Everyone’s invited to sing along with members of the Bainbridge Chorale in our annual summer choral festival, Bainbridge Sings! In each of the three sessions we will explore a variety of choral music, some of which you won’t even need a score to sing along with, while some selections will be a bit more challenging. All ages and experience levels are welcome, and if you’re less certain or maybe haven’t sung since high school, find a seat next to a Chorale member for moral support, or just sit back and listen as we make music. Chorale Artistic Director Michael Austin Miller, accompanied by Laura Milleson, will lead us in no-stress, just-for-fun music-making.
Dates and times:
Monday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. Americana and Jazz
Monday, July 27, 7:00 p.m. Choral Classics
Monday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.Tunes from Broadway
Grace Episcopal Church
8595 NE Day Rd
$10 at the door, cash or checks only, please
Children and students 18 and under free with an accompanying adult
The Chorale’s 43rd concert season finished on June 7 with a retrospective of our favorite pieces spanning the five years of Director Miller’s tenure with us. Beloved of singers and audiences alike, these pieces showcased a wide range of choral styles and moods, from the meditative a capella classic Salvation is Created, composed by Pavel Tchesnokov as a communion hymn in the early 20th century, to the rousing Moses Hogan spiritual The Battle of Jericho, with stops in between to visit the best of the contemporary canon by Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen and many others. Featured as well were a presentation of the Chorale’s signature work, our commissioned piece Tides of Peace by noted composer John Muehleisen. We loved revisiting these pieces! Thank you for joining us for the Best of the Bainbridge Chorale.
Thank you to our retail outlets, Winslow Drugs, Liberty Bay Book Store and the Kingston Chamber of Commerce for selling our 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”. Concerts will be on December 12 & 13, and 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 Young Singers Program, serving children in grades 1-3 and 4-8. The Young Singers Program provides classes in basic choral singing skills, as well as beginning music theory and vocal technique in a fun, energetic atmosphere. Both class levels perform in recitals, and the senior group of the Young Singers participates in the Family Holiday concert along with the adult Chorale as well.
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 will be held by appointment on Tuesday, September 8, beginning at 3:00 pm
All auditions will be 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 2015-16 season, (first rehearsal September 14, 2015), will be held on Monday, July 27 before the second Summer Sing session, starting at 5:30 p.m. at:
Grace Episcopal Church
8595 NE Day Rd
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.