The Longmont Chorale provides and supports an open, non-auditioned community choir, enriching the lives of singers and patrons through the study, creation, and performance of beautiful choral music.
History of the Longmont Chorale
As Easter was approaching in 1936, a group of music loving Longmont citizens formed a group to perform Handel's Messiah, which planted the seed for the formation of the Longmont Chorale. As the Chorale grew larger, the range of music they were able to offer to the community expanded to include such diverse works as Guys and Dolls, Carmina Burana, and the Mozart Requiem.
Concerts were free in the early years with baskets passed for free-will donations. Today the Longmont Chorale has grown into a non-profit organization requiring a Board of Directors, with fund-raising activities to support its operation. Many artistic directors and accompanists have contributed to the growth of the Longmont Chorale throughout the years, bringing music from around the world to our community
Testimonials from October 2012:
1) I am so proud to have such a professional, joyous choir right here in Longmont. We are blessed to have such high quality music reflected in the diction, tonality, and musical selection.
2) Scott Hamlin has done a magnificent job of growing the Chorale and planning outstanding programs.
3) We enjoyed the excellent performance. Keep up the great programs, and we appreciate the afternoon concert schedule.
4) I enjoyed the great creativity, the beautiful choir balance and the opportunities given to soloists. At times I did not want to breathe for fear of missing the next chord.