Muskingum University will welcome The Cardinal Chorale, a select group of singers and musicians chosen from across the state of Ohio, to its campus for its fifth music workshop, July 21 to 27. As part of the workshop, the Chorale will host five free, and open to the public concerts, held in the University’s Caldwell Hall, featuring a variety of musical guests.
The performances dates and times are as follows:
- Sunday, July 21, 7 p.m.: The Cardinal Chorale, 24th edition, "Dream a World;”
- Monday, July 22, 7 p.m.: "Inside the Performers' Studio," presented by Cardinal Chorale alumni Kristin Lawler and Joey McClain, accompanied by Chad Baker;
- Tuesday, July 23, 8 p.m.: "Consider Yourself at Home," a musical theatre showcase featuring Cardinal Chorale staff members Matt Downing, Haley Evans, Peter Hampton, Erin Jobes, Josh Senn, and Jennifer Sper;
- Thursday, July 25, 8 p.m.: A performance by the Muskingum Jazz Group, featuring Don Kason, leader and trumpet, Steve Johnson, saxophone, and Len Thomas, piano;
- And Saturday, July 27, 4 p.m.: The Cardinal Chorale, 25th edition, "Homeward Bound" as the finale to the Chorale's Music Workshop.
The week-long workshop provides young singers development in body, mind, spirit, and voice. Rehearsals are focused on study and master repertoire, explored interests in elective and workshop sessions, and allow participants to build lifelong friendships with other singers and the Chorale staff. The workshop began the Chorale's 25th annual season, which typically includes concerts in December, February, and a six-day tour in June.
The Cardinal Chorale was organized by Charles R. Snyder in 1995, and based on the sound of Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians. Since its founding, more than 550 high school and collegiate singers have raised their voices in song as members of the Chorale.
For more information about the Cardinal Chorale including a listing of their upcoming performances, visit the website.