Choral Activities and Scholarships

Many of our ensemble members receive Choral Performance Scholarships based on their audition and continued performance in the choirs. If you would like to audition to become a part of the tradition of the choral program at SAU, the links below will provide necessary information. You may also contact the Director of Choral Activities, Dr. David De Seguirant at, or by phone. Office: 870.235.4246; College of Liberal and Performing Arts: 870.235.4200.


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  Heritage Singers

  • mixed ensemble of 30-40 singers
  • auditions are open to ALL singers, regardless of major
  • wide variety of choral literature
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  Chamber Singers

  • mixed ensemble of 18-24 singers
  • advanced music-reading skills
  • auditions are open to ALL singers, regardless of major
  • chant through contemporary jazz

Scope of Repertoire

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  • Samuel Barber
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Javier Busto
  • William Byrd
  • Paul Carey
  • David Childs
  • René Clausen
  • William L. Dawson
  • Andrejs Jansons
  • Paul Hindemith
  • Moses Hogan
  • Morten Lauridsen
  • György Orbán
  • Arvo Pärt
  • Francis Poulenc
  • Franz Schubert
  • Vijay Singh
  • William Henry Smith
  • Philip Stopford
  • Z. Randall Stroope
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria
  • Eric Whitacre

Recent performances

  • Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
  • Gustav Holst’s, The Planets with the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
  • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, in d minor with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
  • Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Five Flower Songs, and selections from Ad majorem Dei gloriam
  • John Rutter’s Gloria
  • Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Upcoming performance

  • Mozart’s Coronation Mass at Carnegie Hall, New York City (March 2015)