The Les Hale Chorale
One of Iowa's premier choral ensembles, The Les Hale Chorale presented its Debut Concert in December of 1978. Since then, they have brought programs to their audiences covering a wide spectrum of musical periods and styles selected from the best vocal literature. They have made a conscious effort to program the music of American composers, and of Iowans in particular.
The Chorale is a registered non-profit organization. Neither the members nor the director receive any remuneration - some things are done for one's spirit! In addition to being totally self-supporting, the Chorale has sung four benefit concerts for "The House That Love Built" at the University of Iowa Hospital and one for "The Cedar Arts Forum". In Spring, 1997, they ended their eighteenth season with a benefit concert for the "Restoration of the Regent". The Chorale also performs for selected local functions and on community concert series. It sang the featured concert at the Iowa Choral Director's Summer Symposium.
Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings from September to May. Auditions are held on an ongoing basis in order to have replacements on hand as openings occur. Applicants should have several years of choral experience and enjoy singing a wide spectrum of musical styles.
To schedule an audition or secure the Chorale's services, please contact the director.