Numerous vocal and choral opportunities are available for students enrolled at Georgetown College. Within the historic and distinctive tradition of liberal arts scholarship for which the college is nationally recognized, the department of music choral ensembles strive for excellence. A wide and varied selection of courses is offered for music majors, minors, and those electing to further their ability, knowledge, appreciation and understanding of music.
There are two primary choral ensembles on campus. The Georgetown College Chorale is a select ensemble of 40-45 members. Each fall, auditions are held to determine personnel. The Chorale tours every year through portions of the eastern United States. Approximately every four years, the Chorale plans an international tour. Recent tours have included the states of Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio; and foreign sites have included Russia and Europe. Repertoire for the group covers a variety of styles and historic periods.
Click here to view photos from the December 7, 2004 Christmas Concert presented by the GC Concert Choir in the Ensor Learning Resource Center.
Click here to view photos from the November 20, 2003 Fall Concert featuring the Concert Choir & Orchestra, Chorale, and Chamber Singers.
Click here to view Chamber Singers photos from the April 10, 2003 Spring Concert, conducted by Dr. John W. Campbell
Click here to view Chorale and Chamber Singers photos from the November 13, 2001 Fall concert, directed by Dr. John W. Campbell.
(See Photos/Videos to view a video clip of the Chorale in concert.)
The Georgetown College Concert Choir is the other primary choral ensemble. This group performs mainly large works, and is often accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Recent works include G.F. Handel's Messiah, J. Rutter's Gloria, and W.A. Mozart's Requiem. The Concert Choir maintains a membership of over 70 singers. These singers, as with the Chorale, come from a variety of disciplines across campus.
Click here to view Concert Choir and Chorale photos from the "Messiah and More" December 2, 2001 Fall concert, directed by Dr. John W. Campbell.
Click here to view Chorale photos from the April 3, 2003 Spring Concert, directed by Dr. John W. Campbell.
A new ensemble has recently been formed, the Georgetown College Chamber Singers. This is a highly select group of 12-16 singers. The Chamber Singers perform mainly lighter pieces, from madrigals to jazz.
(See Photos/Videos to view a video clip of the Chamber Singers in concert.)
Many of the students at Georgetown College are active as solo singers. Private instruction is available from Dr. Heather Hunnicutt, Professor Rebecca C. Miller, or Dr. John W. Campbell. Voice lessons may be taken by music majors, minors or electives, provided that students participate in the Concert Choir primary ensemble.
Each semester, many voice students participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition, both at the state and regional levels. Georgetown College students have consistently qualified for competition past the first round. In addition, students perform the solos for our large works with the Concert Choir. A number of singers are also involved in musical theater presentations on campus. Further options for vocal students include Opera Workshop and involvement with small select ensembles.
Dr. John W. Campbell serves as conductor of the choral ensembles, and is Director of Choral Activities. Dr. Heather Hunnicutt serves as Coordinator of Vocal Studies and Church Music.