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.
Submissions have been received, and we have moved on to the judging phase of the competition. Esteemed judges for this competition are:
Dr. Dean Roush, Professor, Director of Musicology and Composition, Wichita State University
Dr. Leonard Enns, Composer, Conductor, and Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo
Dr. Deanna Joseph, Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities, Georgia State University
Robert Simpson, Founder and Artistic Director, Houston Chamber Choir
The winner of the Kansas Choral Composition Prize will be announced on March 27, 2015.
Wichita Chamber Chorale 2014-2015
The Sound and the Silence
Sounding Joy – A Silent Night
PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
202 N Clifton, Wichita, KS
Sat. Dec. 13, 7:30 pm, Sun. Dec. 14, 3pm
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.
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 and The Wichita Chamber Chorale
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.
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.