Founded in 1945 by the Music Department of Del Mar College, the Corpus Christi Chorale is a true community chorus comprised of eighty members of all ages, ethnicities, spiritual perspectives, and musical experience. The wide range of repertoire performed by the Corpus Christi Chorale includes choral literature from the great composers of the sixteenth century all the way to present day. We've been known to sing folk songs, spirituals, music from stage and screen, as well as recently composed new music.
Each year, the Chorale presents three concerts in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi, as well as its featured annual Home for the Holidays concert with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. Occasionally, the Chorale performs at various community events.
Our foundational principles include:
Collaboration — Each member is invested in each other's work. We strive to be present and prepared at rehearsal with our parts rehearsed so that our sole focus in on music-making.
Exploration — The Corpus Christi Chorale is knowing for taking risk and leaning into the wonder of music. We like to combine "new" music with the choral tradition so that the singers and their audience experience live music that's both immersive and surprising.
Dare to Dream — The most incredible thing about performing arts is its ability to free us from reality, explore our imagination, and escape. When we perform together, we leave reality behind and dabble in the wonder of what's possible for our community, our schools, and our hearts.
Why Sing? Our members sing for a variety of reasons. Some come to us because they remember how much they enjoyed music as a high school or college student. Others come to us because they've just realized how music they love music. Wherever we are in our personal journeys with music, there's something wonderful that happens when a group of completely diverse individuals sing as one. Click here to learn more about joining the chorale.
The Corpus Christi Chorale is a 501c(3) nonprofit membership organization. The Corpus Christi Chorale & Corpus Christi Youth Chorale rely upon the generosity of our community and sponsors to help offset costs for our day-to-day operations. Your gifts to the CC Chorale and CC Youth Chorale is a tax-deductible charitable contribution; we will send you a letter acknowledging your donation to retain for tax purposes. To donate, click here.