William Carey Chorale
The Chorale is the primary choral ensemble at William Carey. This auditioned ensemble of 40 students represents the University in churches, schools, community events, and in mission areas. The Chorale performs a variety of literature appropriate for different venues and audiences. Open to all students by audition.
Open to all students without audition, the Chapel Choir provides music for chapel and on campus concerts throughout the year.
The Chorale and the Chapel Choir join forces several times a year to perform major choral works.
Music Theatre and Opera Workshop
From one-act works to full-scale productions, this ensemble is open to all students. Workshop experiences afford students major performance roles on-stage.
This ensemble plays literature from the jazz repertory. Open to all students by audition, this ensemble represents the university at off campus performances as well as on-campus events.
This ensemble is open to all students by audition. The Pep Band performs at home basketball games.
Carpenter's Wood is an auditioned Contemporary Christian ensemble comprised of ten highly skilled vocalists. During the Spring Trimester, the group tours in and out of the state representing the college at various churches and in other concert venues.
In the summer of 2011 this group took a mission trip to Italy, and future mission trips are planned. Mrs. Kathy Vail is Sponsor for this group.
This ensemble performs locally at small venues in the Hattiesburg area.
This auditioned ensemble performs works for multiple performers on two or more pianos.
The handbell choir, open to all students by audition, performs on campus and throughout the state.
The Carey Quartet sings for a variety civic functions and gatherings. Specializing in patriotic songs, this quartet recently sang at a dinner featuring Senator Trent Lott. Senator Lott joined the guys singing “You’re A Grand Old Flag.”
This ensemble is open to all students by audition and performs a variety of classical, sacred, and traditional band literature. This is William Carey’s premier instrumental ensemble for wind and percussion instrumentalists. The ensemble performs several concerts throughout the year including serving as the exhibition group for the William Carey honor band clinic in the spring. The band also broadens the performing experience with the occasional addition of string and rhythm sections, allowing the student to experience a studio orchestra setting for major productions.
Spirit of Carey
A high energy marching indoor brass and percussion group that serves as ambassadors for the university.
A traveling woodwind ensemble playing a variety of classical, sacred, and contemporary woodwind literature.
A traveling saxophone ensemble playing a variety of classical, sacred, and contemporary saxophone literature.
Performs string ensemble repertoire and studies ensemble techniques and interpretation. This group combines with Symphonic Winds and rhythm section for seasonal productions and concerts.