Abilene Christian University Choirs

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The ACU Choirs are dedicated to the artistic performance of significant choral music from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. All ACU students, regardless of major, are invited and welcome to audition for our three ensembles: A Cappella Chorus, University Chorale, and ACU Chamber Singers. Contact Professor Jeff Goolsby, Director of Choral Activities, for more information ([email protected]).

Fantastic performance tonight of the Mozart Requiem with the Tri-College Choir of Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons, and...
04/14/2019

Fantastic performance tonight of the Mozart Requiem with the Tri-College Choir of Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons, and McMurry Universities and the Abilene Philharmonic. Congrats to ACU faculty soloists, Patricia Vigil and Samuel Cook. What an amazing work, and such a joy to perform with excellent musicians.

A Cappella has a long-scheduled Mozart rehearsal tonight. We’re hoping ACU Men’s Basketball brings some “Dies irae...
03/21/2019

A Cappella has a long-scheduled Mozart rehearsal tonight. We’re hoping ACU Men’s Basketball brings some “Dies irae” of their own in their game against Kentucky. Go Wildcats! #MarchMadness

One choral intern, two concerts, three student teachers, and four (amazing!) mentor teachers. Musicians can only count t...
12/14/2018

One choral intern, two concerts, three student teachers, and four (amazing!) mentor teachers. Musicians can only count to four, right? Congrats, Kayla, Ben, Shelby, and Ally!

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12/14/2018

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Students are wrapping up finals and student teachers are conducting their final concerts before graduation. Congrats to Kayla Torp, Shelby Simms, and Ben Hinkie, vocal music education graduates who conducted at Abilene High and Craig Middle School Choir concerts this week.

WOW!! What a fantastic concert!! Congrats to ACU Big Purple Band on an incredible performance tonight!🎼🎶
12/05/2018

WOW!! What a fantastic concert!! Congrats to ACU Big Purple Band on an incredible performance tonight!🎼🎶

“Faith, Hope, and Love”•ACU A Cappella Tour 2018 was definitely one to remember! From singing at the High Schools,...
11/19/2018

“Faith, Hope, and Love”

ACU A Cappella Tour 2018 was definitely one to remember! From singing at the High Schools, to Haven For Hope, to Northside Church of Christ and everything in between! As we come to a close, please join us for our Coming Home Concert tonight at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Abilene at 7:30

We’re at it again! Today, Mrs. Allibon gave teaching masterclasses at Cooper HS with senior Oliver Rodriguez and junio...
11/08/2018

We’re at it again! Today, Mrs. Allibon gave teaching masterclasses at Cooper HS with senior Oliver Rodriguez and junior Jessica Overton. Oliver and Jessica gave warmup lessons, and Mrs. Allibon provided feedback and modeled excellent teaching and leadership. Amazing opportunity for our teachers-to-be!

Amy Allibon is our guest Choral Artist-in-Residence this week, and we're off to a great start. We are partnering with AI...
11/06/2018

Amy Allibon is our guest Choral Artist-in-Residence this week, and we're off to a great start. We are partnering with AISD to provide clinics for the high school choirs at Abilene High and Cooper High. Mrs. Allibon is also working with ACU Music students in teaching masterclasses and will be doing presentations on campus. Junior Zoe Wiedenfeld and senior Ally Feuling gave great lessons today with AHS's Bella Voce. We're just getting started!

10/13/2018

ACU Choirs Homecoming Concert! #ACUsings

10/13/2018

Due to the changes in today’s Homecoming schedule, the choir concert will start at 12:15 pm at Cullen auditorium. Please share!

We hope you can join us for ACU Homecoming 2018! And best of luck to all of student musicians in their various performan...
10/09/2018

We hope you can join us for ACU Homecoming 2018! And best of luck to all of student musicians in their various performances!

Congratulations to the ACU Alumni Chorus on your wonderful concert last night at the opening session of Summit. A Cappel...
09/17/2018

Congratulations to the ACU Alumni Chorus on your wonderful concert last night at the opening session of Summit. A Cappella was proud to sing with you!

