Cape Fear Chorale


In 1998, the name, Cape Fear Chorale, was used to start a group of choristers under the direction of Jerry S. Cribbs. All members are volunteers. The group is comprised of 70-80 singers each semester.

Cape Fear Chorale presents two concerts annually, one in the fall and one in the spring. The repertoire has included major works, sacred music, secular music, patriotic music, humorous music, spirituals, holiday music, motets, madrigals, etc. Some of the composers and arrangers who have been programmed over the years are Bach, Batten, Beethoven, Berlin, Berlioz, Bernon, Bernstein, Biebl, Billings, Brahms, Britten, Bruckner, Burt, Butler, Buxtehude, Chenoweth, Cherubini, Copland, Costeley, Cousins, Daugherty, Dawson, Dennard, di Lasso, Diemer, Dowland, Fauré, Ferguson, Flummerfelt, Gawthrop, Gilkyson, Gilpin, Greaves, Handel, Hanson, Hasse, Haugland, Haydn, Hogan, Johnson, P. Kern, Key, Larson, Lauridsen, Leavitt, Luboff, MacGillivray, Manuel, Manz, Martini, McKennitt, Mendelssohn, Morricone, Mozart, Nelson, Nygard, Parker, Pettman, Pottle, Rachmaninoff, Rheinberger, Robertson, Rutter, Schubert, Seagard, Shaw, Sjolund, Strauss, Stroope, Sullivan, Suppè, Swingle, Thomas, Thompson, Ticheli, Tschesnokoff, Tveit, Verdi, Victoria, Vivaldi, Washburn, Whitacre, Wilberg, Wilhousky, Willcocks, R. V. Williams, and Zaninelli.

Since the mission of Cape Fear Chorale is to provide excellent choral music to the region at no cost to those who attend, the group (an incorporated non-profit 501[c][3] organization) is totally dependent upon donations.

Awards and Recognition

The Chorale is honored and grateful to receive ongoing support from the following organizations: