The Charlotte Chorale presented the unforgettable music from the 60’s which included soul, rhythm & blues and surf music.  The Motown record label was the most significant musical success story of the 20th century and produced hits from Diana Ross & the Supremes, the Four Tops and Marvin Gaye.  We had the British Invasion with The Beatles and let’s not forget the tropical sound of The Beach Boys, songs from Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin and the movie musical sensation “West Side Story”.  This fun show also took us to TV land where we relive our favorite 60’s TV Themes like “Gilligan’s Island”, “The Brady Bunch” and more. 

Photos by Jim Eisner

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Through song, we celebrated places we call home, such as “Kansas City” and “New York, New York” .  Whether we are “Homeward Bound” or “Already Home”, our hearts our full of fond memories of our “Homeland” and “Heartland”.   We get sentimental when we reminisce about hearing the sounds of rolling rivers such as the “Shenandoah” or taking a walk in the “Moonlight In Vermont”.

Guests were “Dancing in the Streets”  as we celebrated “Living In America”.    There are such magical things to do in our hometowns such as “Walking In Memphis” or waking up in “Carolina In The Morning”.   The choir was accompanied by a musical combo and  light refreshments reflecting our hometowns were served after the show.  It was such a great evening!

Photos by Sam Baucom

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"And The Winner Is" presented compositions from award winning composers and songs that have won a Grammy, an Oscar for best song from a motion picture and selections from Tony Award winning musicals. 

Song selections included selections from Disney animated movies including “Aladdin”, “The Lion King” and Beauty And The Beast”.  Also included were award winners  “Happy”, “Moon River” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat”.  The show was full of star studded songs.

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Photos by Eric Casaburro

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Photos by Sabina Tewari


Christmas is coming and we are preparing and waiting patiently for this night of wonder. Through music, we brought to life the promises that come to pass in Bethlehem with songs that include “Silent Night”, “Angels From The Realms of Glory” and “Joy to the World”.

Then nthe celebration continued with the anticipation of the excitement the holiday brings as displayed through songs like “Mistletoe And Holly”, “Come On It’s Christmas”, “God Bless Us Everyone” and more

We traveled through with a musical timepiece as we presented how the beat, style and lyrics of music has developed over the years.

From Classical to Country, and everything in between, this fun show had music for everyone. Mozart was masterful at creating elegant and balanced lines as we showcased in “Jubilate” and “Ave Verum”. You’ll hear the emotional intensity in Spirituals with “When The Trumpet Sounds” as it reflects suffering and the longing for salvation. The intricate harmonies wind its way through the jazz era as we presented the popular standard “Satin Doll”. Needing to forget their troubles, the swing era ushered in toe tapping hits like “Sing, Sing, Sing”.

Country music was built upon spiritual music and its basis is using a story to build a song which we presented in “Country Roads Take Me Home” and “I Will Always Love You”. With the introduction of electricity and amplification, music genres such as soul, pop and rock were amped up as the audience experienced with “The Glory of Love” and “Soul Man”. 

The Charlotte Chorale celebrated Christmas traditions through song by singing timeless holiday carols, music from The Nutcracker, Handel’s Messiah and Christmas movies that warm the heart.

We brought Christmas stories to life through choral music as the Charlotte Chorale presents "A Storybook Christmas".  Audience members will be captivated as our story teller reads the text of familiar Christmas stories and the Charlotte Chorale will make the words dance off the page singing about these tales. 

Many things bring us joy during the holiday season; celebrating the birth of our Savior, spending time with loved ones and frolicking in the snow.  The Charlotte Chorale celebrated all of these joys through song as we presented “The Joy of Christmas”. 

Audiences were treated to joyous Christmas songs that included “Joy To The World”, “Sleigh Ride”, “Winter Wonderland”, “White Christmas” and “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”. We laughed at all the silly gifts presented during "The Twelve Days of Regifted Christmas" and the house was rocking with the gospel sounds of "How Great Our Joy".

The Charlotte Chorale is proud of the creative programming that we bring to the community.  Below is just a sample of the variety of entertaining concerts that we have performed.

The audience traveled down the holiday road to Hawaii where they heard the popular tropical Christmas song “Mele Kalikimaka”.  The holiday road trip continued to Destination Main Street where the Chorale performed holiday gems like “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas” from “Home Alone 2”.  Finally, the musical journey reached its final destination…home.  Here the audience was dazzled with songs including “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “Home For the Holidays” and many more. 

Guests traveled with us as we celebrated Christmas through carols past and present. The journey began on the trip to Bethlehem with songs that included “Festival Gloria”, “The First Noel,”  and “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”.

After a brief intermission guests were transported on the “Polar Express” through song to the North Pole where the place was rockin’ with “North Pole Rock N’ Roll”, “Run Rudolph Run” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” from the Broadway musical Elf. There’s no place like home, so we journied back home for heartwarming family favorites such as “Coming Home for Christmas”, “Underneath the Tree” by American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson and “Home for the Holidays”. 

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Sounds of America honored music from American Composers, Celebrated music from the American Stage and paid tribute to American Veterans. 

The Charlotte Chorale was proud to honor the military personnel that protect our country when we presented “Salute To The Armed Forces”. We celebrated those whose uniform is courage and whose love of freedom is more powerful than their fears.

Through song, we highlighted a land where freedom rings, men and women brave and strong serve gallantly, the sacrifice of so many on our behalf, and the hope for peace throughout the world.  Songs included “America”, “Thank You, Soldiers”, “Salute To The Armed Forces”, “Mansions of the Lord”, “Sing Out A Song of Peace” and much more.

After being sidelined for 723 days, the Charlotte Chorale was proud to present "Together At Christmas".  The moving music of the holidays reminds us how we treasure spending time with family and friends.  We enjoy being together in the snow as depicted in the songs “Jingle Bells” and “Come On We’re Going For A Sleigh Ride”.   Visiting with loved ones is very special as you will hear with “All I Want For Christmas Is You”,  “When We’re Together” and other festive tunes. 

Many gathered at the first Christmas in Bethlehem and we pay tribute to the manger gathering with selections that include “Run, Shepherds, Run!”  and “Angels We Have Heard On High”. 

 The highlight of the show was the song "When We're Together"!