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Women's Chorale

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The Calvin Women's Chorale is an honor choir, open by audition to female students from every class and discipline.

Founded in 2001 by Dr. Pearl Shangkuan, the Calvin Women's Chorale has already performed at festivals throughout Michigan. The Women's Chorale sings at the annual Calvin Music Festival and the Festival of Lessons and Carols, and it presents a full concert each spring. In 2011, the Calvin Women's Chorale released its second recording, Celebremus. In 2012, the choir spent 12 days in May on an iterim tour to South Africa.

Women's Chorale rehearses on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.


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Pearl Shangkuan

Professor; Director of Choral Activities
(Capella, Women’s Chorale, Alumni Choir)

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Scheduling (for upperclass students)

Please contact the conductor to schedule an audition time.


The audition will consist of vocalizations, sight reading, and tonal memory. Additional requirements may be necessary.

Please contact the conductor with any questions.

Please visit our Ensemble Tours webpage for upcoming ensemble tours.

Please call the Calvin Campus Store at 1-800-748-0122 for available ensemble recordings.


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