Thanks to all who contributed to the success of the A Taste of the Town online auction!
We are especially grateful to the merchants and donors who provided the delicious items to bid on:
Bainbridge Organic Distillers
Bon Bon Candies
Borrowed Kitchen Bakery
Coquette Bake Shop
Eagle Harbor Wine Company
Elevated Ice Cream & Candy Shop
Fletcher Bay Winery
Gloria’s Italian Restaurant
Green Pot Café
Greenwoodes Farm Organic Bakery
Island Bite Restaurant Delivery
Nirvana Indian and Nepali Cuisine
Port Ludlow Resort
Poulsbo Woodfired Pizza House
Red Cedar Café
Rolling Bay Winery
Spruce Goose Café
That’s A Some Pizza
Via Rosa 11
Zest Food Truck
We regret that this concert, originally scheduled for April 2020, has been cancelled in light of the covid-19 pandemic. Although this is disappointing news for all of us, the health and safety of our performers and audiences is our first concern. We plan to reschedule it in April 2022.
Melodious and sumptuous, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45 (A German Requiem) is not a lament for the dead, but a message of comfort and hope for the living, unique in choral history. We are excited to present this masterwork in collaboration with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and soloists Charles Robert Stephens and Janeanne Houston.
Mr. Stephens has been hailed by The New York Times as a baritone of smooth distinction. In his two decades in New York City, he has sung several roles with the New York City Opera and on numerous occasions at Carnegie Hall.
Based now in Seattle, Mr. Stephens has sung as soloist with the Seattle Symphony six times and is very active with orchestras throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the orchestras of Tacoma, Spokane, Bellingham, Walla Walla and Yakima.
He is on the voice faculty at Pacific Lutheran University and teaches privately in Seattle.
Soprano Janeanne Houston is a versatile performer, and one of the Northwest regions busiest artists. Her extensive repertoire
spans the Baroque era to the present. She has worked under the
batons of many fine conductors including Gerard Schwarz, James
DePreist, Sidney Harth, Dean Williamson, Richard Sparks, Christophe Chagnard, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Concert works that she has performed many times include Carmina Burana, Messiah, Requiems of Brahms, Verdi, and Mozart, and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. The managing and founding member of Northwest Artists and the recording label Elmgrove Productions, she has been a member of the voice faculty at Pacific Lutheran University since 1989.
In August 2019 the Olympic Girls’ Choir changed its name to the Bainbridge Youth Choir, in keeping with its expanded mission of accepting boys as well as girls into the program. Serving youth ages 5 through high school residing on Bainbridge Island and in the Kitsap area, the 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 students 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 four ensembles, Encora (non-auditioned, Meet-the-Director appointment required), for students in Grades 2 and 3, Cantabile (auditioned) for students in Grades 4 – 6, and the Chamber Choir (auditioned) for ages 12 and up, plus the newly-formed Prep Choir serving boys and girls in Grades K-1 (non-auditioned, Meet-the-Director appointment required) .
Fall 2020 auditions will be held online in September.
Please email Bainbridgeyouthchoir@gmail.com for more information about scheduling an audition.
For more information about the Youth Choir, visit their website: Bainbridge Youth Choir
Due to the cancellation of our 2020-2021 concert season, auditions will be rescheduled until a later date, depending on when we can resume normal operations.
When auditions resume they will be held at:
Bethany Lutheran Church
7968 Finch 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.