An integral part of the Tyler’s musical landscape for over five decades, the Tyler Civic Chorale aims to present a wide variety of choral music through high quality performances for the enjoyment and education of East Texas audiences. Over the course of its history, the Chorale has sung requiems by Brahms, Mozart, Duruflé, and Faure, as well as Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, and dozens of other masses, motets, cantatas, and oratorios.


Each year the Tyler Civic Chorale presents four to five concerts, as well as various guest appearances in the community. The 2018-2019 season includes a WWI commemorative concert, our annual Lessons and Carols for Advent, Gilbert and Sullivan’s ever-popular operetta HMS Pinafore, and G.F. Handel’s Alexander’s Feast.

Do you enjoy singing? The Tyler Civic Chorale wants to hear you! A brief, 10-minute session with the artistic director is all it takes to audition for the Tyler Civic Chorale. Auditions are held in late August before the first rehearsal, but entry into the chorale is also possible at the end of each concert cycle.

Explore our history as an integral part of the musical landscape of Tyler.