TrueNorth Chorale

The TrueNorth Chorale performs 3 major concerts each year in addition to various community events. Membership includes middle/high school age through senior citizen, community members and those who travel from neighboring counties, the novice musician to the professional, open to all! The Chorale rehearses September through June, Sunday evenings, 7:15 – 9:30 p.m. at French Creek Nature and Arts Center. The Chorale sings a wide range of literature ranging from the masters to the contemporary, sacred and secular, musical theatre and patriotic. Major works performed: Haydn’s Creation; Gloria’s written by Poulenc and another by Rutter; Requiems written by Brahms, Faure, Mozart, Rutter, Wilberg; Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen; Georg Friedrich Handel’s Messiah; Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Russian Vespers, All Night Vigil; Rene Clausen’s A New Creation and also his Memorial in honor of September 11th, 2001; Rutter’s Magnificat, among others … We have produced and hosted concerts to raise awareness and funds for various causes throughout the years, such as cancer awareness, hunger, and various national crisis events honoring our fallen heroes and supporting those who suffer.

Rare Opportunity for Students: Middle, High School, and College Students are encouraged to audition for the TrueNorth Chorale. Details follow below:
TrueNorth is a progressive musical workshop offering students unique opportunities to cultivate their voices in an enhanced setting. Supported by a cast of professional vocalists in a collective mentorship that is tailored to the unique musical abilities and interests of aspiring young talents, students of the program are certain to flourish. Armed with this experience students will gain in-depth exposure to diverse musical styles and challenging repertoire in the spirit of an encouraging setting.

Chorale Events

Booking the Chorale

The TrueNorth Chorale is ready to provide high caliber and professional entertainment for your company’s or establishment’s event. For booking fees, availability and other general inquiries, contact TrueNorth Artistic/Executive Director Richard Fortney at rfortney@tncarts.org.

How to join / Who to Contact

The TrueNorth Chorale is always looking for competent, enthusiastic and hardworking musicians to join their mission. Interested parties can contact Chorale Director Rick Fortney at rfortney@tncarts.org for more information.