The Butler University Chorale is the premier choral organization of the Jordan College of the Arts. The Chorale's membership is made up of graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of professional academic disciplines in music including music education, performance, and arts administration.
The Chorale has a long history of excellence and has toured through much of the continental United States, Mexico and Europe, including a 1992 tour to Austria and Italy, a 1995 tour to the Czech Republic and France, and a 1998 tour to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
Major concert appearances have included engagements with the National Chamber Orchestra of Mexico, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and such venues as Canterbury Cathedral, Saint Francis Church in Salzburg, Notre Dame in Paris, Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City and Saints John, Paul Church in Venice, and Super Bowl Halftime performance with Madonna.
The Chorale is under the direction of Eric Stark. Membership is open to all students by annual spring audition.
YouTube performances of the Butler Chorale
- "Cloudburst" by Eric Whitacre (Fall 2010 performance)
- "O Clap Your Hands" by John Rutter (Spring 2011 performance)