Thank you to those of you who have managed to make donations to the Chorale in spite of the difficulties with the Kitsap Great Give website, as it was overwhelmed by folks seeking to donate to us and other nonprofits nation wide.
To help solve the problem, Kitsap Great Give has extended the deadline to 9:00 pm tomorrow (Wednesday, May 4). You can try later today or tomorrow to donate, at:
or you can give directly from the Support page of this website.
Kitsap Great Give will make sure that we receive matching funds for donations made here during the duration of the event.
However you choose to donate, we appreciate your patience, and we appreciate your support for Chorale events, concerts and youth programs.
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 2015-2016 season are now closed. The Olympic Girls’ Choir will present a summer camp from July 18-22, 2016, which is open to all girls ages 9 to 14 without audition.
All auditions are held in Classroom 1 at Rolling Bay Hall. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, or call 206-780-2467.
Auditions for the 2015-2016 season are now closed. Auditions for the 2016-2017 season will be held during the late summer, exact time and place TBA, as well as before the first rehearsal of the Fall 2016 season on September 12 at:
Woodward Middle School
9125 Sportsman Club Rd NE
Bainbridge Island 98110