St. Mary's University Music Department, Winona, Minnesota

Chamber Singers

The select Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Patrick O'Shea, consists of 24 to 28 advanced singers. The Chamber Singers focus on challenging repertoire from the Renaissance to the present, especially a cappella works. The ensemble performs at least 6 times per year in formal concert settings, liturgical settings, and various other venues. Yearly concert tours have most recently included Washington, DC (2002), the Republic of Ireland (2003), New England (2004), and France (2005).

Press Quotes:

“…the best choir we’ve ever worked with, times ten…”
- Turtle Island String Quartet

“…les vingt-huit chanteurs de la Saint Mary’s Chamber Singers ont laissé entrevoir toutes leurs capacities, les voix mélodieuses et limpides, tout en force et finesse…” (the twenty-eight singers of the Saint Mary’s Chamber Singers displayed all of their capacities, voices melodious and limpid, in all their force and finesse)
- Jean-Claude Savard, La Republique du Centre, Orléans, France