The Wichita Choral Society will begin fall rehearsals for the 69th performance of Handel's Messiah on September 8, 2014, at First United Methodist Church on Broadway at 3rd Street in downtown Wichita. Rehearsals are held each Monday evening from 7:00PM until 8:30PM. Auditions are not required, just a love of singing and performing!
Director, Shawn Chastain, Executive Coordinator of Fine Arts, Wichita Public Schools
Messiah performance warm up, First United Methodist Church, Wichita, December 8, 2012
The Wichita Choral Society was established by Harold Decker to fill a need for a community chorus in Wichita. In response to letters, advertisements and announcements in local churches, nearly 200 interested singers showed up at the first rehearsal in February 1945.