Support the Choir Tour

Wake Forest alumni Frank and Kathy Bragg, former choir students in the late 1950s and early 60s, have given a $1 million gift to endow The Thane McDonald Wake Forest Choir Tour Fund. This generous gift initiates a campaign to build a $3.5M fund that will allow students participating in the University’s Chamber Choir to take their performances across the U.S. and to international locales without concern for cost.

Please consider a gift to the endowment to support this growing movement of artistry, collaboration and creativity.

Choir Tour 2022 Booklet

The Chamber Choir was thrilled to embark on its inaugural tour in May 2022. Please enjoy our beautiful highlight video/photo album above.


May 7

Second Presbyterian Church: Charleston, SC
Saturday, May 7, 7:00 PM
342 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

May 8

Second Presbyterian Church: Charleston, SC
Sunday, May 8, 10:30 AM (morning worship)
342 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

First Baptist Church: Savannah, GA
Sunday, May 8, 7 PM
223 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

May 9

Winter Park Presbyterian Church: Winter Park, FL
Monday, May 9, 7 PM
400 S Lakemont Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792

May 11

Hyde Park United Methodist Church: Tampa, FL
Wednesday, May 11, 7 PM
500 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606

May 12

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church: Key West, FL
Thursday, May 12, 7 PM
401 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040

The Wake Forest University Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir is the premier choral ensemble at Wake Forest University, made up of students who represent a cross section of the campus. Talented undergraduate and graduate students from multiple academic disciplines dedicate four hours each week to study choral repertoire spanning every era from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, including modern pop, jazz, folk-style, and newly commissioned compositions.

The Chamber Choir is like a family for the choristers; a home-away-from-home where talented students gather together daily to sing, study, and make music together in a welcoming and supportive environment. Choir is a place where the singers laugh, destress, engage their minds and bodies, and experience their emotions; a place to focus on something bigger than themselves to help develop in them the kind of artistry which bolsters teamwork and leads to lasting positive impact.

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Every Chamber Choir Tour has four distinct objectives

The first objective is to share inspiring choral music with audiences of alumni, local community, and potential student recruits and to represent the college before those who may or may not be familiar with Wake Forest and its liberal arts model.

The second objective is to introduce Wake Forest University to at least one high school along the journey and to perhaps mentor a resident choir program or share a concert in that school.

The third objective is to provide the opportunity for Chamber Choir students to work and study with other skilled choral conductors in workshops that offer Wake students a fresh look at the music they have been studying—the eyes and ears of other artists help students gain greater musicality and nuanced understanding.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the fourth objective of our tours is to strengthen the personal and artistic connections shared by each member of the Chamber Choir—something that only traveling together, living together, laughing, and singing together for a concentrated week can provide. Tours offer students the unique opportunity to form and strengthen special bonds, shape and perform extraordinary music, and experience first-hand their ability to positively impact communities outside of their own.


Contact us to learn when we will be touring in your area, or to find out how you might help support future annual tours.

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