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Choral and Vocal Music



Concert Chorale

The Concert Chorale is a non-audition large mixed ense​mble open to all students interested in singing at Providence College. this group reflects the diverse interests and talents represented here on campus. The repertoire for this ensemble provides an excellent opportunity to study and perform the widest possible range of a capella and accompanied choral music. In addition, each year the choir will combine with other PC Choirs to perform a major work. P​ast works have included: Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and Orff's Carmina Burana.

Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday: 5:00pm to 6:15pm

I Cantori 

I Cantori is the premier choral ensemble of Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.The singers in I Cantori are full-time, undergraduate music and non-music major students committed to innovative and quality performances and community outreach through choral music. Repertoire of the choir includes both a capella and accompanied music from Western and Non-Western vocal traditions. I Cantori tours annually throughout the United States or abroad. Past international tours have included Austria, Prague, France, England, Russia and Italy.

If you're interested in auditioning for MSC 447 I Cantori there are two phases to the audition process.

Phase 1 consists of a preliminary audition consisting of a check for vocal range/quality, a tonal memory test, and ability to sight read.

Based upon the results of this first phase, you may or may not be invited to the first rehearsal of I Cantori for Phase 2 of the audition process.

Note: There is no prepared selection required.

Phase 2 takes place during the first rehearsal of I Cantori on Monday, August 29, 2016

During this rehearsal, all students who have been invited will be observed to get a general sense of how you work in rehearsal with others and

with new music. You will be tested on the short selections of music with the entire choir, in small groups, and individually. Following this

rehearsal, the results of the audition process will be posted.

Note: Membership in I Cantori requires participation for the entire 2016-2017 academic year.

Monday and Wednesday:  7:15pm - 8:30pm
Fall Choral Concert: Saturday, December 18, 2017 ~ 4pm
Spring horal Concert: Saturday, April 28, 2018  ~ 4pm

Dr. T. J. Harper, Director of Choral Activites  
Smith Center for the Arts G05    401.865.2209


​Highlights and Honors

Performance Tour to Vienna, Salzburg & Prague - Spring 2015

Performance at 2014 NAfME National In-Service Conference, Nashville, TN

Performance Tour to Spain - Spring 2013​

Performance at 2013 New England Collegiate Conference, Keene State University

Performance at 2012 AC​DA Eastern Division Conference in Providence, RI​

Performance at 2011 NAfME Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore, MD​

Performance Tour to Italy - Spring 2011

Performance at 2010 RIMEA State In-Service Conference, Providence, RI

Annual Performance Tours to NYC ​​

Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop 

Opera Workshop will introduce students to the complete process of preparation for the performance of musical drama. Through work on scenes from serious and light operas, students will gain experience in musical preparation, development of dramatic characterization, stage movement and blocking, ensemble, and performance. Scenes will be presented in a final public performance at the end of the term. 

Rehearsals: Fall Semester Tuesday 4:30pm - 7:00 pm ​
Performance: Friday, December 8 ~ 7pm

David Harper, Coordinator, Vocal Studies/Voice/Opera Workshop
Smith Center for the Arts G11     401.865.1812