Chorale

chorale singers

Conductor: 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:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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

Performances (2019-2020)

The Farthest Shore
Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave., London

Chorale and Western University Singers. Music of aspiration and exploration.

Advance Tickets: $10 (general admission) Door sales: $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 (471 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3E4). Cash only at the door. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.


Carols and Choirs
Friday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave, London

All four choirs (Chorale, Les Choristes, St. Cecilia Singers, and Western University Singers) join to celebrate the holiday season

Advance Tickets: $15/$10 (general admission/students and seniors) Door sales: $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 (471 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3E4). Cash only at the door. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.


Lineage
Saturday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.
First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave., London

Chorale and Les Choristes. Music of faith, hope, and heritage.

Advance Tickets: $10 (general admission) Door sales: $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 (471 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3E4). Cash only at the door. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.


United We Sing
Friday, March 27, 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) Door Sales: $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 (471 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3E4). Cash only at the door. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.