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About the Chorale

In 1985, Dr. Monte Atkinson organized the Western Colorado Chorale, a group of approximately 40 singers. The Chorale’s mission was to perform choral repertoire of the highest quality in the Grand Valley community. Our passion for this mission is what drives us today.

The Chorale has performed such masterworks as Bach’s B minor Mass, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Durufle’s Requiem, and Haydn’s Creation, among many others. The Chorale’s concerts also highlight more modern literature and explore hidden
gems of choral music in their Fall and Holiday concerts. Members of the Chorale have also traveled to sing in Carnegie Hall several times.

The Western Colorado Chorale is a complementary organization to the Grand Junction Musical Arts Association and co-sponsored by Colorado Mesa University. It is managed by a Board of Directors.

Monte Atkinson  – Director

Season 35 Schedule

Movie Night With the Chorale: October 21 & 22
Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center

Holiday Concert, “The Joy of the Season”: December 18 & 19
Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center

Winter Concert “Masterworks Showcase”: March 1 & 2
Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center

Bold Voices with GJSO: April 27 & 28
Avalon Theatre

Welcome to WCC's 35th Season!

The WCC will be offering four concerts this season. Three concerts take place at Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Love Recital Hall. The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and the Western Colorado Chorale join forces once a year to put on a concert of epic proportions at the Avalon Theatre. For a musical experience you won't want to miss, join us for "Bold Voices" on April 27th or 28th at the Avalon Theatre. Scroll down to learn more.

Movie Night with The Chorale

Fall Concert

Dr. Dirk Johnson, Guest Conductor
Saturday | October 21, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Sunday | October 22, 2023 | 3:00 pm
Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center; Colorado Mesa University
Special celebratory night of familiar and uplifting music from movies.

The Joy of the Season

Holiday Concert

Stan Scott, WCC Associate Music Director
Monday | Dec. 18, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Tuesday | Dec. 19, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center; Colorado Mesa University
Guest Children’s ensemble– Charisma Chorus, Miriam Deming, Conductor.
Popular holiday concert is a must hear with the Charisma chorus, a children’s choir, and joyful music of the season.

Masterworks Showcase

Winter Concert

Dr. Monte Atkinson, WCC Music Director
Friday | March 1, 2024 | 7:30 pm
Saturday | March 2, 2024 | 3:00 pm
Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center; Colorado Mesa University
Featuring CMU’s top student vocal soloist and top student choral conductor.
Includes Colorado composers & Mozart’s famed
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K.339.
With members of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.

Bold Voices

Vaughan Williams, Weber, and Dvořák & Chorus

Saturday | April 27, 2024 | 7:30pm
Sunday | April 28, 2024 | 3:00pm
Avalon Theatre
Our bold season finale, The Symphony and GJSO Chorus bring Vaughan Williams’ Benedicite, and Dvořák’s Te Deum sharing the stage with dynamic soloist, soprano Amanda Batista.