The Washington and Lee University Singers, conducted by Shane Lynch, continues to be recognized as one of the finest a cappella choirs in the region. Routinely touring both nationally and internationally, the University Singers perform a wide variety of literature as a feature choir in major concert series and prestigious music festivals of groups such as the Virginia Music Educators Association and the American Choral Directors Association.
At Washington and Lee, the University Singers serve as the centerpiece of the annual Candlelight Lessons and Carols Service, perform in concerts and convocations, and take part in performances of major works such as Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B-Minor and Handel's Israel and Egypt. Student members of the University Singers represent a wide cross-section of the programs offered at the University, routinely representing over 25 of the college's 39 undergraduate majors. Membership in the University Singers is chosen by a competitive audition process each spring.