The Galesburg Community Chorus seeks to share the gift of great choral music, inspire
new generations with the love of singing, and broaden our reach to all people.
The Galesburg Community Chorus hosts guest concerts annually, which bring a wide variety of musical styles to our area.
Additionally, area groups, both choral and instrumental, are often invited to perform at concerts with the Galesburg Community Chorus.
Next In Concert
Bradley University Chorale
Conducted by Dr. Cory Boulton
Thursday, March 16th at 7:00 pm
First Lutheran Church
About the Choir:
Known for its vibrant approach to sound, the Bradley Chorale embraces the unique spirit and diverse color palate of each singer in exploring music of all genres and stylistic performance practices. Consisting of over 60% non-majors, the Chorale is a place where singers come to continue their passion and talent for music even when they are pursuing other careers. In this sense, it is held as a very vital and special gift on Bradley’s campus. It is often said that the singers, “don’t sing in the choir, they believe it.” The auditioned, 32-voice choir is one of the four choral ensembles on campus and is the choir that tours extensively. They’ve performed across the United States and Europe, receiving national and international honors and singing at conventions across the globe. International performances have included tours of Poland, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Italy, and Wales.
Dr. Cory Boulton is currently Director of Choral Activities and Coordinator of Music Education at Bradley University. She is extremely active as an adjudicator and clinician for All-State and All-Region choirs across the country. Prior to teaching at Bradley, Boulton was Coordinator of Music Education and Associate Director of Choral Activities at Western Connecticut State University. She has taught 6-12 choir, continues to sing professionally, and is a published researcher and presenter in the areas of choral sound, rehearsal approaches, and transformational leadership. She is currently the ACDA Central Region Collegiate R&R Chair. Her life’s work emerged from experiencing a moment of sound so profound that her core beliefs about choral singing were transformed. That transformation lead to her infinite search for how to not only re-create that sound for her students to experience, but how to teach others to re-create that sound and experience for their students: a search that lead to the discovery that choral sound is more than a combination of perfected musical, acoustical, and technical elements. The greatest contribution to a choir’s sound is its unified intention to create a moment that will change the human spirit. And so, the mission continues to define the exact phenomena that craft those moments, because, in the end, that change in the human spirit is the legacy left behind. She holds a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, MME from Illinois State University, and BME from Millikin University.
About the Conductor:
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