Recent Projects


March 29, 2019, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame

Philip Glass Madrigal Opera, Parts III and IV

Philip Glass Madrigal Opera, Parts III and IV, with violist Luis Vargas, dancers Colin Raybin and Kelly Hirina, and video art by Geoffrey Bell. The multimedia event was part of the festival in honor to the composer, who was present. The festival included also the world premiere of a new work by Glass for Third Coast Percussion.

September 24, 2017, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame

“Illuminating the Incarnation: A Musical Meditation on the Saint John’s Bible.”

An integrated arts concert to celebrate the images of the extraordinary Saint John’s Bible during its visit to the University of Notre Dame. A collaboration of Notre Dame Vocale with the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

To view the promo video, please click HERE.

June 23, 2017, Washington Hall, University of Notre Dame

“A Mirror Over Time””

A concert for the conference titled “Trying to Say’ God:  Reenchanting the Literary Imagination.”  at the University of Notre Dame.   





Notre Dame Vocale is excited to present “A Mirror Over Time: Self-reflecting Themes in the Catholic Musico-Poetic Imagination,” in the context of the conference “Trying to Say God” (, a gathering about the Catholic literary spirit. The program features works by James MacMlllan, Arvo Pärt, Josquin Desprez, Francisco Guerrero and Cary Boyce, as well as Gregorian chant. Recurring ideas have excited the inspiration of composers across history, resulting in some of the most beautiful and consoling music ever written. For this conference, the program is annotated with video projections and supertitles

More information HERE.



October 16-23, 2016, Colegio Nacional de Mexico and University Católica de Chile

Tour of Mexico and Chile

Notre Dame Vocale attended exciting invitations by El Colegio Nacional de México and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, to perform in the historic Templo de la Enseñanza in Mexico City and at the Templo Mayor in the city of Santiago. The Mexican concert was broadcast live to thousands of viewers by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


October 7,8, and 9, 2016, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame


Journeying La Divina Commedia: Desert, Discovery, Song…and the oratorio Paradiso

Featuring the oratorio Paradiso, by the eminent American composer Robert Kyr, Notre Dame Vocale participated not only as singers, but also as actors in a ritualized recreation of Dante’s journey, on a libretto by the world-renowned poet and scholar Robin Kirkpatrick, with a staging by Notre Dame professor Anton Juan. A recording of Paradisois upcoming! We’ll keep you posted!

June 9, 2016, University Chapel, Princeton University

Richard Eihorn’s Voices of Light at the Princeton Festival

The prestigious Princeton Music Festival  invited Vocale’s music director Carmen-Helena Téllez to conduct Richard Einhorn’s Voces of Light with C.T. Dreyer’s silent film “The Pssion of Joan of Arc” at the Princeton University Chapel. Vocale’s section leaders Jessica Bush, Katie Surine, Halle McGuire Hobbins and Erin Donegan performed as the featured ensemble in the “early music” female quartet representing Joan of Arc’s holy voices. For more information check this page.

Carmen Vocale and soloists Princeton

Saint Cecilia: Veneration Through the Ages

February 14, 2016, Duncan Hall Chapel, University of Notre Dame

A concert of music dedicated to St Cecilia by composers of different periods, directed by assistant conductor Joshua Boggs. VIEW THE PROGRAM.



March 28, 2015, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Vocale joined the 10th anniversary celebrations of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center with premieres by Gabriela Lena Frank, Sven-David Sandstrom and Cary Boyce. VIEW THE PROGRAM.


March 1, 2015, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame

The singers of Notre Dame Vocale were the concertists, section leaders, and chamber chorus for Mendelssohn’s Elijah, a major presentation of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, with star baritone Nathan Gunn, the South Bend Chamber Singers (Nancy Menk, Music Director), Notre Dame Chorale (Alexander Blachly, music director) and the Notre Dame Festival Chorus and Chorus, under the direction of Carmen-Helena Téllez. SEE THE PICTURES.

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2014, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame


Works by T.L. de Victoria, Mario Lavista and Robert Kyr in “A Mirror Over Time”

Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light and the sacred music drama I Was Born For This

Steve Reich’s Proverb with Third Coast Percussion

2013, Philbin Black Box, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame

Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel and “Of Light From Darkness”

Music for Hildegard’s Cosmic Egg Digital Visualization

Sacred Music Festival of Quito, Ecuador