Founded in 1946, the Moody Chorale has long been recognized as one of the leading collegiate choral organizations specializing in sacred music. Its purpose is to lead men and women in the worship of our Creator and Redeemer by ministering the Word of God through music, Scripture, and personal testimony. The repertoire includes a broad range of music chosen from all periods of music history.
The Chorale tours the United States each year, as well as traveling on occasional overseas tours. The group has ministered in Australia, Europe, the Far East, Central America, and Israel. The Chorale’s most recent ministry tour was to Romania and Poland, in addition to a North American tour in March 2019.
Meet the Conductor
Yongmin Kim is the director of Moody Chorale. He is an experienced church musician, having been the Music Director at Korean Presbyterian Church of Metro Detroit for the past 15 years. He is also director of the Myanmar Praise School and Music Institute, where he visits Southeast Asia every summer for music ministry and education. Dr. Kim is a distinguished musician who holds multiple degrees from Presbyterian College and Seminary (Seoul, South Korea), Eastman School of Music, and University of Michigan where he earned both a Master of Music in Choral Conducting, and a doctorate in voice performance.
Membership in Chorale is open to qualified undergraduate students in any major upon audition. Joining Chorale includes the expectation of a yearlong commitment. Auditions are typically held during the week before the semester begins.
A typical audition includes:
- vocal exercises
- an interview with the conductor
Contact the conductor with questions or to schedule an audition outside the regular time.