And University Chorale is off to a great start, too! 86 Strong!!
09/01/2018

And University Chorale is off to a great start, too! 86 Strong!!

We had a great A Cappella choir retreat this weekend! We’re rehearsed, refreshed, and ready for an awesome year!
09/01/2018

We had a great A Cappella choir retreat this weekend! We’re rehearsed, refreshed, and ready for an awesome year!

ACU Department of Music
07/31/2018

ACU Department of Music

ACU Music alum Dianne Brumley was awarded the Texas Choirmaster Award at the TCDA summer convention last week. The Choirmaster Award is given to a Texas choral conductor who has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to superior conducting, performing, and influence on Texas choral directors. Congratulations to Dianne and her husband Allan, also an ACU (and Big Purple) alum.

The 2018 Choir Summer Newsletter is here! Students, make sure you fill out the Choirs Form. And invite your friends to s...
07/31/2018

The 2018 Choir Summer Newsletter is here! Students, make sure you fill out the Choirs Form. And invite your friends to sing with us! #acusings

Congratulations to senior music education major Oliver Rodriguez who conducted in the advanced junior high reading sessi...
07/28/2018

Congratulations to senior music education major Oliver Rodriguez who conducted in the advanced junior high reading session at TCDA, along with other collegiate conductors from across the state. He represented ACU in an exceptional manner. Way to go, Oliver!

05/02/2018

Join us for the ACU Choirs Spring Concert featuring the A Cappella Chorus, University Chorale, Chamber Singers, and our very special guests, the Taylor Elementary School Choir.

Abilene Christian University Choirs's cover photo
04/09/2018

Abilene Christian University Choirs's cover photo

Come hear University Chorale and Chamber Singers this Thursday, 7:30 pm, at Cullen Auditorium. It's going to be a great ...
04/09/2018

Come hear University Chorale and Chamber Singers this Thursday, 7:30 pm, at Cullen Auditorium. It's going to be a great concert!

A Cappella sang at the beautiful First Baptist Church Amarillo this morning. Dan Baker and the whole church were amazing...
03/05/2018

A Cappella sang at the beautiful First Baptist Church Amarillo this morning. Dan Baker and the whole church were amazing hosts! Join us for our “Coming Home Concert” on Monday March 5, 7:30 pm at Church of the Heavenly Rest.

We’ve had a great A Cappella tour so far! Here we are at Midland Lee High School. Come hear us tonight at Midland Firs...
03/01/2018

We’ve had a great A Cappella tour so far! Here we are at Midland Lee High School. Come hear us tonight at Midland First United Methodist - 7 pm.

The A Cappella Chorus will be in West Texas this year on our annual spring tour. Spread the word to alumni, friends, and...
02/06/2018

The A Cappella Chorus will be in West Texas this year on our annual spring tour. Spread the word to alumni, friends, and potential students. We hope to see you there! #acusings

Congrats, Chamber Singers, on a fantastic concert Tuesday evening!
11/30/2017

Congrats, Chamber Singers, on a fantastic concert Tuesday evening!

11/03/2017

Hello to those of you who tuned in at home. We sincerely apologize for the technical difficulties and that the video stopped with a few pieces left in the program. We will work on getting this corrected for the next concert. Sorry again for the inconvenience.

Join us for the livestream of the ACU Choirs Fall Concert!
11/03/2017
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Join us for the livestream of the ACU Choirs Fall Concert!

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Join us next Thursday for an evening of wonderful music at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. University Chorale and A Cappe...
10/26/2017

Join us next Thursday for an evening of wonderful music at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. University Chorale and A Cappella are excited to share a beautiful concert with you.

If you can’t make it to Abilene, remember you can watch from anywhere by tuning into our livestream. Check out this page later in the week for more information and a link to the livestream.

