Defiance College choral group to sing in chorus at Carnegie Hall

March 16, 2018
Choir singing

DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College music programs announces a Defiance first. The Chamber Singers accepted an invitation to perform with a festival chorus at Carnegie Hall, the world-famous concert venue in New York City.

The Chamber Singers and select members of the Defiance College Choral Union will travel in June to New York State for a brief choir tour and the special Carnegie Hall appearance. This performance represents a historical first for Defiance College and the city of Defiance.

The festival choir performs choral masterworks from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, and Dan Forrest.

This experience combines professional-level performers, a world-class concert venue, and great programming in a city with a rich cultural history. “The goal for DC Chamber Singers is to enrich lives, broaden perspectives, perform with professional musicians, and provide a meaningful aesthetic experience,” said Dr. Jim Watson, director of music programs.

In addition, students and community members will complete a service project, distributing care kits to the homeless. Care kits will include water, food items, hygiene products, and other supplies. The choirs plan to distribute these care kits as they travel in New York City, Buffalo, and Corning. A series of recent performances in the Defiance area helped to raise funds for the care kits.

In order to prepare for this event, the Chamber Singers and Choral Union will perform choral masterworks on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at St. John United Church of Christ, 950 Webster St., Defiance. They will present a repeat performance at the Bryan Arts and Education Auditorium, 120 South Beech St., Bryan, on Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. Admission to these concerts is free, and donations are welcomed. For more information, contact Dr. Watson or visit the website,

Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts-based institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is