Malone University Chorale
One of the hallmarks of Malone University is the Malone University Chorale. Throughout the history of the institution, the Chorale has been respected for its high levels of musical accomplishments. Now in its 56th year, the Chorale is a mixed chorus of 60 men and women dedicated to the performance of a wide variety of European and American choral music. Those students invited to join the Chorale have been offered an opportunity to share their God-given musical talent with audiences all over the world through the blending of their voices. The Chorale's unique and exciting sound is testament to each singer's dedication and skill.
The Chorale stands firmly on the foundation of their theme verse from the13th chapter of Hebrews, "By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise continually, that is the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name." (vs. 15)
The University Chorale is known throughout the United States and Europe for its high level of musical excellence. Under the direction of Dr. Jon C. Peterson, the chorale's repertoire includes a cappella classics as well as hymn arrangements and spirituals. Members are selected through competitive auditions each academic year.
The choir regularly performs for campus events such as Homecoming, Parent's Weekend, and Graduation, as well as the annual Christmas at Malone, a much loved tradition by sold-out audiences held in December.
The Chorale has traveled locally, domestically, and throughout the world for many years, with international destinations such as Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Highlights of their 2012-2013 season included performances of Mahler's Second Symphony with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, a fully staged production of Amahl and The Night Visitors as part of Christmas at Malone, and a spring tour throughout the Eastern United States. In 2014, they joined the Canton Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for a performance of Johannes Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem (German Requiem). In 2015, they performed Mozart's Requiem with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Symphony and were the featured choral ensemble at the 2015 national conference of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers.