Community Involvement

Oklahoma City is a great city for supporting the arts. Its citizens have nourished The Oklahoma Master Chorale over the years in financial support and attendance at the many concerts provided by our singers and orchestral players The great music programs in our public schools provide talented and musically educated youth who can join us as participants or make up a part of our audience. In return, the musicians are dedicated to making classical music readily available in the greater metro area and throughout the state.


 

McAlester Musical Heritage

McAlester, Oklahoma has graciously hosted several musical events as part of our run-out program. Examples of some of our performances include the Mozart Requiem at the historic Catholic church, a concert of choral works in the downtown Methodist church, and a concert of Italian Opera favorites which launched their weeklong centennial celebration in the newly restored Masonic Temple. A special event was a combined concert with the McAlester High School Chorus following an afternoon of rehearsals.

All events began with a wine and cheese reception in the home of Larry and Carole Bishop. All concerts were followed by wonderful Italian at the famous Pete's.


 

Hough Institute - Gift of Music

The Oklahoma Choral Association and The Oklahoma Master Chorale joined forces with The Integris Foundation, The Oklahoma City Philharmonic and music professors and students from the University of Oklahoma in two annual benefit concerts to raise money and awareness of the cochlear implant program at the Hough Ear Institute for children who are born with hearing disabilities.


 

Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Concert

Volunteers following the Oklahoma City Bombing were honored in a concert at First Christian Church on the 10th anniversary. Governor and Mrs. Frank Keating and Rev. Dr. Don Alexander and his wife Judy were participants.


 

An Advent Festival

Enid, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Master Chorale were invited to St. Matthews to help observe their Lessons and Carols during the advent season of 2009. Master Chorale has performed numerous concerts in communities throughout Oklahoma. Communities include Enid, Yukon, Broken Arrow, Norman, and McAlester.

National Brahms Centennial Celebration

The most ambitious project was the National Brahms Centennial Celebration in which many local churches, choral directors and singers from across the metro hosted singers from 12 states for three days of concerts, a symposium by local scholars concluding with a performance of The German Requiem sung by a chorus of over 150 and accompanied by The Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

 

Singers from Oklahoma City and neighbouring communities are encouraged to sing in the Master Chorale following appropriate auditions.

During rehearsals for the Brahm's Centennial each evening ended in
a time of friendship renewal at the local Painted Desert.