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The Orchard Park Chorale has become a consistent source of vibrant choral performances, a beacon of civic pride and opportunity for all in the Southtowns. The chorale is a bridge to the greater WNY community through shared music making, a cultural ambassador with an engaged membership, and a model of collaborative and cooperative involvement with other performing arts organizations.
The Chorale regularly performs major works: the Requiem by Faure, Part I of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata as well as music from Broadway, and European masters. Our outreach activities are Summer Sings, open rehearsals, smaller concerts at Roswell Park Cancer Center & Fox Run Assisted Care and vocal workshops.
The Chorale was founded in 1975 by Arthur Whitcher with Carl Burgwardt as its first music director. Subsequent music directors have included Carl Druba, Marcia Giambrone, John Fleischmann Jr., Tim Kennedy and our current director
The Chorale collaborates with many ensembles, recently with the Orchard Park High School String Orchestra and with the Cathedral Brass. This spring we have a collaborate concert with students from Buffalo Public Schools and Williamsville East.
The Chorale provides a continuing choral group for all who have a serious desire to participate in a common musical experience. It is our goal to bring enjoyment and appreciation of beautiful music to our members, our community and Western New York. Expenses of the Chorale are met by ticket sales, patron and program ads, membership dues, special projects and with cultural funding from the 2013 adopted Erie County Budget, Mark C. Poloncarz, County Executive, and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
A multi-generational, multi-community chorale that brings people together to create and enjoy great music.