The Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale, under the direction of Master Davy Chinn, strives to present the finest level of performance in ministry in choral music. Membership in this 80-voice ensemble is decided by competitive auditions and represents a wide spectrum of majors. The Chorale seeks to worship the Lord Jesus Christ through a diverse repertoire of music, including sacred classics, hymns, spirituals, and contemporary compositions.
Over the years, under the direction of Dr. Todd Guy, the Chorale has been honored to participate in many special events, including 18 years of the Gaither Praise Gathering and the 2000 dedication of the Van Kampen Foundation’s Hampton Court in Hertfordshire, England. The Chorale has also appeared as musical guests for Robert Schuller’s The Hour of Power at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.
Additionally, the group has performed at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, under the ministry of the late Dr. D. James Kennedy.
The Chorale has also performed in Europe with concerts in St. Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland; St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Haworth, England; York Minster, York, England; Christ Church College Chapel, Oxford, England; St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England; and Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris, France.
During May of 2006, the Chorale held concerts in both Austria and Germany. In May of 2010, the Chorale made their fifth overseas tour to Italy. The Chorale was well received and was honored to perform in such prestigious venues as St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. The Chorale made their sixth overseas tour in May of 2014 performing concerts in France and England, and their seventh overseas tour in May of 2018 performing all over Italy.
Each year, the Chorale prepares for several regularly scheduled concerts throughout the Midwestern United States, as well as a weeklong spring tour. Past tours have included the East Coast, California, and Florida. During their 2015 spring break tour to New York City, the Chorale gave their debut appearance at Carnegie Hall and was met with a standing ovation following their performance. Please don’t miss this opportunity!