Wichita Choral Society Rehearsals

The Wichita Choral Society welcomes anyone who loves to sing - auditions are not required!  Our chorus is comprised of singers from all walks of life, from amateurs to professionals, young and old alike.  The common denominator is the desire to sing and a genuine love for making music.

An annual tradition for more than 73 years, the WCS performs Handel's Messiah in late November along with commissioned members of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and prominent area soloists. Rehearsals for the performance of the Messiah begin the first Monday in September after Labor Day.  Rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 7p.m. to 8:30p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2525 N. Rock Rd.,  Wichita, culminating in a performance on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.      

Our spring concert usually consists of lighter fare with a performance in April or early May and features the Harold Decker scholarship recipients.

Each member is asked to pay dues of $20 per semester and to purchase new music as necessary.  However, if you've sung the Messiah in the past and have your own copy, you are encouraged to use it.


So what are you waiting for??  Come check us out - we are sure you'll want to join in the fun! 



Thanks for visiting our WCS website! Now, please consider attending our FIRST MESSIAH REHEARSAL, Monday, Sept. 10, 7-8:30 PM, at Wichita’s Calvary United Methodist Church, 2525 N. Rock Road. Research over that past several years has confirmed what singers have known forever – there are numerous Physical, Mental, Emotional & Social benefits to singing in a choir. So why not join us?:) We are a non-auditioned chorus and all parts are welcome!

One of the reasons this community chorus has thrived for over 73 years, has been our annual presentation of perhaps the most famous and widely shared oratorio in music history, G.F. Handel’s Messiah. Whether you’ve sung excerpts of this masterpiece and/or the triumphant Hallelujah chorus, WCS singers will confirm there is something breathtaking and unique about every Messiah performance.

Please consider being a part of WCS’ history and future! Join us in September for another season with the Wichita Choral Society. We need singers (of all ages!) – WE NEED YOU!


Shawn Chastain

WCS Director


Shawn Chastain, Director