Collegiate Chorale

The Collegiate Chorale is an upper-class select mixed ensemble exploring all forms of choral music from five centuries of standard repertoire.  The choir tours annually throughout the region. Recently, they were invited to perform for the Regional Conference of the American Choral Director's Association.  The choir's recording From the Heart, is available on Millikin's FirstStep Records label.

Guy Forbes, Conductor

Dr. Guy Forbes, Associate Conductor of Choirs and Chair of Music Education joined the Millikin Faculty in 1995.  In addition to conducting the Millikin Chamber Chorale, one of Millikin’s top two touring choirs, Dr. Forbes also conducts the Millikin Madrigal Singers.  As Chair of Music Education Dr.Forbes has overseen the growth and development of one of the largestand most successful undergraduate music education programs in the Midwest.  His responsibilities include teaching conducting and choral methods as well as other upper level choral music education courses. Dr. Forbes is also an award-winning composer with compositions published through Alliance Music, Hinshaw Music, Treble Clef Press, and PavanePublishing.  His compositions have received critical acclaim and have been performed on numerous ACDA and MENC programs including performances by both the 2008 Wisconsin All-State Choir and the 2009 New Mexico All-State Choir.  His compositions may be accessed through his web siteat: www.guyforbes.com

Concert Season

September

  • Collage Concert (All School of Music ensembles)
    • Saturday September 21 - 7:30 pm
    • Ticketed Concert
    • KFAC

October

  • Homecoming Concert
    • Sunday, October 6 - 2:00 pm                         
    • With special guests:
    • The Marion Consort (Millikin alumni)
    • University Choir Alumni
    • Central Christian Church
    • 650 W. William
  • Fall Choral Concert
    • Sunday, October 27 - 4:00 pm
    • Central Christian Church
    • 650 W. William

December

  • Vespers at Millikin   
    • Saturday, December 7 - 3:00 and 7:00 pm
    • Sunday, December 8 - 3:00 and 7:00 pm      
    • KFAC
    • Ticketed Concert ($10/8)

January

  • Feature Choir - Wisconsin Music Educators Association
    • Friday, January 10
  • Basilica of St. Josaphat
    • 2333 S. 6th Street
    • Milwaukee, WI 53215
    • Concert: 7:30 pm
    • Tickets: $20/$15 students
  • Guest Performance at Illinois Music Educators Association
    • Thursday, January 23 - 7:30
    • Peoria Convention Center
  • Tour Finale Concert
    • Sunday, January 26 - 4:00 pm
    • St. Patrick Church
    • 407 E. Eldorado St.

March

  • Oratorio (The Millikin Union of Choirs and MDSO)
    • Saturday, March 1 - 7:30 pm
    • KFAC
    • Ticketed Concert

April

  • Spring Choral Concert (All choirs)
    • Sunday, April 27 - 4:00 pm
    • Central Christian Church
    • 650 W. William