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University Chorale Tours

The University Chorale tours each year either domestically or internationally. Recent tours include Florida and Georgia, the Midwest and Europe. International trips occur every three to four years so that each Chorale member may benefit from a global choral experience during their undergraduate years at Cornerstone University.

Under the direction of Dr. Kent Walters, the University Chorale performs a broad spectrum of choral literature for national and international audiences. The ensemble tours during the academic year in order to share the gift of music and the lives and talents of our gifted students. For us, each public performance is a means of worship through heartfelt, artistic expression.

Future Tour

The University Chorale had to cancel its Asia tour due to COVID-19. Once it is safe to travel again, we will resume plans to tour Asia and perform concerts in Hong Kong, Mongolia and Singapore.

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University Chorale Tours

The University Chorale, a select choral ensemble, performs a variety of choral literature from Renaissance to contemporary genres, including gospel and spirituals. The Chorale focuses on the expression of beauty in choral artistry, combining musicianship and servant hearts for the glory of God and the consequent joy of both singer and audience.

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Concert Inquiry

To inquire about hosting the University Chorale for an upcoming worship service or concert, please send your name, email address and phone number to music@cornerstone.edu.

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Investments made in the lives of Cornerstone music students matter. Your gift in support of the University Chorale ensures that travel costs remain manageable for current students and extends the reach of the ensemble’s domestic and international ministry.

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Past Tour Stories

Florida Tour 2019

The Cornerstone University Chorale made 15 appearances in schools and churches during their spring tour to Georgia and Florida from Feb. 28 to March 10, 2019. The Chorale’s varied repertoire pleased audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Concerts also included music from the contemporary a cappella ensemble Credo.

Concert Schedule

Date Venue Location
Feb. 28 Grace Anglican Church Fleming Island, Fla.
March 1 St. Johns Country Day School Orange Park, Fla.
March 1 Wesley United Methodist Church of Frederica St Simons, Island, Ga.
March 2 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Orlando, Fla.
March 3 Saint Andrew’s Chapel Sanford, Fla.
March 4 Calvary Christian High School Clearwater, Fla.
March 4 Tampa Covenant Church Tampa, Fla.
March 5 Amelia Plantation Chapel Amelia Island, Fla.
March 6 Southside Baptist Church Jacksonville, Fla.
March 8 Memorial Presbyterian Church St. Augustine, Fla.
March 10 New Presbyterian Church Wilton Manors, Fla.
March 24 Homecoming Concert: Immanuel Reformed Church Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Tour Photos

Midwest Tour 2018

Under the direction of Dr. Kent Walters, the University Chorale performed a series of concerts in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan during March 2-11, 2018. Each concert featured a variety of musical styles, including gospel and spirituals, that spotlighted the dynamic voices in Chorale and the a cappella ensemble Credo. Concert attendees were delighted to see our students sing wholeheartedly for the glory of God and the joy of our audiences.

Concert Locations

Venue Location
Bethany Lutheran Church Naperville, Ill.
Grace Community Church Hudsonville, Mich.
Illiana Christian High School Lansing, Ill.
Jenison High School Jenison, Mich.
Midway Baptist Church Watervliet, Mich.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Palatine, Ill.
Wheeler High School Valparaiso, Ind.

Tour Photos

Europe Tour 2017

On May 9-30, 2017, the University Chorale journeyed to four European countries. The 22-day itinerary included visits to Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. We reconnected with friends from our 2013 tour in these countries and made wonderful new friends as we shared our music and our lives in churches, schools and host homes.

With 2017 marking the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the University Chorale visited important sites associated with the Reformation such as Martin Luther’s birthplace and death house, the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg where he nailed his 95 Theses to the door in 1517 and Wartburg Castle where Luther spent considerable time hiding out as he translated the New Testament from Greek to German.

Concert Locations

The University Chorale’s experiences on the Luther trail included participating in a worship service in an Augustinian Monastery and an informal concert at J. S. Bach’s tomb at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig.

Venue Location
Buda Street Reformed Church Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Jedlik Ányos Secondary School Budapest, Hungary
Csepel Evangelical Church Budapest, Hungary
Evangelical Church Skalica, Slovakia
Evangelical Church Vrbovce, Slovakia
Evangelical Church Košariská, Slovakia
Minoritenkirche Vienna, Austria
Salzburg Cathedral Salzburg, Austria
St. Andrews Church Salzburg, Austria
Evangelische Brüdergemeinde Korntal Korntal, Germany
Peter und Paul Kirche Brettheim, Germany
Evangelical Church Großaltdorf, Germany
Augustinian Monastery Erfurt, Germany
Thomaskirche Leipzig, Germany
Alte Börse Leipzig, Germany
Schlosskirche Wittenberg, Germany
Marienkirche Dessau Dessau, Germany
St. Cosmas und St. Damian Kirche Petzen, Germany
Stadtkirche Bückeburg, Germany

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Concert Testimonials (PDF)

Student Reflections (PDF)

Tour Photos

Florida Tour 2016

In March 2016, the Chorale spent Spring Break on tour in Florida. The ensemble performed in 13 churches and schools across the state. Beyond the concert stage and classroom, the team’s ministry extended to the host families in whose homes we stayed each night.

Concert Testimonials (PDF)

Student Reflections (PDF)

Tour Photos

East Coast Tour 2015

In March 2015, the University Chorale performed at churches and venues on the East Coast.

Concert Testimonials (PDF)

Student Reflections (PDF)

Tour Photos

Europe Tour 2013

Students in the University Chorale experience an international concert tour at least once before they graduate. In May 2013, the Chorale enjoyed a three-week concert tour in five European countries: Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany.

Concert Testimonials (PDF)

A Pastor’s Story (PDF)

Student Reflections (PDF)

Tour Photos

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At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below or explore campus with a virtual tour.

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Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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