Chorale

Conductors: Jennifer Moir, Patrick Murray

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 information 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 (2018/2019):

Choral Celebration
Friday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave., London

All four choirs (Chorale, Les Choristes, St. Cecilia Singers, and Western University Singers) join to kick off their choral season.

Advance Tickets: $15/$10 (general admission/students and seniors) ($20/$15 cash only at the door)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre Box Office. Cash only at the door.


Sing Joyfully! A concert of seasonal gems
Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave, London

St. Cecilia Singers and Chorale join in concert to celebrate the season.

Advance Tickets: $10 (general admission) ($15 cash only at the door)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre Box Office. Cash only at the door.


Of Struggle and Strength
Saturday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College

Les Choristes and Chorale – a choral tribute to the resilience and power of the human spirit!

Admission: Free!


Choral Celebration 2
Friday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave, London

All choirs join to close the choral season.

Advance Tickets: $15/$10 (general admission/students and seniors) ($20/$15 cash only at the door)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre Box Office. Cash only at the door.