Masterworks Chorale

Thank you for your support of our 2021-22 season! We are grateful to our singers, accompanying musicians, audience members. Keep the music going when you support Masterworks Chorale!

Many thanks to our conductor, Jeffrey Ward, and accompanist, Norma Rozeboom, for their dedication this past year. Dr. Ward has accepted a position at another university and will be dearly missed.

Summer Chorus

Join the community choir this summer! 

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7pm, June 14 through late July
at St Paul's Episcopal Church, 601 Poyntz

Works: Sanctus from Verdi Requiem, Haydn Little Organ Mass
Taverner The Western Wind, and a West Side Story medley

Conductor: Pamela Kempton
Pianist: Songwha Chae
Registration: $15

SC is a program of Side by Side Theatre & Music and the Manhattan Arts Center.

Want to join us?

Masterworks Chorale is open at singers ages 18+. We rehearse weekly and perform at least two times per year, sometimes more. 

ALL singers should contact Penny Senften at about music. 

NEW singers should contact both Penny Senften at

Interested in joining?


Masterworks Chorale is now a program of MAC. For nearly thirty years Masterworks has been the community choir for Manhattan and the surrounding area.   

Many thanks to Manhattan Christian College for sponsoring Masterworks Chorale, Manhattan’s only community chorus, for more than 25 years.

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Many thanks to the Lincoln & Dorothy I. Deihl Community Foundation for supporting Masterworks Chorale 

Platinum Sponsors:
Lew & Enid Cocke

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Please help us welcome Arianne Thomas as our conductor beginning Fall 2022. 

Arianne Thomas is a devoted conductor, educator, and performer, and she is very excited to direct the Masterworks Chorale! 
A native of Colorado, born into a musical family, her passion for music began at a young age. She studied voice and flute at Colorado State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Education in 2011. While at CSU, Arianne was principal flute in CSU’s Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony and soprano in Concert Choir and Chamber Choir. 
Arianne has experience working with musicians of all ages, from preschool to adulthood. She taught elementary general music and high school choir in Lewis-Palmer School District in CO. Additionally, Arianne directed the adult choir at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church and taught private lessons. 
An advocate for music education, she has been an active member of CMEA and NAfME, and she served on the Colorado All State Choir Board. Arianne has performed as both a singer and a flute player in elite ensembles, including the Colorado Springs Chorale, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, and Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. In addition to musical activities, Arianne enjoys spending time with her husband, Ray, and their 3-year-old identical twin boys, Tre and Rowan.