Choral Music & Opera
Dayton • 937-775-2346
Alankaar is Wright State University's first Indian music choir. The choir focuses on Indian Classical Music (Hindustani and Carnatic), Bollywood, and Indian Folk Music. Alankaar’s aim is to increase the representation of Indian Music through training, performance, and community support to help everyone experience the gift of a home away from home.
Bach Society of Dayton
Dayton • 937-294-BACH (2224)
We support the Arts & Cultural community by giving singers throughout the Dayton region the opportunity to perform at a professional level. They shape the community by inspiring upcoming generations with the rich tradition of choral performance. They also collaborate with Dayton. For twenty years, their collaborative concerts have supported regional arts groups, bridged cultural divides, and reached out to diverse segments of the Dayton community.
Cedarville University Vocal Ensembles
Cedarville University offers a variety of vocal performances for the enjoyment of the Cedarville student body and the entire community through their Concert Chorale, Madrigal Choir, Opera Ensemble, and Women's Choir.
Centerville Community Chorus (CCC)
The CCC mainly performs for senior living facilities in the Dayton area. They also collaborate with the Centerville Community Band during the year and have public performances biannually.
Central State University Chorus
Active on campus and around the world, the Grammy-nominated Central State University Chorus is Marauder Pride. The ensemble of some 50 voices has performed everywhere from President Barack Obama’s White House to China and Spain. With the motto “Dedication, Passion, Discipline and Excellence,” the Central State Chorus highlights the contributions of Black composers and arrangers and has a repertoire spanning Bach, jazz, gospel, and rock.
Dayton Celebration Chorus
Dayton • 937-229-2605
The Dayton Celebration Chorus offers adults who enjoy singing the opportunity to join music lovers from all over the Miami Valley in enhancing their vocal skills, expanding their repertoire of mostly American music, and performing at a variety of venues. In addition to two concerts annually, recent performances include Dayton's Grand Illumination in Court House Square to open the holiday season, Angel Night at Calvary cemetery, and a lunch at the Earl Heck Community Center in Englewood. During the summer, the chorus sang the National Anthem at a Dragon's game and at a summer concert at Stubbs Park in Centerville.
Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus (DGMC)
Dayton • 937-530-0642
The DGMC sings to inspire, encourage and sustain excellence in the performing arts and to achieve a gay affirming presence in the Miami Valley.
Dayton Metro Barbershop Chorus (DMBC)
Dayton • 937-985-1720
The Dayton Metro Barbershop Chorus, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, is a barbershop chorus that has been in the Dayton area since 1950. Barbershop music is characterized by a four-part a cappella harmony and the distinct barbershop seventh (ringing) chord. The DMBC performs at a wide variety of community venues throughout the region each year.
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Dayton • 937-224-3521
Founded in 1962, Dayton Opera has enriched the cultural life of Miami Valley. Throughout the company's history, it has had significant partnerships with other arts organizations, stemming from the need for economic operations and the desire to produce the best-quality opera possible. A desire to support young talent has also been manifest through the company's Artist-in-Residence program, a professional training program.
Ebony Heritage Singers at the University of Dayton
The Ebony Heritage Singers, the University of Dayton Gospel Choir, has wowed audiences throughout the mid-west and various parts of the world for over 30 years. With performances characterized as ‘spirited’ and ‘inspiring,’ singers explore the rich legacy of African American sacred music.
Gem City Chorus
Centerville • 937-433-1014
The Gem City Chorus is Dayton’s premier women’s show chorus, dedicated to advancing the musical art of a cappella singing – especially that All-American tradition of barbershop harmony.
Jeremy Winston Chorale International
The Jeremy Winston Chorale International is a group of dedicated musicians who are changing the world through music. Since 2012, the Chorale has been celebrated as one of this nation’s leading ensembles. Winning at the World Choir Games, performing for the Obamas at The White House, and headlining the Prague Proms festival in Czech Republic are a few of the lasting experiences our members and supporters have been able to be a part of.
