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Whitworth Community Chorale to Perform First Concert Nov. 19

October 18, 2023

Whitworth University presents the premiere concert of the Whitworth Community Chorale. Join the more than 120 members as their voices fill the First Presbyterian Church of Spokane on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m.

The chorale consists of local community members, Whitworth alumni, current and former faculty/staff members, and current Whitworth students. At least 12 families are singing in the chorale together. Members range in age from pre-teen to singers in their 80s and include doctors, pastors, teachers and nurses. 

Joshua Chism, Ph.D., associate director of choral activities, started the chorale to provide singers with a unique opportunity to participate in something that fits with their busy schedules. He sees it as a chance for Whitworth to strengthen its connection to the surrounding community in Spokane.

“The Whitworth Community Chorale is a place where people from a wide variety of lifestyles, belief systems and faith journeys are unified together through a passion of choral singing,” Chism says. “The Whitworth Community Chorale is a microcosm of what the best of humanity can be – people with a full variety of opinions and beliefs connected for a common good.”

The inaugural performance will feature Antonio Vivaldi’s renowned Gloria in D, RV 589 as well as works by Hal Hopson, Martin Shaw, Joel Raney and Robert Ray. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required due to limited seating. To reserve your seat, click here.  

About Whitworth’s Music Program:

The Whitworth Music Program is widely recognized for preparing students to excel in competitive graduate programs, performance careers, as music educators, and in a variety of other careers across the performing-arts spectrum. This acclaimed music program offers students a rigorous music curriculum within the context of a rich liberal arts experience. The music program is a vibrant and thriving community of student and faculty musicians, composed of music and music education majors, as well as non-music major students who are involved in more than 20 outstanding instrumental and vocal ensembles. Whitworth’s music ensembles are open to all Whitworth students, and generous music scholarships are available to students of all majors. 

About Whitworth University:

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 


Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or