University Chorale


Since its founding in 1963, the University Chorale at Oklahoma Baptist University has been its premiere mixed ensemble. Comprised of some of OBU's finest singers selected by audition, Chorale's purpose remains the same as it was in its earliest days: "to present advanced choral literature to the OBU campus and community." University Chorale maintains an active performing schedule throughout the state, region, and on campus. Over recent years the Chorale has appeared at the Southwestern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association, The Church Music Workshop, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Oklahoma State Youth Choir Festival and the Oklahoma Music Educators Association In-service Workshop. Recent tours have included California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The University Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg.  To schedule the University Chorale, contact Dr. Ballweg at brent.ballweg@okbu.edu or call 405-514-8358.


UNIVERSITY CHORALE CALENDAR:
Spring 2017
Wednesday, February 1: Sing for Founders Day Chapel (10:00 AM)
Sunday, February 12: 10:30 AM - Meadowood, Midwest City (leave RC at 8:45 AM)
                                         6:00 PM - Village, OKC 
Wednesday, February 15: Eval #1 - "Even When"
Wednesday, March 22: Eval #2 - "Skip"
Thursday, March 23: Sing for BGCO "Singing & Praising" (1:00 PM Potter Aud.)
Tuesday, March 28: 2017-18 Chorale auditions
Saturday-Wednesday, April 1-5: SPRING TOUR (Texas)
          Sunday: 8:30 & 11:00 AM - Trinity, Amarillo 
                          6:30 PM - Second, Lubbock 
          Monday: 7:00 PM - FBC, Mineral Wells 
          Tuesday: 1:24 PM - Weatherford HS 
                            7:00 PM - Plymouth Park, Irving 
          Wednesday: 7:00 PM - Lamar, Arlington 
Saturday, April 29: Spring Concert (7:30 PM)

Wednesday, May 3: Sing for Chapel (10:00 AM)

Fall 2017 (working)
Friday-Saturday, September 8-9: Chorale Retreat
Tuesday, October 17: Sing for Bison Choral Invitational (10:45 AM)
Friday, October 27: Homecoming Gala (8:30 PM)
Tuesday, November 7: Fall Choral Concert (7:30 PM)
Friday, December 1: HOtG reh. in Potter (7:00-9:30)
Saturday, December 2: Hanging of the Green (7:30 PM)
Wednesday, December 6: Christmas Chapel (10:00 AM)

Spring 2018 (working)
Wednesday, February 7: Sing for Founders Day Chapel (10:00 AM)
Thursday, April 19: Pre-Carnegie reh. (7:00 PM, location TBA)
Friday, April 20: Pre-Carnegie reh. (7:00 PM, location TBA)
Saturday, April 21: Pre-Carnegie Concert (7:30 PM, locationTBA)
Sunday, April 22: Pre-Carnegie Concert (3:00 PM, OBU Raley Chapel)
Wednesday-Sunday, April 25-29: NYC and Carnegie Hall Performance!