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.
Session I: Begins Monday, August 29
Rehearsal Location and Time:
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.
Session fees for 2022-2023 are $90/semester or $170/year (Early Bird pricing of $80/semester or $150/year if paid by August 1). 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.