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​UD Chorale 2012 European Tour
Delaware Choral Academy
​Chorale in rehearsal
Application and Audition Procedures
​Application and audition procedures for participants (conductors and singers), please click France Project.
 
For more information, contact Dr. Paul D. Head at: pdhead@udel.edu
​UD Chorale 2012 European Tour
Conducting Scholars
• Intensive score analysis within historical and sociological contexts
 
• Rehearsal techniques as related to the psychology of shared human experience
 
• Daily "podium time" and coaching with the UD Chorale – choir-in-residence
 
• Daily seminars and private instruction in gestural communication and rehearsal preparation, focused on engaging the singer's body, mind and spirit.
​Dr. Paul D. Head
Dr. Paul D. Head
​​As director of choral studies at the University of Delaware, Paul D. Head directs the University Chorale and community-based Schola Cantorum.
​UD Chorale
UD Chorale

​The UD Chorale is among the most highly regarded college choirs in the Eastern United States. In recent years, the choir has been invited to perform on both regional (Pittsburgh, 2002 and Hartford, 2008) and national (Los Angeles, 2005 and Dallas, 2013) conventions of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). They have also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and Verizon Hall in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Arts. In addition to annual regional tours, the Chorale has traveled extensively throughout Europe with appearances in Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Spain, Estonia, Hungary and Greece. In 2007, the Chorale competed in the Tallinn International Choral Competition hosted by the Estonian Choral Directors Association as part of a ten-day tour of Sweden, Finland and Estonia where they took the first place Grand Prix award over 40 other choirs. In June 2009, they were invited on a performance tour of China where they were featured in several collaborative concert appearances on Chinese university campuses in Shanghai and Beijing. The Chorale was a featured choir in a master class with Helmuth Rilling at the February 2010 ACDA Conference Bach Institute in Philadelphia, PA. In the fall of 2010, the UD Chorale won three second-place awards and a third-place award at the 42nd International Tolosa Choral Contest in Spain, placing in every category in which it competed against choirs from around the world. Most recently, the Chorale was invited to perform at the 30th International Society for Music Education World Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Chorale also competed at the 25th Béla Bartók International Choir Competition and Folklore Festival in Debrecen, Hungary where they were runner-up to the Grand Prix. 

Chorale members are also part of the larger symphonic chorus that performs regularly with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, most recently in the highly acclaimed performance of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony. Other recent appearances include Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.