Kettering Children’s Choir
Kettering • 937-701-4893
The Kettering Children’s Choir’s mission is to educate talented young singers and build an appreciation for musical excellence. The Choir’s vision is to be known throughout Ohio as a premier vocal ensemble and choral school with structured musical training as well as high-quality standards of artistic performance and music appreciation. KCC is in residence at Wright State University’s Creative Arts Center.
Oxford • 513-529-3014
The Choraliers is Miami University’s treble choir. Established in 1908, the Choraliers have presented world premiere performances of commissioned works by major American composers including Dominick DiOrio Ola Gjeilo, and Joan Szymko. They have traveled regionally and have regularly toured internationally to destinations such as Australia, Austria, Fiji, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, and Scotland.
Miami Men's Glee Club
Oxford • 513-529-3014
Founded in 1907 by Raymond Burke, the Miami Men's Glee Club has maintained a tradition of excellence throughout its first 106 years. The ensemble is comprised of over 100 singers, selected by audition from the Miami University community, open to all majors. The Club is among the oldest and largest groups of its kind in the nation.
Miami University Chamber Singers
Oxford • 513-529-3014
The Chamber Singers is Miami University's chamber choir. The ensemble performs a wide range of choral repertoire from the Renaissance era to the contemporary. In addition to their performances on campus, the Chamber Singers have compiled a distinguished record of invited performances at state, divisional and national conferences of MENC and divisional conferences of ACDA and have toured throughout the Midwest where they have established a reputation of excellence in performance.
Musica - Dayton's Chamber Choir
Dayton • 937-619-9755
Musica, Dayton's Chamber Choir, is a 24-voice choir under the baton of Artistic Director Ginger Thomas Minneman that brings vocal excellence through 3-4 concerts a year featuring a wide variety of choral music - from the Baroque to Broadway, madrigals to spirituals, and classics to vocal jazz.
Rowdy Raider Grand Chorus
Dayton • 937-775-2346
The Rowdy Raider Grand Chorus at Wright State University consists of singers from Collegiate Chorale, Tenor-Bass Chorus, Treble Chorus, University Singers, WSU Alumni, and community members. In collaboration with the WSU Bands and Orchestras, the Grand Chorus performs for the annual Holiday Concerts and for major choral works.
University of Dayton Chorale
The University of Dayton Chorale is a highly motivated group of students who strive for excellence through the art of choral music. Chorale has a rich tradition in choral singing, which has given the group the opportunity to perform throughout the US and Europe.
Wittenberg University Choir
An SATB ensemble, Wittenberg Choir is the singing ambassador for Wittenberg. In addition to performing each semester on campus, they tour each spring semester, performing sacred and secular repertoire throughout the region, state, and country.
World House Choir
Yellow Springs • 513-560-9082
The World House Choir is a diverse, multicultural, mixed-voice community choir whose repertoire is drawn from different traditions including classical, global, folk, spirituals, gospel, and music of peace and justice struggles worldwide. The Choir performs music that motivates and inspires our communities toward justice, diversity, and equality as we strive for peace and build our web of mutuality.
Wright State University Collegiate Chorale
Dayton • 937-775-2346
Collegiate Chorale is the premier choral ensemble at Wright State University and is mostly comprised of majors within the School of Fine and Performing Arts. Touring annually, the Chorale has sung throughout the United States and Europe. The ensemble performs music selected from a wide variety of styles and genres, spanning the early Renaissance to the 21st century, including music taken from the worlds of folk music and popular entertainment. The Collegiate Chorale has been featured with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra to critical acclaim on numerous occasions.
Yellow Springs Community Chorus (YSCC)
YSCC, which operates under Yellow Springs Community Music, welcomes singers of all ages. The group aims to provide enjoyment and enrichment for both members and audiences through the performance of varied repertoire from the Renaissance through the present day, both sacred and secular.