Columbia Chorale

Columbia Chorale is accepting singers for our 4-week Summer Session. Sign up HERE.

Register HERE for the 2024-2025 Columbia Chorale Season

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 Jeremy Wagner serving as Assistant Conductor.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, August 12 – December 15 (two concerts)

Session 2: Monday, January 20 – April 11 (one concert)

Rehearsal Location and Time:

Most rehearsals will take place from 7:00-8:45 p.m. on Monday evenings at Columbia College in the Brouder Science Center’s main lecture hall: Bixby Hall. The address is 705 Rangeline St.

Session Fees:

Session fees for 2024-2025 are $100/semester or $180/year.  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.