Our 25th Season

The Lexington Chamber Chorale presents four featured concerts for our 25th season along with a collaborative program with the Lexington Philharmonic. We begin our 25th season with Kentucky’s songs and stories featuring Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon and close with beloved music from the Chorale’s 25 years. Please join us in celebrating this wonderful anniversary and the beautiful music-making that is to come!

Beyond the Program

Our conductor, Gary Anderson, goes beyond the program with this series of informative essays and featured videos.


The 25th Season Concert Series

Kentucky Bred
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

Songs and stories of our Kentucky Featuring Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon

Kentucky’s stories come to life in song and verse with Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon and Kentucky composers including Stephen Collins Foster, John Jacob Niles and Jean Ritchie. Featuring dulcimer accompaniment, music from the Kentucky mountains includes “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” and “Shady Grove,” and Civil War Songs based on Kentucky history including “Shiloh” and “Lorena.”

Christmas in the Great Hall
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

Medieval sacred songs and carols for the holidays

Feast your eyes and ears with the ceremonial music of Medieval England, including vignettes of Madrigal Dinner dialogue in the beautiful Gothic sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church. Featured selections include “Green Grow’the Holly,” “Gloucestershire Wassail,” with additional works by John Tavener, Gustav Holst, and more.

Gloria! with the Lexington Philharmonic
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Christ the King

Featuring the music of Handel (Messiah) and Vivaldi (Gloria) paired with modern masters John Taverner and Eric Whitacre. Tickets for this non-subscription concert are purchased through the LexPhil website: www.lexphil.org.

Music in the Land of the Midnight Sun
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

Scandinavian choral works and improvisatory music Featuring Anders Åstrand, percussion

Immerse yourself in a world of sound with Anders Åstrand, percussion, returning to the Chorale for a concert featuring Scandinavian choral works and improvisatory music. Composers including Bo Hansson, Lars Jansson, and more, create a concert of non-stop sound with Anders Åstrand and UK Professor of Percussion, Jim Campbell, improvising on mallet instruments to move the Chorale into and out of each selection.

Transcending Time
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

Beloved music from LCC’s past and its bright future

This two-part concert begins with repertoire retrospective of the Chorale’s first 25 years and ends with cutting-edge choral music. New repertoire, featuring a world premiere written for the Chorale, explores new ideas of choral improvisation and innovative uses of the voice.