Our Mission: To enrich the lives of singers, audiences, and West Shore residents through the transformative power of choral singing.
The West Shore Chorale is a non-profit arts organization, dedicated to enriching lives through the beauty and power of choral music. Committed to the highest performance standards, the Chorale presents a varied selection of repertoire, from traditional to rarely–heard compositions. By offering affordable ticket prices and highly accessible venues, the Chorale strives to share these great choral works with the widest possible range of audiences. A list of large works performed by the chorale can be seen at “Past Performances.”
The Chorale regularly collaborates with local schools and other performance groups to showcase the talents of musicians from all walks of life. The group has performed on radio and television, with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic, Lakeside Orchestra, Cleveland Women’s Orchestra and Opera Circle; for the Ohio Choral Director’s Association, and the Ohio Music Education Association and with many schools including Avon Lake High School, Learwood Middle School, Lakewood High School and Riverside Children’s Choir. They have also collaborated with various community choirs including TrueNorth, Southwest Chorus, Good Company, the Oberlin Singers, The Ashtabula Community Chorus, Madison Chorale, Lakeland Civic Chorus, and the Wade Raridon Singers and the bell choirs from Rocky River United Methodist and Westlake United Methodist Churches.
In 2010 The Chorale sponsored their first “Choral Scholars” program which brought quartets of west side high school singers to perform Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Chorale. This program has been repeated with performances of Handel’s Samson, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Haydn’s Creation, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, and Dvorák’s Te Deum. More than 100 students have benefited from the Choral Scholars Program.
Chorus membership and concerts are free to all students.