Department of Music and Theatre

Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble


“Fall 2021 Update: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Xavier is actively working to codify the choral offerings for the fall of 2021. Students from any field of study who wish to join a choral ensemble should contact Dr. Matthew Swanson ( for more information, and to indicate their interest. We look forward to hearing from you!”

The Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble (EVE) is selected from the membership of the Xavier University Concert Choir. While many members of the ensemble are music majors, experienced singers with strong musicianship skills from all majors on campus are regularly accepted into the group. EVE performs compositions from the broad range of the western choral tradition as well as music of diverse cultures especially suited for smaller groups of singers. The group has toured internationally, competed in the 2012 World Choir Games, and collaborated regularly with other Cincinnati area musical organizations, including the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Collegium Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Early Music Festival. Acceptance into this ensemble requires an audition. Contact Dr. Matthew Swanson for more information.