Columbia Chorale is currently accepting new singers! For more information about the Chorale, our season, or how to join, contact us
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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.
The Chorale expanded its reach in 2013 to serve area youth with its newest branch, Columbia Youth Choirs.
In 2014, the Chorale expanded to include Columbia Chamber Choir, an auditioned subset that performs repertoire more suitable for smaller numbers.
The Columbia Chorale is led by Artistic Director Emily Edgington Andrews.
The Columbia Chamber Choir is co-directed by Emily and a graduate conducting student from the University of Missouri, thanks to CAAM’s mentorship program for aspiring music professionals.
Rehearsal Location and Time:
Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at the Broadway Christian Church (2601 W Broadway, Sanctuary) from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Plenty of parking is available in the west parking lot.
Chorale session fees are $80/semester or $135/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.
We are accepting new Chorale applicants in all voice parts! Please apply here if you’re interested in joining us.