Department of Music
1660 Pinder Ave.
206 Foster Tanner Music Bldg.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
The University Concert Chorale
Mark Butler - Director
The FAMU Concert Chorale – are very well known for the versatility of their various singing styles. Their diverse repertoire spans the choral genres of classical, jazz, contemporary, spiritual, gospel, and multicultural styles. The Chorale consists of some of the most talented students on the campus of FAMU. These humble yet gifted students come together as Music majors and Non-Music majors to prepare musical events such as Annual Fall, Holiday and Spring Concerts as well as other invitations and tour performances. Several members of the Chorale were selected to recently perform at the prestigious world renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City (February 5, 2017). FAMU vocal and choral students are also performing major cast roles abroad in Summer Opera Productions.
The choir remains visible and busy by hosting and presenting various student events and choral activities within their campus, community and surrounding areas. Most recently the Chorale was featured with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra in a full performance of the Verdi Requiem. Members of the FAMU Concert Chorale have performed in the Unity Concert with Dr. Andre Thomas and the Tallahassee Community Chorus and have performed major works such as Handel’s Messiah with the Pensacola - Pedido Symphony Orchestra. Past performances also include singing in the Annual Holiday Magic Concert with Broadway vocalist Sal Viviano and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.
Other performances include the annual William Dawson Commemorative Concert Festival at Tuskegee University and a command performance with the legendary world renowned Female vocal group, “Sweet Honey in the Rock”. In 2016, The FAMU Concert - Society Chorale recorded with Rapper T – Pain for a his project release and performed with the Legendary Folk Band “The Lee Boys”.
The FAMU Concert Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Mark Butler.