Bainbridge Sings!

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Sing along with Bainbridge Chorale members during our fifth annual summer sings series!
Join us on Monday evenings, 7 – 9 pm, July 25, August 1 and August 8 as we read through great works of  choral literature under the direction of Chorale Artistic Director Michael Austin Miller in a low-key, no pressure atmosphere. None of the rehearsals, all the fun!

Bring your own score if you have one. We will have a limited number available to borrow.

Admission $10, cash or check only at the door. Students and children free accompanied by an adult.
Grace Episcopal Church
8595 NE Day Rd
Bainbridge Island 98110

 

July 25
Requiem and Gloria  by John Rutter

August 1
Selections from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

Want to brush up on the Carmina Burana movements that we will be singing? If it’s been a while since you sang it, or you’ve never yet had the pleasure, here are some YouTube resources:

Mvt. 1 O Fortuna
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNWpZ-Y_KvU

Mvt. 2 Fortune plango vulnera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfBndz0mCGA

Mvt. 3 Veris leta facies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoq3UbFlB90

Mvt. 5 Ecce gratum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0bMxsNc7I4

Mvt. 7 Floret silva
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oF8HklJ8aQ

Mvt. 8 Chramer, gip die varwe mir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sjS8KxAjTo

Mvt. 9 Swaz hie gat umbe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXBtaQAydS0&index=10&list=PLueLMsquc1vOYuo-4WJQmG568TTU01tak

Chume, chum geselle min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLmDrLS_zKk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgAnI97g8xo&list=RDHgAnI97g8xo

Mvt. 10 Were diu werlt alle min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBUjY0VYaPo

Mvt. 22 Tempus est iocundum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvI9R16I6SU

Mvt. 24 Ave formosissima
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS0YkYSlYbs

Mvt. 25 O Fortuna (reprise of Mvt. 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNWpZ-Y_KvU

And here is the whole piece in one clip with lyrics in the original languages and English translation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO8tZXvFF94

August 8
Sneak peek at the Chorale’s December 2016 holiday repertoire

 

 

The 2016-2017 Season: 45 Years of Choral Music on Bainbridge

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

The upcoming season marks the 45th anniversary of the Bainbridge Chorale and we’re celebrating by bringing you two exciting concerts.

On December 10 and 11 we presents Sights, Songs and Sounds of the Season, a concert of new takes on familiar songs of the season, as well as premiere performances of several new works, including Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, a setting of an ancient Eucharistic chant dating back to at least 275 AD. The text, set to a French medieval folk melody, asks us to silently contemplate the miracle of the descent of Christ to earth to vanquish evil. Other repertoire includes the tender Sweeter Still by acclaimed contemporary composer Eric Barnum and Nicholas Myers’ exquisite The Winter’s Night.  We will share the stage with the Olympic Girls’ Choir as they bring us some holiday magic of their own.

In April we are excited to join the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra in a presentation of Carl Orff’s enduringly popular Carmina Burana. The the opening section, O Fortuna, is immediately recognizable, its loud, insistent choral singers and ominously percussive symphonic support having become the go-to background music in countless television commercials and movie trailers since first being introduced to mainstream media in the movie Excalibur in 1981. The text, based on poems from the 11th to 13th centuries found in the Benedictine monastery of Benediktbeuern, Bavaria “include the freshness of medieval love lyrics, exuberance of the drinking song, the zest of the sinner’s ‘confessions’, the wild humor of the hymns to gambling and gluttony, the stoic litany to Lady Luck (‘Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi’) which Orff chose to open and close his score.”[Classical Net]

The Olympic Girls’ Choir: sharing a passion for singing

Olympic Girls' Choir

 

In September 2016 the Olympic Girls’ Choir enters its third year under the baton of Artistic Director Laura Milleson. Serving girls ages eight 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 concerts.
The girls’ choir is comprised of two age groups, Encora (non-auditioned, Meet-the-Director appointment required), for girls aged eight and up, and Cantabile (auditioned) for girls 10 and up.

Auditions and Meet-the-Director appointments for the 2016-17 season will be held on Tuesday afternoon, September 6, 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.

 

Auditions for the 2016-2017 season

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

 Auditions for the 2016-2017 season will be held just before the Bainbridge Sings events, Monday evenings at 6:30 pm, July 25, August 1 and August 8, at:

Grace Episcopal Church
8595 NE Day Rd
Bainbridge Island 98110

as well as before the first rehearsal of the Fall 2016 season on September 12, starting at 5:30 pm at:

Woodward Middle School
9125 Sportsman Club Rd NE
Bainbridge Island 98110

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.