Thank you for visiting the website of the Opus Chorale! We hope you will enjoy getting to know a little bit more about the Opus Chorale and our work. As we celebrate our 15th season, we invite you to join with us in helping to spread the word about our work.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Our holiday concert, “A Waiting Sky,” takes us back into to the realm of the classical choral literature of 20th and 21st century composers, which includes Ralph Vaughan Williams, Franz Biebl, Ola Gjeilo, Kim Andre Arnesen, Fredrik Sixten, K. Lee Scott and others. For a complete list of our concert repertoire for our holiday concert,  please click on the ‘Concert Repertoire” link to the left of your screen.

“The Waiting Sky: A Holiday Concert” will take place in the wonderful acoustical environment of Christ Church United Methodist, downtown Charleston, West Virginia on Saturday, December 15th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10/person. To learn more about this performance, click on the “Upcoming Performances’ tab to the left of your screen.

Opus has several recordings on YouTube, including a 15-minute video featuring Kim Andre Arnesen and the Opus Chorale of West Virginia. To see this video, plus several others, simply click on the ‘Opus Chorale on YouTube’ tab to the left of your screen.

Opus has a new member this year, Mrs. Cynthia Coulson, who will be singing 2nd soprano. Cynthia is well-known in the Kanawha Valley where she has serves as a church musician, singer and vocal coach. For a complete list of our membership, once again, click on the link to the left of your screen.

Opus would like to thank artist, Leonid Afremov ( for the free use of his vivid and colorful painting, “Sun In January” for use on all our promotional materials. As you can see from our profile picture, his paintings are amazing! Please visit his website.

The Opus Chorale is a choral group of only 24 singers and there are no openings for this fall season.  However, if you would like to be considered as a future singer and would like to be added to our waiting list for possible involvement in the future, please send me an email at the address shown below.  I will contact you so we can set up an audition.

Thank you for your interest in the Opus Chorale of West Virginia! We hope to see you at our holiday concert on December 15th!

David F. Donathan
Artistic Director & Conductor