Faculty of Music

Chorale

Chorale

Conductor: Jennifer Moir

Western’s largest choir Chorale is a mixed choir comprised of voice majors, instrumental majors, and non-music majors.  Their repertoire spans from classic choral literature to contemporary work and world music.

To date, Chorale has premiered numerous new Canadian compositions and arrangements.

Highlights from past seasons include performances with renowned performing artists, Rajaton (Finland), “The Road to Ghana” with The Baobab Youth Performers (Ottawa) and world music specialists Allison Girvan and Gary Diggins.

Whenever possible, Chorale collaborates with other community arts organizations in performance. Recent projects include The Messiah with the London Community Orchestra at the Petrolia Playhouse Theatre, and The Kaleid Choral Festival, 2016. The choir also joins forces with Don Wright Faculty of Music choirs and faculty to present major works for choir and orchestra/instrumental ensemble such as Carmina Burana, the Brahms Requiem and the Rutter Gloria.

Auditions:

Audition required. Open to all Western students. Complete audition infomation available here.

Rehearsals:

Monday to Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

View course outline for more information or visit the MPS general ensemble information page.

Performances (2016/2017):

Friday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.
First-St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Ave, London
Choral Celebration: The annual Choral Celebration features Western’s four outstanding choirs (Western University Singers, Les Choristes, Chorale, and St. Cecilia Singers) in a program of varied and exciting choral music. $15/$10 (adults/students and seniors)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre Box Office or purchase at the door (cash only).

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Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford St E., London
Sure On This Shining Night:  Join Les Choristes and Chorale for an intimate evening of choral music for the season with special guest Harpist Kathleen Gahagan.  Featured works include Britten's Ceremony of Carols and Kirke Mechem's The Seven Joys of Christmas! $10 (general admission)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre Box Office or purchase at the door (cash only).

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Friday, February 10, 8:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Of Struggle and StrengthLes Choristes and Chorale present a program of music that gives voice to resilience and hope.
Free admission


Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford St E., London
Fishing By the Light of the Ancestors: In celebration of Canada 150! Join Les Choristes and Chorale and guests for a program of contemporary settings of folk songs which honour Canada's cultural diversity. This event is a culmination of a week-long residency with world music singer, Allison Girvan, sporano, of Nelson B.C.
$10 (general admission)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre Box Office or purchase at the door (cash only).

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