History


westlund

Dr. John Westlund founded the Northern Kentucky Community Chorus in 1980, while teaching at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Westlund also served as president of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. The Northern Kentucky Community Chorus has routinely sung two concerts each year, specializing in major works and biyearly productions of Handel’s Messiah. Dr. Westlund retired from NKCC in December of 2012. We appreciate his years of leadership and hope that this strong choral organization continues for many more years.


Stephanie Nash
assumed the role of conductor in the spring of 2013. As a music educator, church musician and conductor, Stephanie brings a passion of choral music to this organization. She is honored to continue the traditions of the Northern Kentucky Community Chorus and lead them into the years to come.


Some of the choral works NKCC has performed over the past 35 years:
J. S. Bach
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243
Mass in b minor, BWV 232Johannes Brahms
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45Benjamin Britten
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28Norman Dello Joio
To St. CeciliaGabriel Fauré
RequiemGeorge Frederick Handel
Dettigen Te Deum, HWV 283
Messiah, HWV 56
Franz Joseph Haydn
Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass)Morten Lauridsen
Lux aeternaFelix Mendelssohn
Elijah, Op. 70
Paulus, Op. 36W. A. Mozart
Krönungsmesse, KV 317Francis Poulenc
GloriaOttorino Respighi
Lauda per la Natività del Signore
John Rutter
Gloria
Magnificat
Mass of the Children
Requiem
Te DeumCamille Saint-Saëns
Oratorio de Noël, op. 12Franz Schubert
Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167Ralph Vaughan Williams
Dona nobis pacem
Five Mystical SongsAntonio Vivaldi
GloriaJonathan Willcocks
Come Rejoicing