April 23, 2012
The University Chorale, one of OBU’s premiere ensembles, will sing in two worship services in northeast Oklahoma on Sunday, April 29. The performances are free, and the community is invited to attend.
The Chorale will sing at First Baptist Church in Bartlesville during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The church is located at 405 South Cherokee, Bartlesville, OK 74005.
Also on April 29, the Chorale will sing at South Tulsa Baptist Church during the 6 p.m. worship service. The church is located at 10310 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74133.
Since the University Chorale’s founding in 1963, the group has been comprised of some of the finest singers on OBU’s campus selected by audition. The choir’s primary purpose is to “present advanced choral literature to the OBU campus and community.”
University Chorale is in demand for performances across the state and maintains an active performing schedule on and off campus. Within the past seven years, the Chorale has made appearances at the Church Music Workshop, the Oklahoma Music Educators Association In-service Workshop, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Southwestern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association.
The Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg, Burton H. Patterson professor of music and director of choral activities at OBU. He received a bachelor’s degree from OBU and a master’s degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his doctorate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ballweg is an active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for various festivals, music contests and workshops across the country.
For information about First Baptist Church, Bartlesville, click here or call (918) 336-6172.
For information about South Tulsa Baptist Church, click here or call (918) 299-0904.