The Bowling Green State
University Collegiate Chorale is a highly select mixed ensemble
consisting of 28-34 voices that performs repertoire spanning from
the Renaissance to the present in a variety of languages. Consisting
of principally juniors, seniors, and graduate students, the Chorale
engages audiences with authentic and conscientious performances of
sophisticated and challenging music, seeking to connect listeners
intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
The Chorale has made numerous convention appearances and has toured the
United States, Canada and Europe. Recent domestic tours have included
visits to New York, Boston and New Orleans. In May of 2001, the
ensemble embarked upon a two-week European tour that included
performances in Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Prague. In December of
2002, the Collegiate Chorale returned to Europe, where in addition to
performances in Italy and France, members sang High Mass at the
Cathedral of the Principality of Monaco on the first Sunday after
Christmas. Members on the 2006 tour performed in Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, and North Carolina.
Director: Timothy Cloeter
In his fourth year at BGSU,
Timothy Cloeter conducts the Collegiate Chorale and the
Men's Chorus, and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting
and choral literature. Previously, he served as Director of Choral Activities
at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisc., where he conducted choirs and taught
courses in choral conducting, choral teaching methods, diction, and aural skills.
In 2011 his Men's Chorus was chosen from a field of 150 applicants to perform
at the MENC North Central Division Conference, and in 2005 Mr. Cloeter was chosen
as one of only five conductors in the nation to conduct movements of Robert Levin's
new completion of Mozart's Mass in C Minor at a Carnegie Hall masterclass
with Helmuth Rilling and the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
Complementing his talents as conductor and teacher is his considerable experience
as a singer. As a professional chorister, Mr. Cloeter has sung in the Aspen Chamber
Choir, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Bachakademie Stuttgart, and the Oregon Bach
Festival Chorus. Mr. Cloeter also performed as a chorister with the New York
Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra under Robert Shaw, Kurt Masur,
Helmuth Rilling, and Ricardo Muti, and he spent multiple seasons in the opera
chorus at the Spoleto Festivals in both Spoleto, Italy, and Charleston, South Carolina.
Mr. Cloeter holds a B.S. in Ed. with vocal music and math majors from Concordia College
in Seward, Nebraska, a M.M degree in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College
in Princeton, New Jersey, and he is finishing a D.M.A. in choral conducting at the
University of Arizona in Tucson. His principal conducting teachers have been Joseph
Flummerfelt, Bruce Chamberlain, and Helmuth Rilling.
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