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Concert Chorale About Us

  • The Chorale is comprised of about 60 students from all majors and nationalities.
  • The Chorale is known for performing a variety of music including classical, jazz, gospel, and music by African American composers.
  • National and International travels include: Cuba, South America, Canada, and Israel.
  • Performed for former U.S. President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama’s final Christmas Concert in office.
  • Orchestral performances include: The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, The Bach Festival Orchestra, and the Jazz Orchestra at the Dr. Phillip’s Center for the Performing Arts.
  • The Chorale was featured in the 2017 Edition of H.B.C.U. Digest Magazine as the Number 1 H.B.C.U. Choir in the United States.
  • The Chorale has been led by several prestigious directors including:
    • Thomas D. Demps
    • Robert Williams
    • Rebecca Walker-Steele
    • Damon Dandridge
    • Terrance L. Lane
  • The Chorale recently performed several major works including:
    • The Messiah, George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)
    • Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    • Treemonisha, Scott Joplin (1868-1917)
    • The Ordering of Moses, Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943)
    • …And They Lynched Him on a Tree, William Grant Still (1895-1978)
    • Elijah, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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