Plymouth Chorale is a growing community chorus of approximately 30 voices (SATB) dedicated to the performance of a wide variety of choral music with an emphasis on sacred works. The Chorale has performed across the full spectrum of music history, from 16th century Spanish carols to Arvo Pärt, and from J.S. Bach to P.D.Q. Bach.
The Chorale is directed by Donna Kummer and accompanied by Elna Hickson. Additional instrumentalists and vocal soloists are often engaged for performances. The Chorale rehearses and performs at Plymouth Church, 2717 E. Hampshire St, Milwaukee 53211.
Membership in Plymouth Chorale is open to ALL adults; no auditions are held. All that is required is the ability to learn harmony (rehearsal recordings are provided) and a desire to sing with others. The Chorale rehearses for 90 minutes on Wednesday evenings from September to May. We generally have two concerts a year, one in December and another in late April or early May.
The Plymouth Chorale performing Franz Joseph Haydn's "The Seven Last Words of Christ" -- "The First Word" on April 27, 2019
The Plymouth Chorale performing Ottorino Respighi's 'Laud to the Nativity' -- opening excerpt
The Plymouth Chorale performing Introit and Kyrie from Gabriel Fauré's Requium
The Plymouth Chorale performing There's a Certain Slant of Light from Alice Parker's and Emily Dickinson's Heavenly Hurt.
The Plymouth Chorale performing Paul Winter's Missa Gaia on April 28 & 29 2018 -- Kyrie
The Plymouth Chorale performing Antonio Vivaldi's Magnificat December 10, 2017
The Plymouth Chorale performing "Liebeslieder Waltz Number 6" by Johannes Brahms -- "Was Once a Pretty Tiny Birdie" February 11, 2017
The Plymouth Chorale performing "Choose Something Like a Star" by Randall Thompson
The Plymouth Chorale performing "In Dulci Jubilo" by Dieterich Buxtehude at our Christmas concert December 9, 2012
Past and present Plymouth Chorale posters by Charles Marsh and others