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spēro is Drake's most select choral ensemble, with membership drawn from the Drake Choir. spēro performs on campus at least four times each year. The ensemble tours regionally each spring and internationally every four years. In January 2018 the choir performed throughout England, singing at St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, at Cambridge University, the Old Naval College Chapel in Greenwich, and the cathedrals of Coventry and Ely. Read blogs and view photos of the tour at

spēro has been chosen by audition to perform on the programs of the American Choral Directors Association North Central Division conference and the Iowa Choral Directors Association Iowa Showcase.

Auditions for spēro take place in April for returning students and during the weekend following the beginning of the fall semester for new students.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30pm-1:45pm 

Conductor: Dr. Eric Barnum, Director of Choral Activities

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