The Concert Chorale is an ensemble of fifty singers and instrumentalists from North Central University, under the direction of Larry Bach. They are known for their exciting and passionate ministry of music in styles ranging from choral classics to contemporary gospel. The Chorale has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, singing in churches, schools, and concert halls. Most recently, the group toured in Italy and Austria in the spring of 2009.
The Chorale has performed in Salzburg, Austria, with the Bruckner String Quartet, and with the Oberursel Orchestra in Frankfurt, Germany. The group has also appeared on “100 Huntley Street,” an internationally known Christian television program and was selected to perform for the Minnesota State American Choral Directors Convention. In 2001, the Chorale appeared at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.
In April 2003, the Chorale collaborated with members of the Grammy Award winning “Sounds of Blackness” and Grammy nominated “Excelsior Gospel Choir” in a CD project and live concert entitled “One Nation Under God.” The group which produced a self-titled CD in 2005, and released a new recording project in the spring of 2007, “Mostly Gospel.” In 2008 NCU recorded their first every Christmas CD, “A North Central Christmas”.