Kent Hatteberg, conductor
The Collegiate Chorale is the premiere choral ensemble in the University of Louisville School of Music. Membership in the Chorale is open to all students by audition. Members are expected to have advanced sight-reading skills and vocal abilities. The choir rehearses daily in the School of Music.
While the Chorale performs primarily a cappella repertoire, it regularly combines with the Louisville Orchestra, the Choral Arts Society, and the University Symphony Orchestra for major choral-orchestral works. The Chorale enjoys a national reputation for its excellence in performance and adventuresome programming, and is often selected to perform at major national and regional venues such as ACDA, MENC, and KMEA conventions.
The University of Louisville Cardinal Singers, a select chamber choir in the School of Music, were founded in 1970 under the name “University Singers” by the late William C. Lathon, former University of Louisville professor, as an outreach organization for the University. In 1980 they were appointed by then Governor Brown as Commonwealth of Kentucky “ambassadors of good will.” Mr. Lathon conducted the University Singers until 1991, when Shirley Wilkinson took over leadership of the ensemble. Dr. Hatteberg became conductor of the Singers in 1997, and changed the name in 1998 to “Cardinal Singers.”
The outreach mission of the Cardinal Singers continues as a focus today, and the Singers have made numerous appearances locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, performing at community functions, official University gatherings, choral conventions, serving as a demonstration choir, and competing on the international stage. Through performances at events such as the 7 th World Symposium on Choral Music in Kyoto, Japan, the Marktoberdorf Chamber Choir Competition in Germany, and the International Choir Olympics, the Cardinal Singers have developed a remarkable international reputation.
The Cardinal Singers rehearse twice a week as a ½ credit, non-required course. The ensemble is open to all students, and members are expected to have advanced sight-reading skills and vocal abilities.
Kent Hatteberg, conductor
The University of LouisvilleUniversity Chorus is an auditioned choral ensemble that is open to students of any major. The Chorus often combines with the Collegiate Chorale and University Orchestra for major choral-orchestral works. This chorus is designed to give students experience in sight-reading and performing works of the classical repertoire.
The University Chorus is comprised of music majors from numerous areas such as voice, piano, guitar, composition, and music therapy, as well as students from a variety of other majors at the University of Louisville. The University Chorus performs a cappella choral literature as well as selections from the choral/orchestral repertoire.