Conducted by Timothy Sawyer, the Northwestern Choir is a competitively select ensemble of 70–80 upper-class men and women. The choir performs primarily sacred a cappella music of all style periods and occasionally presents major choral-orchestral works with the Northwestern Orchestra.
Devoted to the highest level of choral performance, the Northwestern Choir seeks to sing from the heart and to glorify God in every aspect of their music and life together in Christian community, doing it all in the name of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to bring the light of Christ and God-honoring, dynamic choral music everywhere we can, including places where few collegiate choirs have gone before, as well as to the places where great choral music is heard regularly.
Northwestern Choir Mission
"Choral Music Direct from the Heart"
Our Foundation: Jesus Christ
We believe that music-making is an act of relational stewardship:
…To one another
…To music and music-making itself – an inside-out/outside-in process
…To our audience
…Building the Kingdom of God
We desire to always be the best we can be in a collective effort, to be passionate about music and to have experiential knowledge of its meaning, together with an emphasis on what makes music truthful and beautiful to the glory of God.
Our choral program desires for each singer to:
As a Choir family, we are called to be united in love, encouraged in heart and living by the power of the Holy Spirit. We want to grow together, pray together and become unified in song together, ultimately impacting our community and the world. (Colossians 2:2, Philippians 4:4)
Soli Deo Gloria (To the Glory of God Alone)