Kitsap Great Give

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Ahead by Giving Ahead

Jump to the front of the line for the Kitsap Great Give! This year you can preschedule your charitable donations for Kitsap most impactful fundraising campaign on Tuesday, May 2.

What is the Kitsap Great Give?

The Kitsap Great Give is a 24-hour online giving event organized by the Kitsap Community Foundation and its partner, the United Way of Kitsap County. The Great Give supports nonprofits in Kitsap County. From feeding hungry families to helping senior citizens stay connected to bringing arts and cultural events to our community, these organizations provide valuable services and resources to all members of our community.

 Support the Bainbridge Chorale

The Chorale has been a proud participant in the Great Give since its inception. Donations to the Bainbridge Chorale received during the Great Give help us to present major musical events like last weekend’s collaborative presentation of Carmina Burana, with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra. As well, the Chorale encourages community members to join them in popular events like the annual Messiah Sing-along and Summer Sings. Thanks in part to Kitsap Great Give funding, our youth program, the Olympic Girls’ Choir, is able to provide tuition assistance to girls who would otherwise be unable to participate.

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Donate here to support the Bainbridge Chorale!

Sacred & Profane: Carmina Burana

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Thanks to everyone who attended Sacred & Profane: Carmina Burana and to all those whose energy and dedication over the course of two years made this collaborative venture possible:
Music Directors Michael Miller, Wes Schulz and Laura Milleson, the singers of the Chorale and the Olympic Girls’ Choir,  the musicians of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, soloists Jessica Milanese and Paul Karaitis, the Bainbridge Performing Arts staff, front-of-house volunteers, Bainbridge High School custodial staff and many others who provided behind the scenes support.

Thank you!           

The 2017-2018 Season

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.

 

Journey with the Chorale from Darkness Into Light on April 21 & 22, a program reflecting the eternal cycle of death, rebirth and renewal as winter ends followed by spring's renewal of light and life.

The Olympic Girls’ Choir: sharing a passion for singing

Olympic Girls' Choir

In September 2016 the Olympic Girls’ Choir entered its third year under the baton of Artistic Director Laura Milleson. Serving girls ages eight to fifteen 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 perform in the adult Chorale holiday concerts. This year, the Cantabile ensemble will join the adult Chorale and the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra in a collaborative performance of Sacred & Profane: Carmina Burana in April 2017.

The girls’ choir is comprised of two ensembles, Encora (non-auditioned, Meet-the-Director appointment required), for girls aged eight and up, and Cantabile (auditioned) for girls 10 and up.
This season we are delighted to welcome Patrick Dalrymple as accompanist for the ensembles. Patrick is also a new member of the Bainbridge Chorale and teaches choir classes at Woodward Middle School and Bainbridge High School.

Auditions and Meet-the-Director appointments for the 2017-2018 season will be held on in September 2017 in Classroom 1 at Rolling Bay Hall.
Please check this page in August 2017 for exact dates and times.
Please email info@bainbridgechorale.org or call 206-780-2467 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

Auditions for the 2016-2017 season

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

Auditions for the Spring 2017 are now closed. Auditions for the 2017-18 season will be held in August and early September, exact dates and times TBA 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 apply for an audition, appointment, go to the Audition page, e-mail info@bainbridgechorale.org, or call 206-780-2467.

Thanks

Many thanks to our sponsors who support our productions, operations and outreach activities:

Rotary of Bainbridge Island, Town & Country Market, Bainbridge Community Foundation, One Call for All, and The Resort at Port Ludlow

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Bainbridge Community Foundation

One Call for All

The Resort at Port Ludlow