The Hope College Chapel Choir will present four concerts in Florida from March 15 through March 19 during its spring-break tour this year.
Friday, March 15, 7 p.m.
Penney Retirement Community
3495 Hoffman St., Penney Farms
Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m.
Tampa Covenant Church
13320 Magdalene Blvd., Tampa
Sunday, March 17, 4 p.m.
Moorings Presbyterian Church
791 Harbour Dr., Naples
Tuesday, March 19, 8 p.m.
Church of the Redeemer
222 South Palm Ave., Sarasota
The Chapel Choir is Hope’s premier choral ensemble. Founded in 1938, the choir has
toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada, performing in venues including The
National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and numerous choral conferences. The choir has also traveled
abroad on nine occasions, most recently to South Africa in 2018. The Chapel Choir is featured in multiple
events at Hope, including the college’s long-standing Christmas Vespers, the award-winning
broadcast of which is seen around the country at Christmastime on PBS.
The 40-voice ensemble, which consists of student musicians from a wide variety of
academic disciplines, is dedicated to the performance of the finest sacred and secular choral music.
Students in the choir are selected by audition and maintain a rigorous rehearsal schedule in preparation
for their concert tour and other engagements throughout the year.
The Chapel Choir is directed by Dr. Christopher Dekker, director of choral activities
visiting assistant professor of music. A 2008 Hope graduate, as a student he was a member of the choir,
and for two spring-break tours was an accompanist for the ensemble.