/ Music Department


Part of our commitment as a college is to be engaged with the world. In our case, we get to share music with communities around the globe.

Upcoming Tour

If you want to make a restricted gift and make the concert tour experience possible for all Hope College Orchestra students, please contact Jodi Wickersheimer at wickershiemer@hope.edu or 773.893.0353.

Chapel Choir

The Chapel Choir was organized in 1929 and began touring annually in 1953. In addition to touring extensively in the United States and Canada, the choir has toured Europe six times, most recently in France and the Netherlands. In May 2009 the choir toured South Africa. 

The Hope College Chapel Choir is a 37-member SATB Ensemble. Composed of students across various majors, the Chapel Choir is united by their love of music and commitment to communicating stories.

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Recent Choir Tours
  • 2022–2023 — Indiana, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois
  • 2015–2016 — New Jersey
  • 2014–2015 — South Carolina
  • 2013–2014 — Chicago
  • 2012–2013 — New York
  • 2011–2012 — Florida
  • 2008–2009 — South Africa

Symphonic Orchestra

The Hope College Orchestra performs nationally and internationally as Hope’s premier audition-based instrumental ensemble. We believe in J.S. Bach’s description concerning the purpose of musical arts in the created order: “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” Concert tours allow our musicians to connect with the world through embodied music performances.

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Recent Orchestra Tours
  • 2014–2015 — Chicago
  • 2013–2014 — North & South Carolina
  • 2012–2013 — New York
  • 2011–2012 — Florida