The Schubert Chorale
The Schubert Chorale, which has also been known as the West Chester Chorale, will present its 13th Annual Summer Concert on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., at Sycamore Presbyterian Church, 11800 Mason Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249. Rehearsals will take place at the church on Tuesdays, June 21 through August 16, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Conducted by founder Dr. Randall N. Wolfe, the chorale was founded in 2009. Located in northern Cincinnati, the group is a summer choir for adult, high school, and college singers. The chorale has also presented five performances of the famous Christmas television opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, along with seasonal carols, in January 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. The West Chester Boys and Girls Choir, which included students in grades three through eight, played the role of child shepherds for Amahl, while providing soloists for the roles of Amahl and the Page.
The West Chester Chorale has performed with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and several members of the Chorale and the Boys and Girls Choirs were selected for National Honor Choirs that performed at National Conventions of the American Choral Directors Association in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2015, and in Dallas, Texas, in 2013. The Boys and Girls Choirs also collaborated with the Kettering Children’s Choir, the Mason Chorale, and the St. Anne Episcopal Church Children’s Choir. They performed also at the Mount Pleasant Retirement Community and in Opera Scenes at Sinclair Community College.
Randall Wolfe, director and founder of the choir, says, "We are very fortunate to have a chorale that includes many wonderful singers with various levels of experience. Choristers include music teachers, professors, high school and college students, retired educators, professional musicians, and persons of many other vocations. Our dedicated staff includes pianist Tisha Patton, guest conductor Blake Huffaker, guest artist Jeff Bunke, and office assistant Elijah Fidder. Several recent high school and college student members have gone into music as a career, teaching music, garnering awards, playing leading roles in operas at the College-Conservatory of Music, and starring on The Voice."