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 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 (2017/2018):

Choral Celebration: Celebrating 150
Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave., London

All four choirs (Chorale, Les Choriste, St. Cecilia Singers, and Western University Singers) join together in a special concert celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. Each choir is featured, as well as a combined performance of the commissioned work by Mark Sirett entitled, On Truth and Reconciliation.

$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. Cash only at the door.

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My Home and Native Land
Friday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford St. E., London

Les Choristes and Chorale present an evening to celebrate the diversity of Canada’s cultural and natural landscape, featuring the premiere of a song cycle by Canadian composer Don Macdonald, poetry by Six Nations poetess, E. Pauline Johnson. A Canada 150 event!

$10 (general admission)
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.

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The Peace of Wild Things
Saturday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford St. E., London

Les Choristes and Chorale present a program that speaks of our connection to the natural world, featuring Nancy Telfer’s Requiem Aeternam for women’s choir.

$10 (general admission)
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Choral Celebration 2: Together in Song
Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave., London

The choirs reunite to close the choral season. Various works for women’s and men’s choirs as well as a unified performance for all singers will enhance the program.

$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. Cash only at the door.

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