The MBI Repertory Singers, an outgrowth of the Moody Chorale, is committed to glorifying God and reaching the world for Christ through excellent choral art. The Repertory Singers is made up of men and women from the Moody Chorale who desire to gain a deeper knowledge of choral repertoire and chamber music. Members develop their musicianship and professionalism through singing both a cappella and accompanied pieces.
The MBI Repertory Singers performs and tours with the Moody Chorale.
Xiangtang Hong is Professor of Music and Director of the Moody Chorale and the MBI Repertory Singers. Born in Singapore, Xiangtang felt a passion for choral music when she heard a church choir sing during her early childhood years in America. She later earned a Master’s in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College with support from the Singapore National Arts Council, followed by a DMA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2011, Xiangtang received Moody’s Patricia Finch Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching. She enjoys sharing her love of music as a choral clinician and guest conductor, but her greatest joy is mentoring her students.
Membership in MBI Repertory Singers is open to qualified undergraduate students in any major upon audition. Joining Repertory Singers includes the expectation of a yearlong commitment. Auditions are typically held during the week before the semester begins.
A typical audition includes:
Contact the conductor with questions or to schedule an audition outside the regular time.