Louisville Chorus

Daniel Spurlock, Music Director

79th 2017-2018 Season

Louisville Chorus

Biographical Sketch

Louisville Chorus has enhanced the art of choral music for a phenomenal 77 seasons. It is the longest-thriving most frequently performing choral arts agency in the Commonwealth and neighboring states. Within the realm of other major arts agencies in the area, it exceeds the longevity of opera, ballet, and theatre.

 

Louisville Chorus filmed two concerts for perpetual broadcast on EWTN—the world’s largest religious media network—and has recorded music for Hollywood movie productions. We have also released multiple CDs; there have been demands across the country for Christmas from the Heart tracks that have aired since 2006 on XM Satellite.

 

A member of Chorus America, Louisville Chorus was the winner of music chosen for broadcast on a nationwide radio series that focused exclusively on the art of choral music.

 

A professional chorus  of auditioned singers,  Louisville Chorus annually thrills audiences with a wide repertoire ranging from choral masterworks with orchestra to pops, family-oriented, Broadway, and celebrations of Christmas, Valentine's Day, Fourth of July, and more.The Chorus offers a very active season of concerts, multimedia events, and outreach programs. It performs with other arts agencies including adult and youth ensembles, and offers concerts for arts series and other events throughout Kentuckiana.

 

Louisville Chorus: honoring the finest in choral traditions—boasting the dynamic direction of Music Director Daniel Spurlock—Savoring Life through Music!

Historical Sketch

In 1939, Father Joseph Emrich founded The Holy Name Band and Choral Club, which later became The Holy Name Choral Club in 1968, The Choral Club of Louisville in 1972, and finally, The Louisville Chorus in 1987.

 

Joseph Herde succeeded Father Emrich. Richard Spalding, Conductor Emeritus, lovingly devoted 20 years to this choral arts agency and made possible its 1985 European Sister Cities Concert Tour.

 

From 1991-2002, Music Director Daniel Spurlock ushered this high-calibre ensemble and its audiences into inspirational, poignant, and emotional musical experiences.

 

In January, 2003, The Louisville Chorus was pleased to welcome the expertise of S. Timothy Glasscock as Artistic Director.

 

Therese Davis, Executive Director and Pianist, has collaborated with the music directors since 1969 to ensure high standards and the successful growth and development of The Chorus. In June of 2009 Daniel Spurlock returned as our dynamic Music Director of The Louisville Chorus.

Conductor Emeritus

Richard Spalding