About Us

The Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids serves as a community resource enhancing cultural growth through distinctive choral arts.


The choir has sung over twenty-three world premieres of new choral literature and has sung in a dozen foreign languages. Its rich legacy also includes tours, past concerts, and compact disc releases. The choir has shared disc space with such notable organizations as the London Philharmonic and the Dallas Brass.

Their tours have taken them from the baroque halls of Saint Petersburg, Russia, to the refined classical as the famous Haydnsaal in the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria. Their voices have been raised with those of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the legendary Tabernacle in Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah, where they took part in the recording of the Tabernacle Choir's international Sunday morning television and radio international broadcast. They were also invited by the choir to perform a solo concert in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

Locally, they have worked to raise social awareness with organizations such as the Holland Youth Advisory Panel, Heartside Ministries, Senior Neighbors, Children's Assessment Center, Degage, Silent Observer,the Butterworth Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association of West Michigan.

 

Director Mark Webb

Music Director/Conductor

Dr. Mark Webb received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting from the University of Michigan, and his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University. Dr. Webb retired from public school teaching in 2009, after serving for thirty-three years as a secondary vocal music teacher - teaching in the Kentwood and East Grand Rapids Public School Districts. His past positions include Choral/Opera Coordinator and Director of the International Choral Ensemble at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Visiting Professor of Music at Albion College, and President of the Michigan School Vocal Music Association - receiving the honor of Teacher of the Year from that organization in 2003. Mark is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Aquinas College, and is also the director of the Chancel Choir at Mayflower Congregational Church, and the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids. He has been a guest clinician for school and church choirs throughout Michigan. He and his wife, Susan, have two daughters - Natalie (married to Mickey Bullock) and Ashley (married to Nick Cintorino); and two grandchildren - Jeremiah and Hanna Bullock.