lied,” and O’Regan’s “Dorchester Canticles.”  Our guest organist will be SMU faculty member, Dr. Christopher Anderson.

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir, Diva Dolce
7 pm
Dallas City Performance Hall
 “In Dreams”
Students - $7
Adults - $13
Seniors (over 65) - $10

“Carry me to the place where dreams fly…”  These words from the Robert Bode poem, “In Dreams,” represent the inspiration for the concert, which features the Meadows Concert Choir, Meadows Chorale, and Diva Dolce.  Included on the program will be works by Eric Whitacre, John David Earnest, and Peteris Vasks.

Sunday, April 26, 2015
“A Joyful Noise”
Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir, Diva Dolce
8 pm
Caruth Auditorium

In honor of the work’s 50th anniversary, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms will be performed by a combined choir of current and former members of the Meadows choral program.  This “reunion” concert will also include other choral works that celebrate the delights of the world around us.

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