Welcome to the Western Colorado Chorale!

The Western Colorado Chorale performs works of great choral music that would not otherwise be heard in the Grand Valley.


Founded by Dr. Monte Atkinson in 1985, the 45-voice auditioned Chorale has performed many masterworks compositions such as the Bach B Minor Mass, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Carmina Burana, Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony, and many others.


The Western Colorado Chorale is directed by Dr. Monte Atkinson.

Dr. Monte Atkinson

Artistic Director

From the Music Director:

With the support from the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and CMU, my dream of establishing a semiprofessional adult choral ensemble became a reality. Since 1984, years of countless performances provided by devoted singers, hours of volunteer leadership, wonderful audiences and vital financial support from so many have enabled the Chorale to become a permanent musical fixture in the Grand Junction community. For me, it has been a personal joy and honor to direct this wonderful choir.


I have programmed a year-long musical celebration to share this 30th Anniversary Season with music lovers of Western Colorado: one which reflects on the past, savors the present, and looks ahead to another year of great music. I hope you will join us for the celebration!


Dr. Monte Atkinson, Director

Western Colorado Chorale