THE SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE WOMEN’S CHOIR, a select 40-voice ensemble, regularly commissions and performs new works for women’s voices. An outgrowth of this emphasis is the publication of the Saint Mary’s College Choral Series, a collection of new works for women’s voices, published by earthsongs of Corvallis, Oregon. The Choir has performed throughout the United States and before state and division conventions of the Music Educators National Conference and the American Choral Directors Association. In February 2005, the Choir appeared before the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Los Angeles. Each November the Choir hosts the annual Saint Mary’s College High School Women’s Choir Festival, in which 20 choirs from neighboring states perform for each other and a panel of commentators. The Choir tours nationally every other year, and performs regularly with the University of Notre Dame Glee Club in joint performances with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. They have appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall in 1999 and 2001, and again in 2005. The Women’s Choir has recorded three other compact discs on the Pro Organo label: Ave, Ave!, (1997), Amazing Day! (2002), and Anima mea! (2004).