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The Wichita Chamber Chorale is an auditioned choir of approximately 16 men and 16 women, recognized as the premier adult choral ensemble of Wichita and the surrounding region.  Dr Mark Bartel is the Artistic Director and Conductor.

 

The Wichita Chamber Chorale is pleased to announce the Kansas Choral Composition Prize.  The only program of its kind in the state of Kansas, this initiative is founded by the board of the Wichita Chamber Chorale and co-sponsored by Wichita’s Senseney Music.  In keeping with the WCC mission to champion significant choral music and to enrich the cultural life of our communities, the Kansas Choral Composition Prize will foster original choral music of the highest quality, with the intention of giving the winner(s) a high-profile performance of their work by the Wichita Chamber Chorale, in addition to a monetary prize.  The WCC is seeking gifted emerging or established composers with clear and verifiable ties to Kansas.  The prize winner will be announced at the March 27, 2015 spring concert, and performances will be scheduled in the following 2015-16 season.  deadline for submission: January 15, 2015.  A detailed description appears at this link, Kansas Choral Composition Prize, or by clicking the KCCP tab above.

KMEA District and All-Sate Honors Choirs Auditions Workshop
Monday October 13, 2014, 6:30-9pm
(for more information, click on the KMEA tab above)


Wichita Chamber Chorale 2014-2015
The Sound and the Silence

Concert I

SOUNDING JOY – “Silent Night”
 PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
202 N Clifton, Wichita, KS
Sat. Dec. 13, 7:30 pm, Sun. Dec. 14, 3pm
***Ticket is good for either performance***

Enjoy a musical and spiritual oasis in the midst of the fast-paced holiday season.   Celebrate the beauty, wonder and mystery of the heritage of sacred a capella music of the season, from the solemnity of Renaissance master Tomas Luis Victoria to the richness of Joseph Rheinberger’s romantic motets.  Contemporary works will include the Midwest premier of Canadian composer Timothy Corliss’s Oh Wondrous Mystery and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s stunning Magnificat.

Concert II

Haydn: The Creation (performed in English)
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
330 N Broadway,  Wichita, KS
Fri. Mar. 27, 7:30 pm
Soloists  *  Chamber Orchestra  *  The Wichita Chamber Chorale

***One performance only***

With a libretto based on passages from Paradise Lost, Genesis and Psalms, Franz Joseph Haydn’s epic oratorio is among his most inspired works.  Only toward the end of his life did Haydn have the opportunity to witness Handel’s Messiah – and Haydn then confessed that he had never before known the full power of what music could be.  The Creation was a result of Haydn’s epiphany – and it became an instant sensation in 1798.  Hear this legendary work brought to life in a fresh and innovative rendering informed by historically informed performance practice.

Concert Fundraiser

CABARET
PRAIRIE PINES
4055 N Tyler Rd, Wichita, KS
Fri. June 5, doors open 6:30 pm

Silent Auction, Buffet party food, cash bar, the Lower Room Band, & Cabaret, an informal concert of Broadway and popular tunes sung by the Chamber Chorale and accompanied by a house band.  Always a fun evening!

See the From the Conductor page for more information about the 2014-2015 season.