About Chorale

Chorale Choir

The Valparaiso University Chorale, the premier choral ensemble at VU and among the top Lutheran collegiate choirs in the United States, upholds the highest standard of choral art through performance of the greatest choral literature of all eras.

Dedicated to performing works that represent the University’s Lutheran heritage, the group is also noted for performance of significant contemporary works in original languages and for performance of music expressing multi-cultural perspectives. Selected by competitive audition, the Chorale was a featured ensemble at the 2004 and 2008 Central Division Conventions of the American Choral Directors Association.

Under the direction of Dr. Christopher M. Cock this 48-voice ensemble maintains an active annual schedule of touring, performing, and recording. Their recordings include: Traditions: Hymns, Motets and Folk Songs (1998); The Lutheran Chorale with Paul Manz (2000); Christ Child: Songs of the Nativity (2001); In Paradisium (2003); As it is in Heaven (2006); and amazing day (2008). The Thuringer Allgemeine reviewed the Chorale’s concert program in 2007: “a first class ensemble…such a high degree of tonal unity, such sure intonation in the most complex and dissonant groups of chords, and such a precise feeling for dynamic shadings….”

More about the 2010 Germany Tour.