Collegiate Chorale

The Collegiate Chorale is an upper-class select mixed ensemble exploring all forms of choral music from five centuries of standard repertoire. The choir tours annually throughout the region. Recently, they were invited to perform for the Regional Conference of the American Choral Director's Association. The choir's recording From the Heart, is available on Millikin's FirstStep Records label.

Guy Forbes, Conductor

Dr. Guy Forbes, Associate Conductor of Choirs and Chair of Music Education joined the Millikin Faculty in 1995. In addition to conducting the Millikin Chamber Chorale, one of Millikin’s top two touring choirs, Dr. Forbes also conducts the Millikin Madrigal Singers. As Chair of Music Education Dr.Forbes has overseen the growth and development of one of the largest and most successful undergraduate music education programs in the Midwest. His responsibilities include teaching conducting and choral methods as well as other upper level choral music education courses. Dr. Forbes is also an award-winning composer with compositions published through Alliance Music, Hinshaw Music, Treble Clef Press, and Pavane Publishing. His compositions have received critical acclaim and have been performed on numerous ACDA and MENC programs including performances by both the 2008 Wisconsin All-State Choir and the 2009 New Mexico All-State Choir. His compositions may be accessed through his web site at www.guyforbes.com.

Concert Season

September

Choral Concertino - Friday, September 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street

High School Vocal Festival - Festival Opening Concert - Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. - Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1360 W. Main Street

October

Fall Choral Concert - Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street

December

Vespers - Saturday, December 1, 2018 & Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. - Kirkland Fine Arts Center

January

Collegiate Chorale Tour - January 13-19, 2019

Tour Finale Concert - Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street

April

Lenten Concert - Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street

Spring Choral Concert - Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street