25th Anniversary Celebration

Click here for updates on the Cardinal Chorale’s plans for the 25th Anniversary Celebration, held October 5-6, 2019 on the campus of Muskingum University.

The Cardinal Chorale Workshop

Get a first-hand look at a day at the Cardinal Chorale Workshop! Video footage by Haley A. Evans, music “Ease on Down the Road” from The Wiz, arranged by Jeff Funk.

Homeward Bound

It is sad to say, but today was the last day of this year’s Cardinal Chorale Workshop. However, that fact did not change the buoyant manner of our singers. We had our final breakfasts with our opera, which meant the final opus cheers, and final opus challenges. This bright and good morning was just what we needed before starting the… Read more →

The Circle Is Forever Unbroken

The seventh day at the Chorale Workshop was another successful day of singing and making memories. In the morning, we went to the final day of morning mindsets before having another delicious breakfast together. Our usual sectional rehearsals went well as we worked on polishing the songs for our upcoming concert. For lunch, everyone was very excited to have a… Read more →

The Chorale’s Christmas in July

All of that dancing and good use of energy last night made it easy to get a good night’s rest. The Chorale woke up this morning with ePostCards in their mailboxes as their “Christmas” presents. We met our operas in Patton Hall, enjoyed breakfast, and then headed over the hill to Walter Hall to go about our typical routine. Today… Read more →

Another Day, Another Song

Once again our singers started the day in the best way possible, French toast sticks for breakfast! There were definitely no complaints across the dining hall this morning. The Chorale filled up on the delicacy while spending quality time with their opera before heading for the first rehearsal of the day. However, before the singers are dismissed for rehearsal, they… Read more →

Together Wherever We Go

Today is the halfway point of the Workshop, everyone! We started our mornings bright and early yet again today, replenishing our energy levels with a delicious breakfast. Singers were especially excited to have chocolate chip pancakes! Many staff members also gave their opus members challenges to complete throughout the day. One of the challenges of the day was to hug… Read more →

Not Unclouded Day

Whether they wanted to wake up their mind with Beth and yoga, wake up their bodies with Josh and running, wake up their spirits with Mr. Snyder and devotions, or not wake up until they absolutely had to, the members of the Chorale started their mornings well. After our choice of one of those “morning mindsets” or sleeping in, we… Read more →

Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye…

This morning, our ambitious singers got an early start with a warm welcome from our friends at the College Drive Presbyterian Church, here in New Concord. We sang two popular songs of the Chorale: This Is My Father’s World and Song of Farewell. After a warm morning of worship, we were grateful to have some ice water for a quick… Read more →

Consider Yourself at Home

Forty singers for the brand new 25th edition of the Cardinal Chorale arrived today as a big bundle of nerves and excitement. There were many joyous reunions between old friends, as well as greetings of welcome for the singers new to the Workshop experience. Once everyone was checked in and moved into their rooms for the week, the new Chorale… Read more →

We Dreamed the Impossible Dream

Jordan D. Conner Mr. Snyder always says what we do is impossible. Nobody memorizes and nearly perfects 60 difficult songs to perform on a one-week tour. Rarely do other groups establish such a loving, meaningful bond and support system among each other. But that’s what the 24th edition of the Cardinal Chorale did on this tour. On Tuesday night, one… Read more →

Let There Be Peace

Maggie Myers The Chorale was finally able to have some time to sleep in a little more this morning, which was needed after several early mornings this week. We all reconvened at the church to talk about our favorite parts of the concert the night before and hopes for the day ahead of us. People also shared stories about their… Read more →