The University Chorale at Oklahoma Baptist University recently announced two tour dates for the fall 2018. The Chorale will be performing Sunday, Oct. 7, at two locations in Oklahoma City.
The Chorale will perform during the morning worship service at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. The service takes place at 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 5700 N. Kelley Ave., Oklahoma City, 73111. For more information, contact the church at (405) 478-3344.
The Chorale will then perform that evening at Quail Springs Baptist Church. The service will take place at 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 14613 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, 73134. For more information, contact the church at (405) 755-9240.
Since its founding in 1963, the University Chorale at Oklahoma Baptist University has been its premiere mixed ensemble. Comprised of some of OBU's finest singers selected by audition, Chorale's purpose remains the same as it was in its earliest days: “to present advanced choral literature to the OBU campus and community.”
The University Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg, Burton H. Patterson professor of music and director of choral activities at OBU. He earned 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 more information about the division of music at OBU, visit www.okbu.edu/fine-arts/music.