For over 2000 years, choral music has been inspiring the hearts of people throughout the world in their concert halls and places of worship. The Lakeshore Chorale carries on that significant tradition today and into the future. It is a diverse group of musical friends whose common interests are a love of singing and choral music. The ensemble is unique in its sense of community, and in its commitment to musical excellence and growth in a strongly supportive and welcoming environment.
For 33 years, the Lakeshore Chorale has been giving local audiences affordable opportunities to hear live performances of wonderful, exciting music. Directed by Neil Bubke, and accompanied by Johanna Schilling, the Chorale has provided the singers and accompanying instrumentalists the opportunity to participate in performances of high-quality sacred and secular choral works.
The Chorale has 30 auditioned members from Sheboygan and the surrounding counties. Typically, four concerts are presented each year between September and May offering an extensive and varied repertoire, including Palestrina, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Gilbert and Sullivan, Spirituals, Folk Music, and PDQ Bach.
The Lakeshore Chorale has performed in Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic in four separate tours. Performances in Sheboygan's sister city, Esslingen, Germany, the Abbey at Bath, England, the Karlskirche, Vienna, and the Jesuitenkirche, Innsbruck, have been thrilling highlights for the ensemble. The Chorale has also performed in some of the finest concert halls and churches throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest.
Membership consists of adults: high-school graduates and older. Auditions will be held by appointment for the current season. New members are accepted on the basis of need, choral balance, vocal ability, musicianship, and attitude.