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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 

SPRING 2015 Concert info:

March 1, 2015
April 26, 2015 
May 1, 2015  - Carmina Burana

MAY 17-25, 2015 - Tour of Southern Spain!

19 May 2015
8:30 pm
Iglesia Santa Maria la Mayor
Plaza Duquesa de Parcent/ s/n, 29400 Ronda
21 May 2015
8:30 pm  
Iglesia del Santo Angel
Calle Rioja, 23, 41080 Seville
Joint concert with the Asociation Coral de Sevilla
22 May 2015
8:30 pm
Real Circula de la Amistad Liceo Artistico y Literario
Calle Alfonso XIII, 14, 14001, Cordoba
24 May 2015
6:45 pm
Basilica Nuestra Señora de las Angustias
Carrera de la Virgen 42, 18005 Granada

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