The Humboldt Chorale is a choral ensemble with over a half-century of history and tradition. Founded by Professor Emeritus Dr. Leland Barlow, the ensemble explores a wide variety of choral literature, from Baroque to Present-Day, Sacred and Secular, traditional to cutting-edge. The membership of the ensemble includes both students and community members, and regularly numbers between 75 and 100 singers. Chorale has a concert in both the Fall and Winter semesters. It regularly meets thoughout the semester on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Under the direction of Carol Ryder, the Chorale usually performs concerts of shorter choral works, but has also collaborated on large-scale works and projects with University Singers and Humboldt Symphony. Recent years have included such works as Carmina Burana by Orff, Messe de Minuit pour Noël by Charpentier, Ralph Vaughn William's Fantasia on Christmas Carols, and American Mass by Kean.