Chorale Tour Stops Upcoming

chorale-header.jpgThe Central Methodist University Chorale will soon set off on its annual tour of Missouri, with Dr. Patrick Dill leading the group in celebrating 125 years of choral music at Central.

For the past 125 years, Central choirs have had a long-standing reputation of musical excellence and a time-honored tradition of providing performance opportunities for student musicians of all academic majors. Playing an essential role in the enrichment of the university’s soundscape, the CMU choirs are known for engaging audiences with repertoire that encompasses a wide range of musical styles and genres. The Chorale singers, guided by dedicated faculty, make vibrant music, life-long friendships, and enduring memories during their time as members of the CMU choral program.

The CMU Chamber Chorale is an auditioned, mixed chamber choir of undergraduates who strive for academic excellence, individual achievement, and social responsibility through their music. The Chorale performs extensively throughout the concert season and tours annually, and has proudly represented CMU with recent performances at the International Methodist General Convention, the state conference of the Missouri Music Educators Association, and the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association.

The schedule of stops for the 2023 tour is as follows:

Thursday, November 16
7 p.m. – Wentzville United Methodist Church

Friday, November 17
7 p.m. – Centenary United Methodist Church (Bonne Terre)

Saturday, November 18
7 p.m. – Poplar Bluff First United Methodist Church; the Chorale will be joined by the Three Rivers College Choir

Sunday, November 19
9 and 11 a.m. – Sikeston First United Methodist Church
7 p.m. – Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church (Caruthersville); the Chorale will be joined by the Caruthersville High School Choir

While on tour, the Chorale will also visit several high schools, including Liberty High School (Wentzville), Warrenton High School, Eureka High School, and Herculaneum High School.

Personnel for the Chorale tour includes the following students:

Soprano – Madisyn Conway (Salisbury), Cadence Lutman (Versailles), Emily Millstead (Holden), Emily Myler (Lake St. Louis), Lauren Shields (Gerald), and Jordyn Williamson (Boonville)

Alto – Taylor Baker (Aurora), Mallory Boyer (Troy), Samantha Maddux (Rolla), Mariah Nichols (Fulton), Anna Pendergrass (Sullivan), and Arielle Prince (Pevely)

Tenor – Grady Baker (Boonville), Danny Eckhoff (Emma), Xaden Lockett (Centralia), Dalton Myler (Lebanon), Justin McEnaney (Rolla), and Cole Nowlin (Centralia)

Bass – Andrew Adams (New Franklin), Gram Coalier (Ashland), Bryce Daugherty (Kennett), Owen Flores (Warrenton), Paul Reinert (Park Hills), and Noah Van Gundy (Wentzville)

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