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OUR MISSION

The Orchard Park Chorale is dedicated to using the collective POWER of the human voice and shared advocacy for excellence in the choral art to engage and encourage the community of Western New York.

WHO WE ARE

We are an eclectic community chorus that summons experienced and motivated singers alike, whose shared goal is to make music at the highest level.

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OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1975, the Orchard Park Chorale is an eclectic community chorus that summons experienced and motivated singers alike, whose shared goal is to make music at the highest level. We are an inclusive community that envisions a world united by the music we create together. We aim to remain a beacon of civic pride and opportunity for all who believe in the transformative power of music.  Our fast-paced rehearsals and inspiring performances serve as the vehicle by which we become better musicians, singers, and people—endlessly learning and growing as a community. We are firmly committed to upholding the highest degree of artistic integrity through our performances, artistic and administrative personnel, valued members, and collaborative relationships with other arts organizations.

We have performed with members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchard Park Symphony, Southtowns Youth Orchestra, Orchard Park High School Orchestra, Ars Nova Musicians, and The Cathedral Brass. The Chorale has combined choral forces with the Buffalo Choral Arts Society, the Freudig Singers, Opera Sacra, Western New York Children’s Chorus, Orchard Park High School Chorus, the Lutheran Chorale, and the Vocal Symphony of the Buffalo Arts Academy. Committed to community engagement, the Chorale annually performs at Fox Run, ECMC, Roswell Park Cancer Center, and Orchard Park Quaker Days. 

OUR CONDUCTOR

Allan Andrews
 
ALLAN ANDREWS IS OUR New Artistic Director for the 2023-2024 season.  
We are excited to have him join us!   

Young Artist Program

The Orchard Park Chorale invites vocal students from area high schools and colleges to apply to be a Young Artist in the Orchard Park Chorale.  In this exciting new program, talented young singers can earn community service hours, the opportunity to sing masterworks with orchestra, reference letters, musicianship skills, and a waived membership fee.  This program will also prepare students for collegiate musical study and expose them to fine choral literature. DOWNLOAD the application.

JOIN US!

The Orchard Park Chorale is a non-auditioned chorus that invites anyone:

  • whose shared mission is to invite listeners into the extraordinary experience of singing, together

  • who is willing to commit to regular rehearsal attendance on Monday evenings

  • who will support the chorale through active participation, volunteering, and concert promotion

  • who loves music, loves singing, and wants to become a better singer and musician

 
Although the Orchard Park Chorale delivers a gratifying social experience for its members, it maintains a serious approach with regard to musical standards and commitment.
  Please join us during our open rehearsals (All rehearsals in September and January).  

All rehearsals are Monday nights from 7-9 PM at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church unless otherwise specified.

MEMBERSHIP DUES (can be paid online via member login)​​

The levels for 2022-23 are as follows:
 


General Adult Membership: $100 annual membership. Plus $25 music fee per season.

Members can pay online via the Members portal.

 Young Artist Program and Student members pay $0

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support!

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