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The Notre Dame Community Choir

The University of Notre Dame Community Choir serves the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame. The Choir welcoming and inclusive, and is comprised of people of all ages from the greater South Bend community as well as students, faculty and staff from the University. The choir’s two major functions are providing music for the 10 a.m. Solemn Mass in the Basilica during the summer months and singing for Christmas Eve Mass. The mission of the Community Choir is to provide the highest quality music in the Basilica representing all musical periods for all who wish to sing.

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How to Join

All are welcome to join the Community Choir. There is no audition, previous musical experience, or fee required. The only requirement requested is the ability to match pitch. Contact Dr. Patrick Kronner at pkronner@nd.edu or (574) 631-7779 if you have any questions or would like more details. Check out the video below to learn more about the group:


In the summer months the choir rehearses from 6-7:30pm on Thursday nights in 329 Coleman-Morse Center and sings for the 10am Mass on Sunday mornings in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. In December the choir rehearses from 7-8:45pm on Monday nights in 329 Coleman-Morse Center in preparation for  Mass on Christmas Eve, December 24. A current detailed schedule can be found here

Why join the Community Choir? Hear what current members have to say!

"It is such a privilege to be able to learn such beautiful pieces of sacred music in a very relaxed setting with such great and talented people." -Patti (member since 2015) 

“The repertoire is always fresh, with the opportunity to learn both traditional and new music. I look forward to fun rehearsals with a great group of people. It’s a flexible time commitment, so summer plans are still possible.” -Sue (member since 2002) 

"The Community Choir is an amazing opportunity for anyone to celebrate God with their voice, be part of a musical group that truly is a fun and uplifting community, and to sing gorgeous and meaningful spiritual works of music in the beautiful and blessed Basilica of Sacred Heart." - Stephen (member since 2012)

"I enjoy singing with the Community Choir because of the experience of a “top notch” choir with tremendous professionals creating a blended sound."- Christine (member since 2013)