One week ago, we wrapped up our fall 2016 auditions and callbacks. After meeting so many incredible people and hearing lots of great voices, we found them…
The next CHoosE newbs!!
Meet Alexus, Luke, and MinJoo, the newest members of our family.
If you think they look good, just you wait ’til they SING! Check out their bios under the “current CHoosiEs” tab. They’ll be up soon!
We had such a blast getting to know them better this past week through our “Newb Week” social events. Highlights include ice cream at Arch’s, game night, girls’ and guys’ nights, and our annual scavenger hunt!
The WINNING scavenger hunt team!
Newb girls’ first time downtown!
The famous “newb baskets”
We’re back, y’all!
Just a few days after moving back in for another great year, we’re back on stage for our favorite back-to-grounds tradition… Rotunda Sing!
We sang two of our favorite songs, First and The River. Our last gig before newbs!
After a long summer of work, play, and adventure, we were ecstatic to reconvene for music, food, and fellowship. This year’s summer retreat took place at the Ruckle household in Northern Virginia! It was a joyful reunion and restful week of singing new music, worshipping, laughing, and catching up.
We also held elections for new Sub-Exec positions:
Karsten – Outreach Chair and Alumni Chair
Sarah – Concert Chair and Publicity Chair
Laren – Contact Chair (this is an Exec position!)
Mike – Social Chair
We’re refreshed and ready. Here’s to a great semester!
Blindfolded game night!
We celebrated THREE CHoosE Birthdays; Sarah & Laren turned 19 and Kirsten turned 20 within a span of 2 days!
Late night spontaneous worship is inevitable
Even when we’re scattered across the state and the country, we’re still bound together
Congratulations to all on finishing the school year! In case you missed our Spring concert last month, or in case you wanted to rewatch it, here are some of the songs we performed! Have a great summer, and we’ll see you back in Charlottesville in August!
Did someone say free a cappella??? That’s right! Come celebrate CHoosE’s 21st birthday with us!
On Friday April 8th, Christian Hoos Exalt will present CHoosE Turns 21: Water to Wine, a transformation-themed concert with Romans 12:2 as our theme verse. The concert will feature music from Lauren Daigle, Hillsong, NEEDTOBREATHE, and other amazing artists.
When? Next Friday, April 8th at 8pm.
Where? McLeod Hall.
Price? Absolutely FREE!
Please invite your friends and family. We hope to see you there!
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2
That’s right! CHoosE has taken Karsten Kim (a.k.a. NewK) as the newest member of our family. Is it coincidence that his initials can also stand for Kool Kat? Probably not. Check out his full bio here.
NewK, the newest member of CHoosE’s K-family.
CHoosE and NewK take on ice skating.
Last weekend, CHoosE held spring auditions in hopes of enrolling a few more newbs! On Friday, Winter Storm Jonas arrived and after auditions, CHoosiEs decided to have some fun in the snow. The cold never bothered us anyways. See below for pictures! Continue reading
After taking a month off from school, CHoosE has finally come back together for winter retreat at the Elzinga Family’s lake residence! Over the course of three days, we worked out administrative details, fellowshipped with each other, and above all, worshipped the Lord for what He has done and what is to come. Below are some highlights from the weekend.
Katherine Seidl returns to CHoosE from a semester abroad in New Zealand.
With hours of rehearsal each day, some CHoosiEs began to burn out.
Ready to take on the upcoming semester.
With smiles, laughter, and joy, of course.
The whole world is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. -Psalm 65:8
To see more photos, check out our Facebook page!
Without further ado, we are proud to announce our new exec and sub-exec boards!
Music Director: Melanie Turner
President: Shieun Park
Contact Chair: Kirsten Stiller
Business Chair: Eli Michel
Concert Chair: Sarah Ruckle
Outreach Chair: Joey Paris
Webmaster: Kunrui Peng
Social Chair: Leo Choi
Alumni Chair: Laren Butler
If you missed our 2015 Christmas concert, don’t you worry! Here are all the concert songs for your enjoyment! Happy Holidays!