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WKU Chorale

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, and is open by audition to all university students.  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.  Recent highlights include performances at the state KMEA convention (2010 and 2014), and overseas tours to Italy (2008) and Spain (2015).

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. 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.

 

 

PRELIMINARY AUDITION RESULTS:

(this list will be finalized just prior to the start of school, after all transfer/new student auditions are complete. Participation for both Fall and Spring is expected - we have been selected to perform at the 2018 ACDA Southern Division Convention in February.  Fall only folks, we will learn the repertoire in the fall and have several Sunday/late afternoon rehearsals in the spring).

 

FALL 2017 SCHEDULE (updated 8/4/17; official schedule will be on syllabus one week before classes start)

 

Soprano

 

Akers          Beth Anne (spring only)

Bagwell        Brittany

Berec          Stephanie

Chapman     Sarah

Curtis*        Abigail (fall only)

Goldman     Hannah

Mitchell       Olivia

Thornsberry Brooke

Vogel          Katie (fall only)

 

Alto

Chappell      Abigail

Hughes        Ellie  

Hughes        Maddie  (fall only)

McCord*     Paige  (fall only)

Morrow       Hannah

Preston        Abby

Schultz        Josie

Thompson   Courtney

Turley           Didi  

 

Tenor

Babb        Tavias

Brosky        Paul  

Butts           Hardin  (fall only)

Johnson       David

Kerr*          Evan 

Morfin-Gandara    Hasum

Shaw            Robert

Sweazy        Patrick

Wethington  Troy 

 

Bass           

Crawford     Phillip

Fox             Jason

Goodwin*     Brandon  (fall only)

Harrell         Preston

Miner          Juan  

Neaveill       Trevor

Nelson        Matthew

Propst*        Matthew

Tuggle         Sam  

 

 

 

*Denotes part switchers

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 Last Modified 8/4/17