Columbia Chorale

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Columbia Chorale is the region’s premier mixed-voiced community ensemble. Chartered in 1978, the Chorale strives to promote choral music of the highest artistic quality and stimulate a greater community understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of choral music. The membership, drawn from across central Missouri, consists of a broad spectrum of both professional and amateur musicians unified through a common appreciation for outstanding choral music. The ensemble presents four or more formal concerts per season with an emphasis on providing rich and varied programs that appeal to a wide cross-section of Missouri residents and visitors. Dedicated to providing enriching opportunities for its membership, Columbia Chorale has performed in conjunction with the St. Louis Symphony, the Kansas City Philharmonic, the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, and Columbia Civic Orchestra. Seasonal performances utilize numerous venues throughout central Missouri, including the University of Missouri’s Jesse Auditorium, the Missouri Theatre for the Performing Arts, and area churches.

Columbia Chorale is open to all singers of any ability level.  For a more advanced experience, Columbia Chamber Choir is an auditioned subset that performs repertoire more suitable for smaller numbers.

The Columbia Chorale is led by Artistic Director Emily Edgington Andrews with Nathan Lange serving as Assistant Conductor.

Chorale Kick-off: Monday, August 23

Rehearsals Begin:

Monday, August 30

(please pre-register before this date)

Session Dates:

Session I: August 30 – November 13

Session II: January 24 – April 23 

Rehearsal Location and Time:

First semester singers may choose to participate in-person or via Zoom. For those interested in attending in-person rehearsals, rehearsals will take place at Broadway Christian Church (2601 W Broadway, Sanctuary) from 7:00-8:45 p.m.  In-person singers will wear masks and sing spaced at least 3 feet apart, in compliance with the most recent guidelines recommended in the International Coalition of Performing Arts Aerosol Study.

Session Fees:

Session fees for 2021-2022 are $85/semester or $160/year (Early Bird pricing $80/semester or $150/year if paid by August 15).  We want Columbia Chorale to be an accessible option for all, so several payment options are offered in order to best fit your needs. Scholarship assistance is available upon request.

For more information about the Chorale or for questions, please  contact us.