The Colby College Chorale is a mixed chorus of 75 men and women dedicated to the performance of a wide variety of European and American choral music – sacred, secular, popular and major masterworks – in conjunction with the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society. .

Membership in the Chorale is open to all students at Colby, regardless of class year or major; the most important prerequisite is that you enjoy making music with your peers, and that you’re willing to dedicate yourself to high-quality performances. .

Use the Chorale Website Links to discover more about the Chorale, including information about auditions, rehearsals, past and forthcoming international tours, repertoire for the 2015-2016 season, current members of the Chorale Executive Board, and the director, Shannon Chase. To listen to clips from previous Chorale performances, please visit the Colby College Chorale youtube page..

.The Chorale’s active year begins with our organizational meeting for all interested singers, scheduled for Wednesday evening, September 9, (the first day of classes) at 7:00 PM in Given Auditorium in the Bixler Art and Music building. You may also contact the director by email  or you may contact a member of the Chorale’s executive board when you arrive on campus (see Executive Board page).

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Members of the Chorale may also be chosen for the Chamber Choir which is a select ensemble of 16-24 choral musicians.  More information about this ensemble will be available at the information session.
Last year the Chorale traveled to New York City during spring break to perform the Fauré Requiem at the Church of St. Francis Xavier, as well as perform at other concerts and venues. Chorale members were also given time to explore the city and enjoy an outreach performance with children in the Bronx at the Casita Maria Center for the Arts. Other events included: participating in a workshop on Staten Island with Dr. Joe Miller from Westminster Choir College, singing for a liturgy service at St. Bart’s Episcopal Church, and seeing the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. This year the chorale is excited to plan more outreach work with organizations and schools in Waterville area. An international tour is currently being discussed by the Chorale Executive Board for spring 2015.  For more information about our trips and tours, see here.