Come with us on a celestial journey through the mystery and glory of the night sky.
Contemporary composers Ēriks Ešenvalds, Morten Lauridsen, Daniel Gawthrop and others explore our relationship with the heavens as a source of solace, inspiration and joy.
A special feature of the concert will be the premiere of a new composition by Genevieve Persen, You’ll Find Me. Persen, who is a member of the Chorale as well as a composer, says of this work:
“This piece is written for Mary Kouyoumdjian, a composer and a close friend, who suddenly lost her fiancé, Matt Marks, a year ago, on May 11, 2018. Matt was also a well-known composer and musician. Together they created beauty in their music and in their community, celebrating and encouraging other artists to write fearlessly and authentically and to support one another…I sought advice and further help from local poet Kelly Austin McClung, who imbued confidence into what I had presented and contributed many of the beautiful ideas in this piece. I am very grateful to Kelly for her reassurance and thoughtful creativity, and also to Michael Miller for his editing and conducting prowess. Here, again, Matt and Mary have managed to create musical collaboration without even knowing it.”
The concert culminates in John Rutter’s luminous and gently consoling contemporary classic, Requiem, leading us to rest in eternal light.
Saturday, May 11, 7 pm
Sunday, May 12, 3 pm
Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church
11042 Sunrise Drive NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
General admission – $23
Senior (age 62+) – $20
Student, military & teacher – $15
Children 13 and under accompanied by an adult – free
Tickets are available now online at Brown Paper Tickets:
Tickets will also be available in April at Dana’s Showhouse, 194 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, and from Chorale members.
Support the Chorale!
Ticket sales provide only a quarter of the income required to support Chorale operations. If you’d like to help us keep the music coming and support our youth program, please consider making a gift to the Chorale through the One Call for All annual campaign.
Thanks to all who participated in and attended the Messiah Sing-along! We were delighted that several student musicians joined the orchestra for the first time, sharing their talents with the ensemble. A highlight of the event was the beautiful work by soloists Susy Wingate, Julia Benzinger, Will Gardner and Jonathan Silvia.
In September 2018 the Olympic Girls’ Choir welcomed newly-appointed Artistic Director Angie Godfrey and Girls’ Choir Accompanist Laetitia Lehman-Pearsall. Serving girls ages 7 through high school 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 Family Holiday Concert, and in various other venues on the Island.
The choir is comprised of three ensembles, Encora (non-auditioned, Meet-the-Director appointment required), for girls in Grades 2 and 3, Cantabile (auditioned) for girls in Grades 4 – 6, and the Chamber Choir (auditioned) for ages 12 and up.
Auditions and Meet-the-Director appointments for the Spring 2019 session will be held after school at Montessori Country School on Tuesday, January 8.
Please email OlympicGirlsChoir@gmail.com for more information about scheduling an audition.
For more information about the Girls’ Choir, visit their website: Olympic Girls’ Choir
Auditions for the Spring 2019 session are now closed. We will be auditioning for the Fall 2019 session during late summer 2019 and before the first rehearsal of the Fall 2019 session. Please check the website for updates.
Auditions before rehearsal are held at:
Woodward Middle School
9125 Sportsman Club Rd NE
Bainbridge Island 98110
For information about the audition process and membership in the Chorale, go to the Audition page, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 206-780-2467.