NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

notus - IU Comtemporary Vocal Ensemble


Concert Information

Repertoire Lists


Composition Contest






NOTUS recording cover


On September 28, 2018, NOTUS released its first commercial album, NOTUS: Of Radiance and Refraction, on the Innova label. This recording features five world premiere performances of music by Claude Baker, John Gibson, Sven-David Sandström, Aaron Travers, and the ensemble's director, Dominick DiOrio. To learn more about the album and to purchase a copy, please visit the Innova website.  

Please also enjoy some live videos of previous NOTUS performances below.

Sven-David Sandström - The Giver of Stars (2015)
World Premiere Recording; Commissioned by NOTUS

Matthew Recio - How To Survive Vesuvius (2015)
First Prize Winner, NOTUS Student Composition Contest
Michaella Calzaretta, associate conductor

Caroline Shaw - Passacaglia from Partita for 8 voices (2009, rev. 2013)

Dominick DiOrio - Alleluia (2012)
Marco Schirripa, marimba

David Lang - the little match girl passion (2007)

Alex Berko - Forgiven Tears (2015)
Winner of the ACDA Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Composition Prize
Zizai Ning, cello
Bille Bruley, Courtney Jameson, Maya Vansuch, and Elisabeth Culpepper, soloists

Sofia Gubaidulina - Sonnengesang (Canticle of the Sun) (1997)
Nicholas Mariscal, cello
Bobby Conselatore and Andrew Riley, percussion
Alice Baldwin, celeste