Choral Ensembles


Chamber Singers perform at the American Choral Directors Association
divisional convention in Little Rock, March 2014.

Webster University Chamber Singers

Chamber SingersWebster University Chamber Singers is a highly select ensemble of 20-24 singers that performs advanced choral literature from all historical periods, many world cultures, and styles. Each season, the choir collaborates with the Webster University Concert Choir to present a major choral/orchestral masterwork. Since 2011, the Chamber Singers have presented a number of larger-scale choral works themselves, including Vivaldi's Gloria RV 588 and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb. The group represents the Department of Music at university and community functions; they embark on a tour each semester. Choral Artists-in-Residence during 2012-13 included Turtle Creek Chorale Artistic Director Trey Jacobs, Dr. Charlene Archibeque, and the British a cappella group Voces8. Rehearsals are held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 3.

Webster University Chamber Singers were one of five collegiate choirs to sing at the American Choral Directors Association Southwestern Division conference in Little Rock, March 2014.  Chamber Singers were also one of three Missouri collegiate choirs to appear at Missouri Music Educators Association annual conference in January 2014.  . . . Two convention appearances in one year!

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Webster University Concert Choir

Webster University Concert Choir is open to all university students by audition. Under the musical leadership of Dr. Trent Patterson, this choir performs a varied repertoire. Recent works performed with orchestra include Schubert's Magnificat, D.486 and Vaughan Williams' In Windsor Forest. Each season, Concert Choir joins the Chamber Singers to present a choral/orchestral masterwork; recent collaborations include Britten's Cantata Misericordium, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem. In Fall 2011, the choir presented a demonstration/performance for the opening session of the Webster University Faculty Institute. Concert Choir is proud to be featured in an upcoming DVD about the placement of singers with Dr. Charlene Archibeque released by GIA Publications in 2014. Rehearsals are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon.

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Webster University Women's ChorusWomen's Chorus

Women's Chorus, open to singers of all ages, is the primary choir for new students who sing soprano and alto.  The group performs on various choral concerts each year, often in cooperation with other choral ensembles.  Rehearsals are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon.  More information, contact Prof. Martha Hart at


Jazz Singers 2014

Webster University Jazz Singers

The Jazz Singers is a highly select group of 16 vocalists (SATB) and instrumentalists. Debby Lennon, one of St. Louis's most distinguished singers and teachers, is the ensemble director. The Jazz Singers perform works from arrangers and composers such as Gene Puerling, Paris Rutherford, and Steve Zegree, as well as groups including Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, and Rare Silk. For more information, contact Professor Lennon, 314-968-7032.

Opera Studio

 In addition, Opera Studio mounts a chorus as part of Fall and Spring productions, and serves as a large ensemble for the Department of Music.  Check out their webpage!