Help us celebrate in the spirit of Mardi Gras! The annual Chorale gala fundraiser dinner auction will feature include Cajun-style dining, gypsy jazz by Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, fabulous live auction items, and a video presentation featuring the dynamic directors of our youth choral programs, Laura Milleson and Matthew Blegen. Get a preview of next year’s exciting program plans as well, as you enjoy the festive ambience of Mardi Gras!
Tickets: $80 single, $150 couple
Saturday, February 20, 5:30 pm
Grace Episcopal Church
8595 NE Day Rd
Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets:
During the 2015-16 season the Chorale will explore music of the world, originating in and reflecting cultures ranging from Africa, South America, the British Isles, Scandinavia and others. Join us to celebrate “One World, Many Voices”. Continuing the multicultural theme of our holiday concert, Sing Noël!, the spring concert, titled Earth Songs, will be performed on April 23 & 24.
According to research reviewed by Chorus America, the national advocacy organization for choral music, “Participating in a chorus can have a transformative effect on a child’s academic achievement and overall well-being.” The Chorale is committed to encouraging a life-long love of singing by offering youth programs that provide choral education and performance opportunities, including the Bainbridge Youth Chorale, serving children in grades Pre-K to 1 and 2-4. The Bainbridge Youth Chorale provides classes in beginning choral singing skills, music theory and vocal technique in a fun, energetic atmosphere. Both class levels perform in recitals, and the senior group of the Youth Chorale participates in the Family Holiday concert along with the adult Chorale as well.
The Youth Chorale is under the direction of the talented and energetic Matthew Blegen, who in addition to his duties with the Youth Chorale, holds positions with the esteemed Seattle-based chorus Choral Arts and directs his own choir, the Red Thread Ensemble. He is currently finishing work for a doctoral degree in music at the University of Washington.
Following a successful inaugural season, the Olympic Girls’ Choir enters its second year under the baton of Artistic Director Laura Milleson. Serving girls ages nine to fourteen residing on Bainbridge Island and in the Kitsap area, OGC provides a transformative experience through high-quality, diverse choral music education which emphasizes teamwork, encourages self-discipline, and fosters a deep commitment to artistic excellence. Along with music theory, sight reading, vocal technique and ensemble singing, the girls learn to be musicians in the context of a choir community. Repertoire is varied, ranging from traditional choral literature to current favorites, with each session culminating in a concert. As well, singers will perform in the adult Chorale holiday concert. Membership in OGC is by audition.
Auditions for the Fall 2015 class session are now closed. Spring 2016 auditions will be held in January, date TBA.
All auditions are held in Classroom 1 at Rolling Bay Hall. Please email email@example.com or call 206-780-2467 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
For information about the audition process and membership in the Chorale, or to schedule an audition appointment, go to the Join page, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 206-780-2467.
Auditions for the Fall 2015 session are now closed. Spring 2016 auditions will be held in January, 2016, date TBA.
Woodward Middle School
9125 Sportsman Club Rd NE
Bainbridge Island 98110
Many thanks to our sponsors who support our productions, operations and outreach activities:
Rotary of Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Community Foundation, Fletcher Bay Foundation, One Call for All, Sohn Real Estate Group and Sound Family Health
We are happy to announce that we are partnering with the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation district for our youth programs.