The Texas A&M Century Singers is the university's mixed concert choir comprised of 80 voices. It was established in 1971 under the name of New Tradition Singers and then changed to the current name during the university's centennial celebration in 1976. The choir has grown into an outstanding choral organization. The group performs a diverse repertoire concentrating on classical choir literature, but including folk songs, spirituals, popular songs, and show tunes.
In May of 2011, the Century Singers traveled to England for a concert tour. Previous concert tours outside of the state have taken them to St. Louis, New York's Carnegie Hall, Italy, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Spain, Canada, Greece, and France. In addition, the choir annually performs a major work with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and Brazos Valley Chorale.
Since its inception, the Century Singers have stayed true to their purpose of representing Texas A&M to audiences across the country, promoting choral excellence in an institution of higher learning, and offering the university community an opportunity to experience the classical masterpieces of choral literature.
One hour optional credit is offered for this ensemble (MUSC 290-501).