Kitsap Great Give

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A big thank you to everyone who donated to the Bainbridge Chorale during the Kitsap Great Give day of giving! Thanks to your generosity, we tripled the amount the we received last year, as well as doubling the number of donors.

These generous gifts will help ensure that we can continue to maintain the same high artistic level of our choral programs, and will also allow us to accept singers into both our adult and youth choirs without regard to ability to pay.

We couldn’t do it without you!

The Best of the Bainbridge Chorale

 

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We finish our 43rd concert season with a retrospective of our favorite pieces spanning the five years of Director Miller’s tenure with the Chorale. Beloved of singers and audiences alike, these pieces showcase 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 Frank Ticheli, and many others. Featured as well are a presentation of the Chorale’s signature work, our commissioned piece Tides of Peace by noted composer John Muehleisen, and Michael Miller’s exquisite composition for chamber ensemble, Virga Jesse Floruit.

We love every one of these pieces, and believe you will, too. Join us for the best of the Chorale!

 

Date:
Saturday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 7, 3:00 p.m.
Venue:
Grace Episcopal Church
8595 NE Day Rd
Bainbridge Island

Admission:
General $23
Seniors  (62+)  $20
Students, teachers & military $15
Children 13 and under accompanied by a paying adult  $5

Tickets:

  • Online through Brown Paper Tickets on this page
  • From members
  • At our ticket outlets, Winslow Drugs on Bainbridge Island, Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, and the Kingston Chamber of Commerce

Thank you to our outlets for selling our tickets!

 

 

We invite you to the Bainbridge Chorale 43rd concert season!

Bainbridge Chorale 43rd concert season
Photo by David S. Cohen Photography

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.

Teaching kids to love singing – the Young Singers

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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 Laura Milleson,  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.

The Olympic Girls’ Choir: sharing a passion for singing

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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  the Fall 2015 class session will be held by appointment in early September, dates and times TBA

All auditions will be in Classroom 1 at  Rolling Bay Hall. Please email info@bainbridgechorale.org or call 206-780-2467 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

2014-2015 Auditions

Rehearsing for the 2013 GSCC Seattle Sings event
Photo courtesy Juris Zommers

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 info@bainbridgechorale.org, or call 206-780-2467.

Auditions for the summer session, starting April 6, 2015, will be held before the first rehearsal on Monday, April 6, starting at 5:30 p.m. at

Woodward Middle School

9125 Sportsman Club Road NE

Bainbridge Island

Thanks

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.