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.