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 15 at 6:00 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street

High School Vocal Festival - Festival Opening Concert - Sunday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. - Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1360 W. Main Street

October

Homecoming Concert - Sunday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street

Fall Choral Concert - Sunday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street

December

Vespers - Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. - Kirkland Fine Arts Center

January

Collegiate Chorale January 2018 Tour

  • First Stop: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 120 North Ave A in Canton, Illinois
  • Second Stop: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., The United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road in New Lenox, Illinois
  • Third Stop: Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., Carmel United Methodist Church, 621 S. Rangeline Road in Carmel, Indiana

Tour Finale Concert - Sunday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street

March

Lenten Concert - Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street 

April

Spring Choral Concert - Sunday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. - Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street