Cheyenne Capital Chorale is a community choral group that provides opportunities for singers of all skill levels to perform and enjoy music of all types and gives Cheyenne audiences opportunities to enjoy live choral music. The Chorale strives to cultivate a sense of community and camaraderie among people of all ages who want to experience the joy of the choral art. The Chorale has been actively engaged in providing opportunities for musical participation and appreciation in the Cheyenne community for more than 60 years. The Chorale exists to help meet the needs of singers and other musicians to sing and to perform and gives audiences in the Cheyenne community opportunities to hear and enjoy live choral music.
The Chorale’s mission is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, and advocacy. To pursue this mission, the Chorale performs music of various styles and genres to provide southeast Wyoming with high quality music. We foster and promote chorale singing through our concerts, through performances in the high schools, and through special performances throughout the community from nursing homes, hospitals, veteran’s events, churches and other engagements. Our rehearsals are designed to improving our musicianship and artistic performance. During rehearsals we work to improve diction, vocal sound, uniform vowels, and proper breathing techniques, all designed to promote vocal health.
Our repertoire selection reflects these goals as well. We provide a wide variety of musical selections, including both sacred and secular. We explore music of non western cultures; we sing larger musical selections combined with an orchestra; we sing folk songs from around the world; and we provide selections from the 15th century to the present. Our repertoire includes the traditional SATB but we also provide selections for just men and just women. To improve our vocal sound and intonation we always include a cappella selections which require an awareness of individual voices as well as section responsibility in order to produce a melodically and well harmonized presentation.
Amy & James Lenell-Ledwith