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Western Kentucky University

WKU Chorale

Dr. Paul Hondorp, director

Course Number MUS 341-01, MUS 341-02 (Honors section), MUS 541-500 (Graduate)

Rehearsals:  MW 3:00 - 3:55, TR 2:20 - 3:40, MH 111 (Choral Rehearsal Hall)

Here is a sample of a recent performance

The WKU Chorale is the flagship ensemble of the university. This ensemble of 36 voices sings music from the Renaissance to the contemporary, and everything in between. The ensemble is open to both majors and non-majors by competitive audition each semester.  Auditions generally occur at the end of each semester for the following semester.

The choral program at WKU has a long history of excellence in the choral art, having performed at past KMEA conventions and the Southern Division Convention of ACDA. WKU choral ensembles take frequent regional recruiting tours, and have traveled to the east coast and Europe. The WKU Chorale collaborates regularly with the Southern Kentucky Choral Society and The Symphony at WKU to present major works. Performances in recent years have included the Requiems of Duruflé, Mozart, Garcia and Fauré, Mozart's Mass in C Minor, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Poulenc's Gloria, Haydn's Paukenmesse, Brahms Requiem and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem, Handel's Messiah and Orff's Carmina Burana.

FALL 2014 Schedule

(WELCOME PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND RETREAT TBA)

 09/21/2014 An Afternoon of Choral Music 3 PM (1 PM CALL) FCC

09/23/2014 KMEA ALL-STATE HELP SESSION 6:30 PM (6:15 PM CALL) CRH

10/01/2014 11th Annual WKU High School Choral Invitational 11 AM (10:45 CALL) VM

10/11/2014 WKU Choirs Fall Choral Concert (DRESS REHEARSAL) 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM VM

10/12/2014 WKU Choirs Fall Choral Concert 3 PM (1:30 CALL) VM

10/21/2014 Southern Kentucky Honor Choirs - day 1 8:00 PM (7:30 PM CALL) CRH

11/03/2014 CHORAL SOCIETY DRESS #1 6:45 PM CRH

11/6/2014 CHORAL SOCIETY DRESS REH 6:30 PM VM

11/07/2014 SOKY Choral Society Fall Concert 6:30 PM VM

11/24/2014 CHORALE TOUR 7 AM DEPARTURE 

12/06/2014 Winterfest: A Choral Celebration 8:00 PM (5:30 PM CALL) Holy Spirit Catholic Church

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