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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.
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.
To inquire about hosting the University Chorale for an upcoming worship service or concert, please send your name, email address and phone number to email@example.com.
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.
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.
|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.|
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.
|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.|
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|Alte Börse||Leipzig, Germany|
|Marienkirche Dessau||Dessau, Germany|
|St. Cosmas und St. Damian Kirche||Petzen, Germany|
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.
In March 2015, the University Chorale performed at churches and venues on the East Coast.
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.