The Lake Wales Chorale
the Lake Wales Chorale has been a cultural icon in Lake Wales since its inception in 1972, founded by local attorney Michael Crews.
Over the years, the Chorale has traveled and entertained international audiences. Mr. Vince Treadway was appointed Musical Director of the Lake Wales Chorale in September 2014 and presently serves with distinction in this capacity. Vince holds a Master’s degree in Church Music and a Master’s degree in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. In 2001, he founded the Alliance of Christian Musicians (ACM), an organization dedicated to promoting excellence and education for Christian musicians in church music and worship; he served as the Executive Director for eight years.
He currently serves as the Director of Music for the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales where he assists in planning worship and oversees the entire music ministry of the church, which includes a graded choral program, handbells, instrumental music, and the concert series. He has been guest conductor for the Bach Festival of Central Florida. He composes and arranges, and teaches piano, organ, and voice privately. Mr. Treadway performs in the United States and abroad, having given concerts in Tokyo, Japan; Kyiv, Ukraine; and Paris and Aix-en-Provence, France. His wife, Faith, sings alto in the Chorale, and they have a daughter living in China.
“The Chorale has been a source of great joy, music, and fellowship for the Lake Wales community and surrounding area for years,” said Vince Treadway, Chorale Director who also serves as director of Music Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales.
LOVE TO SING?
If you love to sing and are interested in joining the Chorale, contact us to set up a time to audition with the Director. Chorale member dues are $50 per semester. $15 for students. Music included. For more information, call the Arts Council at (863) 676-8426 or fill out the form below.