We believe that young people singing sacred music has the power to change and heal communities.

Prelude Choir

Prelude Choir

Approximate Ages: Infants and Toddlers

Parents with children who are infants and toddlers are invited to participate in this program. The class teaches parents and children to make music together, establishes the foundational elements of musicianship and vocalization, and provides a safe community for children to explore music in a social community.

Rehearsals: TUESDAYS from 4:30-5:15 at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

Lyric Choir for Singers with Mixed Abilities

Approximate Ages: 8-13

Children with different abilities (special needs) who love to sing are invited to join the Notre Dame Lyric Choir. The choir focuses on singing and experiencing sacred music in a welcoming choral community, musical instruction specifically geared to meet the abilities of students with physical, social, emotional, and/or intellectual challenges. 

With an inclusive focus, children with “special needs” will sing alongside invited choir members from the Chamber and Seraphim Choirs.  This new choir is respectful and sensitive to the individual needs of the members of the choir with respect to intellectual development, communication abilities, spatial needs, and developmental diversities.  This choir is not performance oriented. Performances will be scheduled as appropriate in non-pressure community environments.

Rehearsals: TBA at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

Cherub Girls

Boys and Girls Cherub Choirs

Approximate Ages: 5-6

The Boys and Girls Cherub Choirs are separate ensembles that focus on early music education: singing, phonation, movement and coordination, rhythm, and music appreciation.

The Cherub Choirs perform three times a year at the Farmer's Market, Christmas Concert, and Spring recital. Parents are invited to Informances in the spring where they get to participate alongside their children in a music lesson.

Rehearsals: Boys Choir Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30pm, Girls Choir Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church


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Cantabile Choir

Approximate Ages: 7-8

The Cantabile Choir teaches singers the fundamentals of reading music, healthy singing, and performance in a controlled environment.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

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Descant Choir

Approximate Ages: 9-10

The Descant Choir teaches singers the fundamentals of reading music and healthy singing. It is the training ensemble for our Chamber Choir, which performs regularly in Michiana and tours the Midwest and east coast every other year. 

Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

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Chamber Choir

Approximate Ages: 11-15

The Chamber Choir is comprised of singers who perform some of the most difficult repertoire and perform in the community frequently for special religious and civic occasions. The Chamber Choir also tours nationally and records every other year.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

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Seraphim Choir

Approximate Ages: 13 -17

The Seraphim Choir consists of high school girls and boys with changed voices. Singers often combine with the Chamber Choir to record or debut new music.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

Elkhart Community Children's Choir

Approximate Ages: 7-10, All Faiths

The Elkhart Community Children's Choir, a new branch of the Notre Dame Children's Choir, is hosted by St. John's Episcopal Church in downtown Elkhart. The choir is an ecumenical ensemble for Christian sacred music and is free to all choristers. 

Rehearsals: Monday from 6:00-6:45pm at St. John's Episcopal Church

Trinity Choir

Notre Dame Children's Choir of Fort Wayne

The NDCC-Fort Wayne is an ecumenical ensemble for Christian sacred music hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church. The choir is open to singers from age 6 to 17 and there is no fee to participate.  

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm, beginning January 18, 2017

  • An optional, though recommended, MusicLab class meets Mondays from 4:00-5:00pm

Auditions: Simple, open auditions will be January 9 & 11, from 3:30-5:30pm.
Register online and a choir staff member will contact you to arrange an audition time.

A no-pressure, “special needs” Celebration Choir Fort Wayne, may be organized if there is sufficient interest. Contact the email below to express your interest.



Phone: 260-423-1693

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Voices of Courage Choirs of Madison and Harrison Primary Centers

The University of Notre Dame is excited to partner with the South Bend Community School Corporation to create two new choirs at Madison STEAM Academy and Harrison Primary Center that specialize in African-American, Hispanic, and other cross-over American musical traditions. Singers will learn about and perform jazz, blues, spirituals, gospel, Motown, musical theater, and more.

The Voices of Courage Choirs are once-a-week after school programs (2:20-4:00pm) that are free to all participants and open only to students at Madison and Harrison schools.

To participate, click here.

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Liturgical Choir of the Notre Dame Children's Choir

The Liturgical Choir provides music for weekday Mass and Vespers at the Notre Dame Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Church of Our Lady of Loretto and Saint Mary's College. The Choir sings on Mondays throughout the Notre Dame academic calendar. For a complete schedule, visit our rehearsal-schedule page and click on the Liturgical Choir button.

This choir is modeled in the English cathedral tradition with child choristers singing the treble lines and adult lay clerks singing the alto, tenor, and bass lines. Music performed includes Tallis, Britten, Howells, Elgar, Victoria, and more.

All children between the ages of 9 and 17 (and adults with excellent sight-reading ability) are invited to audition for this ensemble. To request an audition (at any time), email us.

Rehearsals, vespers and Masses on Mondays, approximately 3:45 - 6PM, depending on the event, throughout the school year.

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