OBU hosts spring University Chorale concert, bids Ballweg farewell

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor OBU Burton H. Patterson professor of music and director of choral activities Dr. D. Brent Ballweg directed his final University Chorale concert Apr. 16. Ballweg will retire from higher education this summer, to take up a position as associate director and conference liaison for the American Choral Directors Association in … Continue reading OBU hosts spring University Chorale concert, bids Ballweg farewell

University Chorale successfully completes first performance of the season

By Morgan Jackson, Assistant Arts Editor Sunday Oct. 7, the University Chorale gave their first performances of the semester at two churches in Oklahoma City. In the morning, they performed at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, and in the evening, they performed at Quail Springs Baptist Church. At their evening performance, the University Chorale offered … Continue reading University Chorale successfully completes first performance of the season

University Chorale prepares for Carnegie Hall

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor For many musicians, performing in Carnegie Hall is the pinnacle of their career. For the students in OBU’s University Chorale, they will get to experience performing in Carnegie Hall far earlier than most. Sunday, April 22, University Chorale will perform a free joint concert with several other choirs, just days … Continue reading University Chorale prepares for Carnegie Hall

Inside look at True Voice and University Chorale

By Olivianna Calmes, Contributing Writer Oklahoma Baptist University music groups University Chorale and True Voice have sung their way into our hearts. University Chorale was started in 1963 and its goal has remained: “to present advanced choral literature to the OBU campus and community.” True Voice, however, is comprised of 12 mixed voices “intended to … Continue reading Inside look at True Voice and University Chorale

University Chorale and True Voice concert March 6

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor  (Courtesy photo/The Bison) University Chorale and True Voice will hold a joint concert March 6 in Yarborough Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. University Chorale is OBU’s largest choral ensemble. Their co-performer, True Voice, is an a capella ensemble. Burton H. Patterson professor of music, Dr. Brent Ballweg leads both groups. True … Continue reading University Chorale and True Voice concert March 6