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History of WRC


THE WESTERN RESERVE CHORALE David Gilson, Artistic Director. Founded in 1992, the Western Reserve Chorale has been following its mission to enhance the quality of life for residents of Cleveland and its suburbs by providing free, high quality performances of choral music. With a membership of over 100 singers of varying musical backgrounds, the Chorale sings music from many periods and styles (Palestrina to Forrest and Schubert to Shearing), including newly commissioned works. WRC’s repertoire focuses on primarily on traditional choral standards and works for chorus and orchestra which include in our most recent years works by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, Dan Forrest, Karl Jenkins, Ola Gielo, John Rutter and more. 


While the pandemic curtailed our scheduled performances in 2019, we regrouped and learned to rehearse online for our 2020-21 season. The chorale presented its first virtual choir piece during our three-part holiday concert. We recorded new music and created a virtual concert in June 2021. After a season of virtual rehearsals and performances and missing our ability to sing together in person, the members of Western Reserve Chorale have been excited to return to in-person rehearsals (even with masks) and are delighted to invite our audience to join us for a live, in-person and streaming, performance.


Thank you for celebrating 30 years of community choral music with us!

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While all of our performances are free to the public, your donations enable us to bring quality choral music to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Please contribute what you can and enjoy the music!

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