Hello, and thank you for visiting the Opus Chorale of West Virginia website.
The winter and spring of 2024 are going to be a busy and exciting one for us. We have decided to offer TWO concerts this season.
Our Winter, 2024 concert is entitled, “My Favorite Things.” This concert, scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 7:00pm, is a fundraising concert for us. The repertoire for this concert was decided by the current members of the group. Each person was asked to review the concert repertoire since 2009, then select their top five favorite choral pieces. The repertoire with the most votes would be the repertoire for this concert. After all the votes were tabulated, 14 “favorite” pieces will make up our concert repertoire. You can review the concert list by clicking on the “concert repertoire” tab in the column to the left.
We are calling our February 17 concert a fundraising concert because we need to raise funds for the work of the Opus Chorale as well as funding our April 6 concert. Tickets are $10/person.
Our April 6 concert will be one you will not want to miss. The Opus Chorale will be performing the monumental choral work, “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by world-renowned Welsh composer, Karl Jenkins. With tensions rising in the Middle East, and war taking place in that region, “The Armed Man” is a musical journey of war. peace and atonement.
The orchestra for the mass consists of 23 players, including organ. Therefore, Opus is partnering with the West Virginia Youth Symphony, who will be joining with members of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, in presenting this work. The concert will begin at 7:00pm. Our Artistic Director/Conductor, David Donathan, conducted the West Virginia premiere of this work (the liturgical suite) in 2006 with his church choir at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston. Tickets are $10/person.
Both the Winter, 2024 concert and the Spring, 2024 concert will take place in the beautiful sanctuary of Christ Church United Methodist in downtown Charleston, WV.
In addition to these two concerts, Opus has another project in the works. We hope to be able to share specifics about this amazing opportunity very soon.
We hope to see you on February 17 AND April 6!
The Opus Chorale was awarded a grant from the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. This is the first grant we have received. Thank you, GKVF for your financial assistance!