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.
Wichita Chamber Chorale 2014-2015
The Sound and the Silence
CHORAL CLASSICS — Joseph Haydn: The Creation (performed in English)
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
330 N Broadway, Wichita, KS
Fri. Mar. 27, 7:30 pm
(One performance only)
Guest Chamber Orchestra, John Harrison, Concertmaster
Soloists: Lilly Guerrero, Soprano; Randolph Lacy, Tenor; Charles Turley, Bass
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.
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
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.