Founded in 1946, Furman Singers is one of the premier collegiate
ensembles in America. The group tours
across the United States and Europe, showcasing a repertoire that covers everything from Renaissance motets to the finest choral music of the 20th century. Singers is open to majors and non-music majors, but auditions are required. Auditions are held at the
beginning of each term using posted excerpts. For more information, contact Hugh Ferguson Floyd.
The chorale is three ensembles in one: the men's chorale, women's chorale and the combined ensemble. Together, these groups perform three to four concerts each year,
singing at select services, and joining the Furman
Singers and Furman Symphony Orchestra for special performances. Other events often occur, such as performances with the
Greenville Symphony Orchestra. The group is open to majors and non-music majors, but auditions are required. For more information, contact Vivian Hamilton.
The chamber choir is a select group of vocalists who perform both accompanied and a cappella. Performing across the Southeast, the choir saves its most robust performance—"A Festival of Lessons and Carols"—for Furman. The annual event draws a standing-room only crowd to Daniel Chapel. The group is open to majors and non-music majors, but auditions are required. For more information, contact William Thomas.
Providing one of the most unique musical experiences on a college campus, the oratorio chorus is comprised of all the choral ensembles plus instrumentalists who enjoy singing but do not normally participate vocally. A two-month long event, the chorus collaborates with the Furman Symphony Orchestra to deliver
monumental works at the end of each term. If you are not currently performing with the Furman Singers or Chorales, you
may still participate in the oratorio chorus. For more information, contact Hugh Ferguson Floyd.