Choral Ensembles

Lourdes Chorus (MUS 109)


The chorus is a 30 to 40 member singing group that is open to Lourdes faculty, staff, students, alumni and greater Toledo community members. Rehearsals occur every Wednesday during fall and spring semesters, from 6–8 p.m. and are held in the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center of Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. The Lourdes Chorus, which is a public singing group, performs a wide variety of choral music, from the current to the classics. The chorus has sung in England, Hungary, Canada, Ohio and Michigan and has appeared on various television broadcasts. During the 2007–2008 academic year, the chorus performed with the Air National Guard Band, the BGSU Collegiate Chorale and The Toledo Symphony Orchestra. During the 2013–2014 academic year concert collaborations included the Toledo Choral Society and the Toledo Symphony's 70th anniversary concert, Ode to Joy. This is a non-auditioned ensemble in which students can volunteer or earn 1 or 2 credit hours each semester.

Good Company Ensemble

Good Company

The Good Company Ensemble is a select, auditioned, community vocal ensemble of 12–14 singers, that is part of the Lourdes University Chorus. Any singer in the Lourdes Chorus may audition for Good Company. Good Company has performed throughout Ohio and in Canada, England and Hungary. The ensemble was also featured on WGTE-FM-Live. Good Company performs at most on-campus concerts but is also available for special, off-campus events.

Choir/Vocal Ensemble (MUS 210)

Sine Nomine

This is a new ensemble for students only that sings choral repertoire chosen especially for the voicing and tastes of the membership in any given semester: traditional choral music, vocal jazz, vocal pop, spirituals/gospel, musical theatre—the music is matched to the voices. This is a 1 or 2 credit class, however, students who have taken this for credit at least once may continue as volunteers. This group performs with the chorus when appropriate but is also featured on our choral concerts as a separate ensemble.