Villanova Voices

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World Meeting of Families Concert, September 2015

The Villanova Voices is the oldest women's organization within Villanova University.  Originally called the Villanova Women's Glee Club, the group was founded shortly after Villanova became coeducational in 1960 by twenty ambitious women from the University's College of Nursing.  These talented young women now have a new name and a new image.  Over eighty Voices now join together from diverse fields of study, and share in their common love of music.

Becoming increasingly visible on and off campus, the Voices perform at several functions each year, including basketball games, Special Olympics, Relay for Life, and local charity events. They also spread holiday cheer with the Augustinian brothers at the monastery and senior citizens at nursing homes. The annual Winter and Spring concerts with the Villanova Singers, however, remain the highlight of each semester.  Working together, the two groups have enjoyed the challenge of preparing many difficult pieces like Handel’s Messiah, Rutter’s Gloria, the Faure Requiem, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and Mozart's Coronation Mass. In the fall of 2015, the Voices and Singers were honored with performing the premiere of The Wedding Feast of the Lamb Oratorio by Irish-American Composer, Cormac O'Duffy, as part of the World Meeting of Families held in Philadelphia. The Voices also tour each year, alternating between international and domestic locations. Recent tour destinations include Italy, Spain, Brazil, Costa Rica, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Washington, DC, and in 2016, Toronto!

For more information, visit the Villanova Voices website our VU Groups page, or our Facebook Fan Page.


Contact Us

Office of Music Activities
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-5050
Fax: (610) 519-7596
E-mail:  Visit our staff page.

WazoFun Day


Join one of our performing groups! Stop by a rehearsal!


  • Band - Mon & Tu 6-8pm.  St. Mary's Band Room.
  • Jazz Band - Wed 6-8pm, St. Mary's Jazz Room.
  • Orchestra - Mon 7:30-9:30pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  Strings only Thurs 6-8pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  


  • Gospel Choir - Tu & Th 5:30-7:30, St. Mary's Chapel (Tu) & Jazz Band Room (Th)
  • Villanova Voices - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Auditorium.
  • Villanova Singers - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Chapel


  • Villanova Student Musical Theatre - To get involved, join us at a General Meeting, dates will be posted here near the start of the Fall Semester.   Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.
  • Villanova Student Theatre - Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.

Dance - most Rehearsals take place in St. Mary's Dance Studio.   Following is LAST YEAR's schedule.   This will be updated at the start of Fall '16.

  • Dance Company/Ensemble - Sun, 10-4:30; Mon 8-10pm; Wed 6-8pm
  • 'Nova Nassa - Sun, 8:30-11:30pm; Mon 10-11:30pm; Wed 8-11pm
  • Ablaze - Sun, 6:30-8:30pm; Tues 5:30-7:30pm
  • Irish Dance Team - Mon, 6-8pm; Tues 7:30-9:30pm; Thurs 8-11pm; Sat 1-3pm
  • Wazobia - Fri 4:30-7pm; Sat 9am-1pm
  • Superlative - Sun 4-6pm; Fri 2-4:30pm
  • Baila Latino - Tues 9:30pm-11pm; Sat 3-5

A Capella - schedules to be determined after fall auditions

  • Haveners
  • Minor Problem
  • Nothing but Treble
  • Sirens
  • Spires
  • Supernovas
  • Vocal Minority

Villanova Music Downloads

* vualmamater.pdf
VU Alma Mater Sheet Music
* alma_mater_band.mp3
VU Alma Mater Played by VU Band
* alma_mater_singers.mp3
VU Alma Mater Sung by VU Singers
* vufightsong.pdf
VU Fight Song Sheet Music
* fight_song.mp3
VU Fight Song Performed by VU Band