Alumni, Friends, and Family: Join us for Homecoming 2017! Take part in all the music events and on-campus Game Day festi...
10/11/2017

Alumni, Friends, and Family: Join us for Homecoming 2017! Take part in all the music events and on-campus Game Day festivities. An exciting mix of old and new traditions. See you there!

Good news: The ACU Chamber Singers are back! After two years off, this select group is working hard on multiple pieces o...
09/21/2017

Good news: The ACU Chamber Singers are back! After two years off, this select group is working hard on multiple pieces of repertoire from various time periods. The Chamber Singers have already had their first performance at ACU Summit combined with the ACU Alumni Chorus. They will be performing again at the Homecoming Concert and throughout the school year.

08/21/2017

Sending prayers and all good vibes to our alumni, many of whom are back in the classroom this week. Hearty congrats to our 2017-18 vocal music education graduates - 100% are employed in music fields!

Enrique Barrera - assistant choir director - Galena Park HS - Pasadena ISD
Katherine Cotten - head choir director - Clack MS - Abilene ISD
Jaclyn Hurt - elementary music - L.F. Smith Elementary - Pasadena ISD
Phillip Jackson - assistant choir director - Deer Park JH - Deer Park ISD
Brian Kay - assistant choir director - Oak Ridge HS - Conroe ISD
Megan Lewis - head choir director - Cavazos MS - Lubbock ISD
Ellen Donaldson Pelto - children's ministry - Lake Point Church - Garland
Em Reader - elementary music - Scanlan Oaks Elem - Fort Bend ISD

We are thrilled to have the ACU A Cappella Alumni Chorus on campus this weekend as they rehearse and record. Beautiful m...
08/04/2017

We are thrilled to have the ACU A Cappella Alumni Chorus on campus this weekend as they rehearse and record. Beautiful music and infectious laughter are coming from the choral hall this morning!

Share with your friends! #acusings
08/03/2017

Share with your friends! #acusings

Congrats to senior music education major Kayla Torp for her accomplished performance at the Texas Choral Directors Assoc...
07/24/2017

Congrats to senior music education major Kayla Torp for her accomplished performance at the Texas Choral Directors Association convention. She conducted in the "Advanced JH/MS Mixed Choir" reading session with other student conductors from across the state. Congrats, Kayla!

It's Concert Day! We have had three days of amazing rehearsals and good times in the city. We head to Lincoln Center soo...
05/29/2017
ACU choral group part of NYC Memorial Day performance

It's Concert Day! We have had three days of amazing rehearsals and good times in the city. We head to Lincoln Center soon for our dress rehearsal and performance. Thanks to all of the family members who have travelled to NY to hear us, and many thanks to our colleagues and friends at TTU.

Abilene students will join those from Texas Tech for Brahms' 'A German Requiem' at Lincoln Center.

The A Cappella Chorus is honored to be a part of a Memorial Day performance of the Brahms Requiem at Alice Tully Hall - ...
05/26/2017
ACU A Capella Chorus to Travel to New York City for a Memorial Day Concert

The A Cappella Chorus is honored to be a part of a Memorial Day performance of the Brahms Requiem at Alice Tully Hall - Lincoln Center, NEW YORK CITY!!! We arrived safely and can't wait for rehearsals to begin tomorrow.

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - This weekend the Abilene Christian University A Capella Chorus will travel to New York City to perform a Memorial Day concert at Lincoln Center.

As we wrap up the semester at ACU, our recent graduates are doing amazing work around the country. Kaleigh Sutula ('15),...
05/08/2017

As we wrap up the semester at ACU, our recent graduates are doing amazing work around the country. Kaleigh Sutula ('15), Masters voice student at the Eastman School of Music, sang the mezzo solo in Duruflé's Requiem with the Eastman Chorale and Eastman Philharmonic this weekend. Marc Gutierrez ('16) is completing his first year in the Masters choral conducting program at Oklahoma State. He recently conducted in a concert featuring the composer Sydney Guillaume. This weekend Phillip Jackson ('16) sang the baritone solo in the Houston Symphony's world premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank's Conquest Requiem. Phillip was assigned a portion of the solo at the last minute after the original singer fell ill. We are proud of you all! #acusings

Join ACU Choirs, along with the choirs from HSU and McMurry, Saturday for a performance of Brahms' masterpiece, Ein Deut...
04/20/2017
Abilene Philharmonic

Join ACU Choirs, along with the choirs from HSU and McMurry, Saturday for a performance of Brahms' masterpiece, Ein Deutsches Requiem.

