University Chorale

Since its founding in 1963, the University Chorale at OBU has been its premiere mixed ensemble. Comprised of 35 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 both on campus and throughout Oklahoma and the southwest United States.. The Chorale has previously 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. 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 405.878.2311.

CHORALE CALENDAR:
FALL 2013
Thursday, August 29: 6:00 PM All-Choirs Cookout, Dean Weigant Park
Friday-Saturday, September 6-7: Chorale Retreat (leave RC at 4:30 p.m.)
Saturday, September 28: Bison Bicycle Classic
Wednesday, October 23: 10:00 AM Sing in Chapel
Thursday, October 24: Fall Choral Concert
Saturday-Sunday, October 26-27:
          Saturday - drive to Altus (leave 5:30 PM)
          Sunday - 10:50 AM - FBC, Altus
Friday-Saturday, November 8-9: OBU Homecoming & Chorale 50th Anniversary Gala
     See http://www.okbu.edu/alumni/homecoming_2013/chorale50.html for weekend schedule 
Sunday, December 1: 6:30 p.m.  Chorale Christmas at Dr. & Mrs. B's
Monday, December 2: 6:30 PM HOTG rehearsal (Potter Aud.)
Wednesday, December 4: 10:00 AM Fine Arts Christmas Chapel
Friday, December 6: 7:00 PM HOTG rehearsal (Potter Aud.)
Saturday, December 7: 7:30 PM Hanging of the Green (Potter Aud.)

SPRING 2014
Wednesday, Feb. 5: Founders Day Chapel (10:00 AM)
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1: Chorale CD Recording (All Soul's Episcopal Church, OKC)
     Friday - leave RC at 2:00 PM, return 10:00 PM
     Saturday - leave RC at 9:00 AM, return 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 2: 9:15 & 10:45 AM - Council Road BC, Bethany (leave RC at 7:15 AM)
Friday-Wednesday, March 28-April 2: Spring Tour (Friday leave RC at 11:30 AM)
     Fri 3/28: FBC, Springfield, MO (7:00 PM)
     Sat 3/29: free time in St. Louis
     Sun 3/30: Parkway Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO (10:30 AM)
                        Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City, MO (6:00 PM)
     Mon 3/31: Lenexa Baptist Church, Lenexa, KS (7:00 PM)
     Tues 4/1: Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, MO (9:15 AM)
                       Grace Covenant Pres. Church, Overland Park, KS (7:30 PM)
     Wed 4/2: Midwestern Bapt. Theol. Sem., Kansas City, MO (10:00 AM)
                       to OBU
Thursday, May 1: Chorale Spring Concert
Saturday, May 3: Chorale CD recording (All Soul's Episcopal Church, OKC)
     Saturday - leave RC at 8:00 AM, return 4:00 PM 
Sunday, May 4: 9:30 AM - FBC, Edmond (leave RC at 7:30 AM)
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 6-7 - Chorale auditions