Genesee Chorale

(585) 762-9323

The Genesee Chorale was organized in the fall of 1971 undGenesee Choraleer the direction of Dr. Theodore Ashizawa. Dr. Ashizawa led the Chorale for 20 years. Dawn Mark conducted the group for four seasons, followed by Ron Bordinaro, Marcia Housel (for dinner dances), Mark Hoerbelt from January 2000 to 2005 and then Charles Bradley for two seasons. Ric Jones has been the director since January of 2008.

The Chorale is currently comprised of approximately seventy individuals from all walks of life and draws membership from Genesee County and seven additional counties. The repertory of the Genesee Chorale encompasses a wide variety of music in various styles from motets and madrigals of the Renaissance, to folk, musicals, and jazz. Over the years, the Chorale has championed contemporary works for choir as well as larger liturgical settings including Bach's St. Matthew's Passion, Charpentier's Midnight Mass for Christmas, the Mozart and Brahm's Requiems, and several masses by composers such as Schubert and Mozart. More recently, the Chorale has performed Die Flaudermaus, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Handel's Solomon, Haydn's Creation, Vivaldi's Magnificat, and Vaughan William’s Hodie.

For more information about joining, having the Chorale perform at your function, or on  becoming a patron, call 585.762.9323 or email