Western Kentucky University

SOKY Choral Society

Dr. Paul Hondorp, director

Course Number: MUS 340-500, MUS 340-501 (Honors section), MUS 540-500 (Graduate)

REHEARSALS: Mondays 7-9, MH 111 (Choral Rehearsal Hall)

Here is a sample of our work!


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The membership of this ensemble is a mixture of students in all majors, faculty, staff and community members with an interest in choral masterworks with orchestra. The BGWCS is a member of Chorus America, the national organization which serves the needs of community choruses. In addition to its own concerts, this ensemble collaborates with the Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra each year. Recent performances include: the Requiem settings of Brahms, Mozart, Faure; Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna; Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem; Haydn's Missa Cellensis and Paukenmesse; Handel's Messiah; Orff's Carmina Burana and Poulenc Gloria to name a few.




Student Auditions:  1/23/14 and 1/24/14; 10-3 pm; no appointment necessary.  Come to MH 208.

Community member auditions: 1/26/14, 5-6:30 pm; MH 208.  No appointment necessary

First rehearsal: 1/26/14, 7:00 pm.


Mendelssohn - Psalm 42 (Carus Verlag edition)

Handel - Zadok the Priest (Schirmer edition)

Gabrieli - In ecclesiis (Schirmer edition)


Rehearsal Schedule:

March 22 –11:30 am Joint Rehearsal (Van Meter)
March 23 – Double Choir piece (8 minutes of music) with Daytime choirs (Van Meter)
2:45 call time
4:00 concert

with The Symphony at WKU:
April 22 – 6:30 – 8:45 (IRH)
April 24 – 6:30 – 8:45 (Van Meter)
April 25 – Call time 6:30 (Van Meter)

 Last Modified 1/27/14