Beginning in December we present our three-concert season of varied works that showcase the transcendent power of the human voice to inspire, inform and entertain. Start the holiday season with us as we sing traditional music of the season as well as some unexpected repertoire, and sing along with us as well. In March we return to the classic choral repertoire with Haydn’s magnificent and powerful oratorio The Creation, celebrating the creation of the world as described in the biblical Book of Genesis and in Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. With our third concert in June, we travel back through the five-year tenure of Director Miller, presenting The Best of the Bainbridge Chorale, a selection of audience and singer favorites that will be professionally recorded for our first CD available for sale to the public.
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. Directed by Jeremy Rothbaum, longtime music specialist at Blakely Elementary School, 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.
In September 2014, the Chorale expanded its youth education program with the inauguration of the Olympic Girls’ Choir, under the baton of Artistic Director Laura Milleson. Serving girls ages ten to thirteen 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 Spring 2015 class session will be held by appointment during the week of December 29. Please email email@example.com or call 206-780-2467 for more information.
For information about the audition process and membership in the Chorale, or to schedule an audition appointment, go to the Join Us page, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 206-780-2467.
Auditions will be held scheduled starting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 5, just before the first rehearsal of the Spring session, at:
Woodward Middle School
9125 Sportsman Club Road NE
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.