Save the date for April 22 -- all of Abilene's universities' choirs will be singing Brahms Requiem

Do you love to sing? Do you want to make music with amazing ACU students? Join ACU Choirs! #acusings
03/27/2017

Do you love to sing? Do you want to make music with amazing ACU students? Join ACU Choirs! #acusings

In between concerts at Timber Creek HS and Northwest HS, A Cappella picnicked in Keller. Beautiful day and beautiful sin...
03/02/2017

In between concerts at Timber Creek HS and Northwest HS, A Cappella picnicked in Keller. Beautiful day and beautiful singing!

A Cappella concerts at Richardson HS and Poteet HS were a success! Here are ACU students talking with the amazing Poteet...
02/28/2017

A Cappella concerts at Richardson HS and Poteet HS were a success! Here are ACU students talking with the amazing Poteet Chorale. #gowildcats #acusings

Amazing start to A Cappella tour! Loved sharing the stage last night with the North Mesquite HS and Sachse HS chamber ch...
02/27/2017

Amazing start to A Cappella tour! Loved sharing the stage last night with the North Mesquite HS and Sachse HS chamber choirs! This morning, a tour at Dallas' CitySquare and a pop up concert in the courtyard. Beautiful work on all fronts!

If you're in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we would love to see you on A Cappella tour!
02/21/2017

If you're in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we would love to see you on A Cappella tour!

A Cappella Chorus hosts Christian College Choral Festival - Optimist
01/04/2017
A Cappella Chorus hosts Christian College Choral Festival - Optimist

A Cappella Chorus hosts Christian College Choral Festival - Optimist

Seven choirs from Church of Christ-affiliated colleges and universities will join the A Cappella Chorus to perform at the Christian College Choral Festival at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Cullen Auditorium. Jeff Goolsby, director of choral activities, said the festival started in 1966 with choirs from scho...

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A Cappella Chorus The A Cappella Chorus of Abilene Christian University is dedicated to the study and performance of the finest choral literature of all musical eras. Begun in 1932 by the late Dr. Leonard Burford, it serves as the premier vocal ensemble on the ACU campus. In addition to major performances throughout the academic year, the A Cappella Chorus performs for university and community events and travels on an extended tour each year. The choir has traveled to Germany and Eastern Europe in addition to regular tours throughout Texas. The A Cappella Chorus has performed before the conventions of the Texas Music Educator’s Association (1982, 2005) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (2004) and regularly collaborates with the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra on major choral-orchestral works, including Ein Deutsches Requiem (Brahms), Messa da Requiem (Verdi), Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven), Carmina Burana (Orff), and Lauda per la nativita del Signore (Respighi). In 2008, the choir performed on a national broadcast of Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Membership is open to all students in the university through a competitive audition process. Auditions are held at the end of each spring semester. University Chorale The University Chorale of Abilene Christian University is dedicated to the study and performance of quality choral music from the great body of choral repertoire for the church and the concert hall. The choir regularly performs on campus, including the annual Homecoming Concert, Christmas Vespers, and ACU’s Mingle and Jingle. University Chorale meets three days a week during each semester and gives several major concerts a year, including combined performances of major works with the A Cappella Chorus. Membership is open by audition to all students. ACU Chamber Singers The ACU Chamber Singers is a select ensemble whose purpose is to explore the gamut of choral music with particular emphasis on early music and contemporary chamber music. The Chamber Singers perform at campus and community events, contributing to the artistic and academic life of the university. Auditions are highly competitive and are held at the end of the spring semester. Membership is open to all ACU students.

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