Thank you for supporting our 2021-22 season! We are grateful to our singers, accompanying musicians, audience members. Keep the music going when you support Masterworks Chorale!
We are grateful to Jeffrey Ward for his dedication this past year. Dr. Ward has accepted a position at another university and will be much missed. This fall, we are pleased to welcome Ari Thomas as our conductor.
Want to sing in the choir? Masterworks Chorale is open to all singers. Our first rehearsal for this fall is Tuesday, September 6 at 7pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (601 Poyntz Ave, MHK). If you would like to sing with us, just come to a rehearsal or email us at the address shown below.
This semester we will be singing Haydn's "Heiligmesse" and a selection of holiday music.
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.
Masterworks Chorale is funded in part by a grant from the Lincoln & Dorothy I. Deihl Fund at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
Platinum Sponsors: Lew & Enid Cocke
Please help us welcome Arianne Thomas as our conductor beginning Fall 2022.
Ari is a devoted conductor, educator, and performer, and she is very excited to direct 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, Ari was principal flute in CSU’s Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony and soprano in Concert Choir and Chamber Choir. Ari 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, Ari 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. Ari 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, Ari enjoys spending time with her husband, Ray, and their 3-year-old identical twin boys, Tre and Rowan.