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)
Akers Beth Anne (spring only)
Curtis* Abigail (fall only)
Vogel Katie (fall only)
Hughes Maddie (fall only)
McCord* Paige (fall only)
Butts Hardin (fall only)
Goodwin* Brandon (fall only)
*Denotes part switchers
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