The UK Chorale is the premier mixed choral ensemble at the University of Kentucky. It consists mostly of upperclassmen and graduate students. While a majority of the singers are music majors, there are a number of other academic disciplines represented. The Chorale prides itself in performing a wide variety of choral literature from Renaissance to 21st Century. The ensemble annually presents major works with the UK Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. The 44-voice Chorale has been the recipient of regional and national awards, touring extensively with recent performances in France (Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres Cathedral, American Cathedral in Paris, and La Madeleine Church; Washington, D.C. (Kennedy Center); the Bahamas (private performance in the Presidential Palace); and New York City (Carnegie Hall). They have collaborated with numerous artists including The King's Singers, violinist Mark O’Connor, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and tenor Ronan Tynan. For years, the choirs at the University of Kentucky have made a commitment to acts of service within the Lexington area. During the holiday season, members of the Chorale carol at the Markey Cancer Center and the UK Children's Hospital. Each member takes great pride in serving and inspiring the community.
University of Kentucky Chorale Mission Statement
The University of Kentucky Chorale fosters excellence in music, service, and comradeship. We strive to blend our diverse voices into once choir that achieves the highest level of professionalism and musicianship. Through our unparalleled discipline and dedication, we proudly extend our reach beyond the boundaries of our campus to our community, our country, and our world.
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About UK Chorale
Course No.: MUC 174
Audition Requirements: Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester.
Normal Rehearsal Schedule: