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.
Kansas Choral Composition Prize
The Wichita Chamber Chorale is pleased to announce the first 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.
***And the winner is —- Geoff Wilcken!***
Geoff Wilcken is an active composer, conductor, organist, and pianist, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in composition at the University of Kansas. He began his study of composition in 1982 under Drs. Jeffrey Prater and Gary White, both of Iowa State University. He won the Music Teachers National Association composition competition in 1985 and again in 1986. Geoff completed a Bachelor of Music degree at Iowa State University in composition (1995), and subsequently finished his Master of Music degree in choral conducting under Simon Carrington at the University of Kansas (1998). His composition will be performed by the Wichita Chamber Chorale during the 2015-2016 concert season.
Full news release – KCCP news release 4-15-15
See our KCCP page for more information about the contest.
Wichita’s Day of Giving for the Arts, called Wichita ArtDOG
April 24, 201, 12:01 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
The Chamber Chorale is one of 38 arts organizations participating. Wichita ArtDog is a 24-hour online fundraising event created to rally community support for local arts organizations. This one-day fundraiser is a project of the Wichita Community Foundation. The Premier Partner is Spirit AeroSystems.
We would love to have your support for this second-annual event in Wichita. WE WANT TO BE YOUR FAVORITE GROUP participating (or one of your favorites!). Please go to Wichita ArtDog and sign up for an e-mail reminder. Then on April 24th go to
Wichita ArtDog/Wichita Chamber Chorale and donate any amount to Wichita Chamber Chorale. That would be awesome! Or mail a contribution by April 24th to Wichita Chamber Chorale, PO Box 20744, Wichita KS 67208. Thank you very much!
4055 N Tyler Rd, Wichita, KS
Fri. June 5, doors open 6:30 pm
Broadway and popular tunes are featured as the Chorale showcases its singers in solos, duets, and ensembles for this annual fundraising event. The relaxed atmosphere of beautiful Prairie Pines adds to the fun, and the evening also includes food & drink, a house band, and a silent auction.
See the From the Conductor page for more information about the 2014-2015 season.
SENSENEY MUSIC IS OUR EXCLUSIVE LOCAL TICKET OUTLET,
2300 E LINCOLN, WICHITA KS 67211 (316) 262-1487.