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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, 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.

wku chorale spring 2015 


FALL 2015 Schedule 







Chorale breakfast/retreat

Casa de Hondorp/UU church and UU Church - 2033 Nashville Rd.


1:30 call time, 3:00 pm concert

Chorale Concert with BGHS A cappella

First Christian Church (1106 State Street) (Free)


3:30 call time

Honor’s college building dedication

Call time for CRH, performance at Honors college building


7:00 call time, 8:00 performances

SOKY HS Honor Choir performances

Choral Rehearsal Hall


10-2 pm

Fall Concert Dress rehearsal

Van Meter


3:00 pm (1:30 call time)

Fall Concert

Van Meter

($5 general, $3 students)


10:30 call time, 11:00 performance (done 12 noon) 

WKU Choral Invitational Performance

Van Meter


6:45 – 9:00 pm

Piano/vocal dress rehearsal - SOKY Choral Society concert



6:30 – 9:45 pm

Dress rehearsal with orch

Van Meter


6:30 call, 7:30 concert

SOKY and Chorale fall choral/orchestral concert

Van meter

($10 general, $8 seniors, $5 students)



Chorale/a cappella tour



5:45 call time, 8:00 pm concert

Winterfest:  A Choral Celebration

Holy Spirit Catholic Church (4754 Smallhouse Rd).  Free admission

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