Chorale is the flagship, classical choral ensemble of the School of Music at Belmont University. It is also one of the earliest performing ensembles in Belmont’s musical history. This auditioned, mixed ensemble performs diverse literature from all genres, and is currently under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Ames, Director of Choral Activities.
The Belmont Chorale has a distinguished history. It has been recognized for its musical excellence with performances at MENC conventions and the Southern Division of the American Choral Directors Association. The ensemble tours annually and has enjoyed great success with European tours. International performances include the St. Moritz Festival in Switzerland (1985 and 1987), Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Yugoslavia (1989), England (2004), the Republic of China (2007), and Italy (2011).
The Chorale is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Auditions occur each spring. Due to a rigorous performance schedule and annual tour, a commitment is required for the entire academic year. Rehearsals are Monday – Friday from 12:00-12:50pm. This course offers one hour ensemble credit.