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 1:50 - 2:45, 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.

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SPRING 2014 Schedule

(Recital Hour performance TBA)

January 25 (SUNDAY) 3-5pm KMEA Rehearsal, First Christian Church (Dinner to follow)

February 2 (SUNDAY) 3-5 KMEA final dress rehearsal, First Christian Church (Dinner to follow)

February 7 KMEA peformance (Depart 9 am, Rehearse 12:30, Perform at 1:20 pm, Depart for WKU 3:30 pm

March 22 –11:30 am Joint Rehearsal (Van Meter)
March 23 – 2:00 pm call, 4:00 pm concert with MC, WC, A cappella ($5 tix)

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with The Symphony at WKU (Tix avail through symphony)
April 22 – 6:30 – 8:45 (IRH)
April 24 – 6:30 – 8:45 (Van Meter)
April 25 – Call time 6:30, 7:30 pm concert (Mendelssohn Psalm 42 and Handel Zadok the Priest (Van Meter)

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Final Concert

May 4 - 2 pm Call, 4 pm concert with MC, WC, a cappella (Tix $5)

 Last Modified 1/13/14