The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir will be touring Australia during late May, performing in Sydney on the 30-31st May. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience these talented and spirit filled singers and musicians on their first visit from Southbend, Indiana (USA)
The Notre Dame Folk Choir began have been singing since the 1970’s There are now more than four dozen men and women’s voices along with flute, organ, violins, guitar, string bass, Celtic harp, cello, and bodhran (Irish drum). The choir has successfully achieved a remarkable synthesis of organ and guitar technique, bridging the gap between contemporary compositions of a post-Vatican II church community and the rich expression of traditional choral repertoire.
The choir serves the University of Notre Dame as one of its principal liturgical choirs, singing every Sunday in liturgies during the academic year. In addition, they lend their talents to memorial liturgies, penance services, weddings, ordinations, and a host of other worship celebrations.
While the choir is mostly an undergraduate group, there is an increasing number of graduate students, faculty, and professional staff from the university who have joined in recent years. The camaraderie between students and professionals within the academic community is one of the things that makes this group unique at Notre Dame.