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Wesleyan Festival Chorus

Sing with the best!

The Wesleyan Festival Chorus offers singers an opportunity to perform in a large chorus under the direction of our nation's finest choral conductors. Offered as part of the College's summer music conference, participation is open to all and music is provided. Singers are responsible for learning the music in advance of the "polishing" rehearsals with the guest conductors.

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2014 Wesleyan Festival Chorus Conductor

Bob ChilcottBob Chilcott

Conference closing choral concert - "Finale"

Saturday, August 2, at 7:30pm, with two required rehearsals: Friday, August 1 at 7:30p, and Saturday, August 2 at 9:30am

Location:  Christ & St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Rd, Norfolk

“Thou Knowest Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts” (Requiem, Chilcott)

“Walk Softly” (Chilcott)

“Five Passion Hymns”  (St. John Passion, Chilcott)

“I Was Glad”  (Parry)

“Zadok the Priest” (Handel)

“How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” (Requiem, Brahms)

“He Watching Over Israel” (Elijah, Mendelssohn)

“Old Hundredth” (Vaughan Williams)

Participation fee:  $15

Optional on-campus rehearsals:

Thursday, July 24 – 7:30pm-8:45pm

Saturday, July 26 – 10:00am-11:15am

Sunday, July 27 – 3:30pm-4:45pm

(All take place in room-9 of the campus Fine Arts building.  The guard at the campus entrance will direct you.)


Past Conductors

2013 Guest Conductors

  • Mark Hayes
  • Philip Brunelle

2012 Guest Conductors

  • Hilary Apfelstadt
  • Barbara Wesley Baker

2011 Guest Conductors

  • Mack Wilberg
  • John Bell

2010 Guest Conductors

  • David Cherwien
  • Rene Clausen

2009 Guest Conductors

  • Mark Miller
  • Jonathan Willcocks

2008 Guest Conductors

  • Don McCullough
  • Rollo Dilworth

2007 Guest Conductors

  • Craig Jessop
  • John Ferguson

2006 Guest Conductors

  • Albert Travis
  • John Leavitt

2005 Guest Conductors

  • Steve Pilkington
  • Judith Clurman

2004 Guest Conductors

  • Michael Hawn
  • Anton Armstrong

2003 Guest Conductors

  • Barbara Baker
  • Don Neuen

2002 Guest Conductors

  • Hal Hopson
  • Weston Noble

2001 Guest Conductors

  • Mark Hayes
  • Andre Thomas


2000 Guest Conductors

  • John Carter and Mary Kay Beall
  • Constantina Tsolaino

1999 Guest Conductors

  • Simon Carrington
  • Eph Ehly

1998 Guest Conductors

  • Lloyd Pfautsch
  • Timothy Sharp

1997 Guest Conductors

  • Hal Hopson
  • Rodney Eichenberger

1996 Guest Conductor

  • Anton Armstrong

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