The Orchestra Kentucky Chorale is a suborganization of Orchestra Kentucky. The group is comprised of twenty-eight adult singers drawn from the Bowling Green area. It usually performs one major work—for example, Handel’s Messiah and J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio—each season with Orchestra Kentucky, usually in November or December. In the spring it participates with Orchestra Kentucky in a concert of lighter works. Generally, the group has three two-hour rehearsals before the dress rehearsal and concert. Membership is open to all interested adults who are willing to make a commitment to rehearsals and concerts. A short, informal audition is required. Inquiries can be made by telephone (270-846-2426) or by email info@OrchestraKentucky.com.


Nancy Hill Cron, chorus master of the Orchestra Kentucky Chorale, recently retired from the music department at Western Kentucky University where she taught courses in voice, aural skills, group piano and music education. Ms. Cron has taught public school music (K-12) in Russellville, Hardin County and Bowling Green and she has over 35 years experience as a church choir director. Ms. Cron has appeared as soprano soloist for many performances with the Western Choral Society and she continues to perform as a recital soloist.