Concert Choir

Choir Concert Group Shot

The Wheaton College Concert Choir is made up of approximately fifty young women and men with a passion for choral music.

Led by Dr. John William Trotter, the ensemble provides an ideal performance venue for experienced and motivated choral singers whose goal is to make music at a high level. It also provides an experience of great value for those intending to make music their career.

The Wheaton College Concert Choir has frequently been honored with invitations to perform on concert series and at regional and national conventions, to lead worship in churches, and to perform with professional ensembles. They also perform in more unconventional situations, ranging from soup kitchens and furniture stores to public lectures and prisons. Taken together, these varied experiences enrich students’ understanding of the vocation of the musician. Recently, the Choir has also enjoyed exploring interdisciplinary collaborations and engaging in musical improvisation with audiences.

The Choir’s ambitious performance schedule is motivated by a belief in the transformative power of music. The ensemble strives to present audiences with musical offerings characterized by a deep and evident understanding of music and text, a high level of technical proficiency, and courage and immediacy in performance, all so that the power and depth of musical works may be experienced afresh by those who listen. The Choir values sacred repertoire in particular for its ability to highlight, deepen and enrich the spiritual experiences and understanding of performers and audience members alike.

Dr. John William Trotter, director


2023-2024 Concert Series

The Concert Choir performs multiple times per year on Wheaton's campus, annually performs in Chicago during a service project trip, and goes on tour in the US and abroad.

Homecoming Concert
Friday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Edman Chapel

Family Weekend Concert: Choral Showcase
Friday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Edman Chapel

Wheaton College Christmas Festival
Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2, at 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 4:00 p.m.
Edman Chapel

Artist Series: Handel's Messiah
Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Armerding Concert Hall

Commencement Celebration Concert
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Edman Chapel

Concert Choir Clips

Since I Lay My Burdens Down - arr. Rollo Dilworth

O Crux - Knut Nystedt


View Our Choir Concert Gallery

Fall 2023 Audition Information

The Concert Choir is open to all undergraduate men and women at Wheaton; there is no music major or minor requirement to participate. 

Auditions will take place Monday & Tuesday, August 21 & 22. Come prepared with a song that shows off your voice and a prepared solo, hymn, or favorite song.

Let us know that you are interested in joining the Concert Choir here

If you have questions, contact