Chapel Singers

The choral ensembles of the University of Redlands recognize that the roles of arts and culture are fused. We seek to reflect the inherent value of diversity in all aspects: faculty, students, projects, mission, influence, impact. In order to achieve full inclusion, we seek to reflect the views and values of our backgrounds and stories, and to respect the diversity of musical disciplines and aesthetic approaches.

We are committed to inclusive excellence and give thoughtful attention to issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of our work, and implement our diversity policy in a way that fosters meaning and reciprocity among and between communities. This commitment considers race, ethnicity, cultural experiences, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, citizenship, education, religion, and includes cultivating diversity of thought throughout the institution.

We make a concerted effort to mitigate the impact of systemic oppression in the arts by creating access to and inclusion opportunities in arts experience, arts education, and community engagement.

Chapel Singers is a 25-voice chamber choir founded in 1965 with a long tradition of musical excellence. The name Chapel Singers implies our religious roots, though the ensemble has evolved and regularly participates in ecumenical and interfaith services which engages and represents the many faith traditions of our Redlands community. Chapel Singers regularly performs concerts, church services, and educational workshops and has toured extensively in the United States and internationally. Under Andrews’ direction, Chapel Singers performed at the National Collegiate Choral Organization National convention in Portland, Oregon, the California All-State Music Education Conference in San Jose, California, and with The WHO on their Quadrophenia tour. In 2018, Chapel Singers was the only choir invited from the United States to perform at Choral Canada’s Biennial Conference, Podium On The Edge, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Canada.

With three rehearsals a week, Chapel Singers has a collaborative rehearsal approach and frequently rehearse and perform without their conductor. Our performances are free to the community with the exception of our holiday performance, Feast of Lights.

By audition only.

Director, Dr. Nicholle Andrews

Ensemble Rehearsal Times

10:50 a.m. - 12:40 p.m., Monday & Wednesday