About Us

Wheaton College Gospel Choir exists to glorify God by building a loving community that ministers to others through gospel music.

To be a multi-ethnic community of believers who seek to passionately worship Jesus Christ, ministering through the medium of traditional, urban, and contemporary Gospel music.

Choir History
     Founded in 1986 by 8 students, including Fred Dade as pianist, the Wheaton College Gospel Choir desired to worship God through traditional, urban, and contemporary Gospel music. The choir became an official organization in 1987. Since 1990 the choir has continued the ministry under the enthusiastic direction of Mrs.Tanya Egler. Since its foundation the group has flourished increasing to more than 100 voices some years. The campus ministry expanded to include local churches, homeless shelters, schools, and prisons in the Chicago-land area, as well as annual spring break tours both nationally and internationally. The Choir is currently comprised of just over 40 zealous students of various majors, races, and backgrounds who carry on the legacy of ushering in lively praise and passionate worship as they introduce a unique and joyous sound by the unity of their voices. 
Over the years, the choir has had the opportunity travel extensively, with tours ranging from New York to Thailand. The choir has also been able to tour many areas of the United States, including the East and West coasts, southern states, and Ohio.The choir has also had the privilege of ministering through music alongside such recording artists as Fred Hammond and Radical for Christ, the Soul Children of Chicago, Commissioned, the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, John P. Kee and Chicago Mass Choir. 

The choir's director, Mrs. Tanya Egler, has led the choir for over 20 years.  Her leadership has contributed in significant ways to enhancing diversity at Wheaton and fostering Christ-centered relationships among students from various ethnic backgrounds. If you've never been to a Gospel Choir concert, you need to go! 

Currently, the choir is composed of approximately 40+ students from all over the United States and several countries.