Lehigh University Choral Arts   
2023-2024 Season
Steven Sametz, Artistic Director and  Hana Cai, Associate Director


Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 8 PM

Sametz: I Have Had Singing

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)




Lehigh's strong tradition of singing dates back to 1869. In 1978, the Glee Club and Chamber Singers combined under director Robert ("Boss") Cutler to form the University Choir.

Since then, under Artistic Director Dr. Steven ("Doc") Sametz, the program has grown to include four ensembles. They all tour internationally and are featured at four concerts annually at Lehigh's state-of-the-art Zoellner Arts Center. 

Lehigh University Choir - 50 undergraduate mixed voice choir

Lehigh University Glee Club - one of the oldest tenor-bass choirs in the nation

Dolce - The Lehigh University's treble choir 

The Choral Union - includes students, faculty, staff and townspeople. Lehigh valley's only symphonic choir, performing major works with orchestra

Townspeople and Lehigh staff and faculty may see more information on joining Choral Union here.

Current LUCA members can access the calendar for upcoming rehearsals and events here.


Students in our ensembles come from all disciplines of the University. Singers in the Glee Club and Dolce are selected from the University Choir.  There is only one audition required for these three groups.   

There is no audition required for Choral Union.

All ensembles are offered for university credit. Auditions for University Choir, Glee Club and Dolce occur at the beginning and end of each semester.

Students: For more information on auditions or any questions, please contact Caleb Reed (ctr224@lehigh.edu). Townspeople, faculty and staff interested in joining Choral Union may contact Charis Lasky (charislucu@comcast.net).

Please feel free to watch or listen to some of our releases from the 2020-2021 season or explore some of our past performances! 



Prospective high school students will be interested in finding out about our


We seek fine high school musicians who read well and have leadership potential.  Scholrships include yearly stipends and free voice lessons.  Open to all majors.

Reflections By Alumni


“Choral Arts gave my Lehigh career purpose and an outlet to express myself surrounded by an amazing community. It was my home and safe place.” read more


My dear friend and fellow Lehigh Choir alum, Karen (Lindquist) Randall, ’83, once told me, “I think when you sing with people, you form a bond with them that is unique. A choir is different from your normal circle of friends or other groups you form based on many shared similarities. It’s a more diverse group, drawn together by a single, mutual interest. It’s the love of music that matters, at least at first. Then, as you join voices, something mystical happens. The thrill of creating something of beauty together forges that bond and leads to a realization: the differences between people you thought were there really aren’t there at all. You become a better person. Making music has a powerful effect.”  I couldn’t agree more. I’ve heard similar sentiments from other musicians, and I know it’s true for me.  read more