Blessings from Our Lady's University and welcome from the University of Notre Dame Folk Choir! Comprised of sixty vocalists and musicians from all levels and disciplines at the university, our ensemble serves the Notre Dame community as one of its principal liturgical choirs, primarily singing at the 11:45 Mass at the Basilica each Sunday during the academic year. We also serve the Notre Dame community in song at weddings, Holy Cross Ordinations, Lenten Vespers and other special liturgies that enrich the fabric of worship on campus. In addition, the choir has toured both domestically and internationally every year since the mid-1980's, collaborating with parishes both rich and poor all around the world to build up the body of the Church. Other services of the choir include annual prison ministry to the men of Michigan City Prison and creating recordings of sacred music.
Donations will be used to continue the music ministry of the Folk Choir, specifically funding our Heartland Tour in 2017 (ministering to parishes in Indiana, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska) and potential Texas Tour in 2018.
The Folk Choir never asks for donations on our tours, but instead we hold a collection after each performance for a need of the parish. In this way, we seek to leave each location with more than when we came, enriched not only by the music they share but also monetarily. Because of this, our tours are financed primarily from within the organization from fundraising efforts throughout the year - fundraising efforts like Notre Dame Day! Our coffers have been depleted from two recent international tours to Ireland and Australia, but we hope to make enough to fund a trip all the way down to the great state of Texas in spring 2018!