Sunday, June 12, 2022

Hitting the road from Marion, we arrived at the quaint Amlin United Methodist Church near Dublin,lending our music to their Sunday morning worship. Pastor Steve Putka – father of Chorale alumniChad, Grace, and Sam – gave a stirring sermon on what it means to be a minister: be open to yourgift, and use it! Within a few minutes after the… Read more →

Saturday, June 11, 2022

After breakfast with our host families, we returned to The Presbyterian Church for a chance tocontinue our preparation, taking the time to also talk about the expectations of the tour. Manymembers were taking their very first trip with the Cardinal Chorale, so it was good to hear a bitabout what was to come! Following a delicious lunch of chili mac… Read more →

Friday, June 10, 2022

What a joy to be reunited for more music making! Even after being apart for four or five months,everyone sounded amazing together–almost like there hadn’t been any time away at all. Mr. Snyderdid a great job breaking the Coshocton rehearsal day into manageable chunks, some blocks with thefull ensemble, and some with our soprano-alto and tenor-bass sections. In between, we… Read more →

Together Wherever We Go

The final day of workshop is simultaneously the best and the worst day of the week. On one hand, we finally get to showcase the results of all the hard work we have put in during our short time together, but on the other hand, it means we have to say a painful “see ‘ya later” to some of our… Read more →

Sixteen Tons of Rehearsing

We are officially past the halfway point of our time together on Muskingum’s beautiful campus, and our hard work is really beginning to pay off! The classic sound of the Cardinal Chorale rings through the air as we start to work on the technical details in the music, moving beyond the realm of just singing the notes on the page.… Read more →

On Our Way!

The past couple of days have been a whirlwind here at the 26th Chorale workshop. It’s hard to believe that we are now officially halfway through the workshop! We start with sectional rehearsal in the morning and then come together for a full rehearsal afterward. It is always such a treat to become one choir after sectionals and seeing what… Read more →

Music in the Air (Finally!)

At last, the first full day of the 2021 Cardinal Chorale Workshop has arrived! Eager to begin the Sunday, some members of the group woke up a little extra early to partake in one of the Morning Mindset activities put on by the staff — running with Josh Senn, devotions with Erin Jobes, or disk golf with Steve Snyder. While… Read more →

Let There Be Music!

After 546 days of not seeing one another, the Cardinal Chorale has reunited once again at the beautiful campus of Muskingum University for our one week long workshop. The last time chorale members sang together was at the reunion weekend concert on January 19, 2020… yes, a year and a half ago! To say chorale members are joyous to be… Read more →

A Chorale Christmas

Yesterday morning, the 25th edition of the Cardinal Chorale gathered at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pickerington, Ohio for the annual Post-Christmas Concert. This was the first time many of the Chorale members have seen each other since the big Anniversary Weekend in early October, so of course the room was filled with sporadic hugs and smiles before we got to… Read more →