Is your regular chorus taking a break for the summer? Missing the fun of gathering to sing with your fellow choristers each week?
Get your choral fix at the Bainbridge Chorale Summer Sings, a series of three Monday evening open-to-the-public choral reading sessions.
Members of the Bainbridge Chorale and others will read through songs by American composers, including arrangements of spirituals, folk songs, Randall Thompson’s beloved Frostiana suite, Eric Whitacre’s now-classic Sleep, and others. Some music reading ability is a plus.
We’ll get a head start on the holidays with a peek at some of the Chorale holiday repertoire, including lively arrangements of classics like Jingle Bells, John Rutter’s lyrical contemporary carol, All Bells in Paradise, and a gentle and contemplative arrangement of Ave Maria by one of the most widely-revered contemporary composers, Morten Lauridsen.
If you attended the Bainbridge Chorale’s performance of Carmina Burana last April in collaboration with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, you’re aware of what a colossally entertaining work it is. Here’s your chance to take a run at the choruses in the company of Chorale singers for support. We’ll also sing the familiar works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms that rounded out the April program.
When: July 24, 31 and August 7, 7pm to 9pm
Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 NE Day Rd, Bainbridge Island
Admission: $10 cash or check only, please. Students 18 and under admitted free.
Celebrate the holidays with the Chorale on December 9 & 10 as we present Sing We Now of Christmas, a festive mix of seasonal songs, including new arrangements of traditional favorites, as well as stunning contemporary works. Along with the full 80-voice ensemble, we will showcase the men's, women's and chamber ensembles, as well as the Cantabile ensemble of the Olympic Girls' Choir.
In September 2017 the Olympic Girls’ Choir will enter its fourth year under the baton of Artistic Director Laura Milleson. Serving girls ages 7 to 14 residing on Bainbridge Island and in the Kitsap area, the girls’ choir 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 perform in the adult Chorale holiday concerts.
The girls’ choir is comprised of two ensembles, Encora (non-auditioned, Meet-the-Director appointment required), for girls in Grades 2 – 4, and Cantabile (auditioned) for girls in Grades 5 – 8.
Auditions and Meet-the-Director appointments for the 2017-2018 season will be held on:
Thursday, September 7, from 3:00 to 4:30
in Classroom 1 at Rolling Bay Hall, 10598 NE Valley Rd., Bainbridge Island
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-780-2467 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Auditions for the 2017-18 season will be held on Monday evenings, July 24, July 31 and August 7 at
Grace Episcopal Church
8595 NE Day Rd
Bainbridge Island 98110
and Monday evening, September 11, at
Woodward Middle School
9125 Sportsman Club Rd NE
Bainbridge Island 98110
For information about the audition process and membership in the Chorale, or to schedule an audition appointment, go to the Audition page, e-mail email@example.com, or call 206-780-2467.