The 22nd edition of the Cardinal Chorale will be at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion on Monday, June 19, for a 7:30 p.m. concert.
Forty-four young singers from throughout Ohio will sing here as part of a six-day tour that will include concerts in Zanesville, Lewis Center, Westerville, Marion, Bolivar, Pickerington, Columbus, and Coshocton. Earlier on the June 19, the Chorale will sing the opening concert for the Ohio Choral Directors Association’s summer conference at Otterbein University.
The Chorale’s concert here is being organized by Emanuel and Prospect Street United Methodist Church; their fourth visit to Marion since 2013. Tickets are not required, but an offering will be received to help cover tour expenses.
Organized and conducted by Charles R. Snyder, the Cardinal Chorale was modeled after the sound of Fred Waring’s renowned Pennsylvanians. Since its founding, 610 singers have raised their voices in song as members of the Chorale. Marion singers Tyreece Harris, Kalyn Kubbs, and Tait Palm sing with the current Chorale, and Caroline (Smart) Heading, the group’s accompanist, is also a Marion native.
Following the performance, interested singers (finished grade 9 through those who have finished their first year in college) may audition to be part of the Chorale. The new Chorale will take shape at the Chorale’s Music Workshop at Muskingum University, July 22-29.