The ninth annual Messiah Sing-along was great fun for everyone! Special thanks to soloists Susy Wingate, Jennifer Nehr, Matthew Blegen, Eric Blegen, and the Messiah Festival Orchestra for volunteering their time for this event.
“Jazz Mass is a collaborative project Rick Bean and I composed beginning in 2015 for the sole purpose of bringing classical choral and working jazz musicians together. Often when a choral group sings jazz, it’s performed with the group’s regular accompanist and a soloist from within the group. This work asks choirs to invite community jazz artists into a partnership of equals.”
For this performance the Chorale will collaborate with iconic Seattle jazz vocalist, Greta Matassa, one of the most talented singers working in jazz today. Voted “Northwest Vocalist of the Year” by Earshot Jazz seven times in 15 years, she was honored with a lifetime achievement award and inducted into the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014. Rick Bean, the co-composer and jazz pianist will share his extraordinary talent with us for these performances as well.
In September 2017 the Olympic Girls’ Choir entered its fourth year under the baton of Artistic Director Laura Milleson. Serving girls ages 7 to 14 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 holiday concerts.
The choir is comprised of two ensembles, Encora (non-auditioned, Meet-the-Director appointment required), for girls in Grades 2 – 4, and Cantabile (auditioned) for girls in Grades 5 – 8.
Auditions and Meet-the-Director appointments for the Spring 2018 session will be held on:
Tuesday, January 9, from 3:00 to 4:30
in Classroom 1 at Rolling Bay Hall, 10598 NE Valley Rd., Bainbridge Island
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-780-2467 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Auditions for the 2018 Spring session will be held on Monday evening, January 8, 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 schedule an audition appointment, go to the Audition page, e-mail email@example.com, or call 206-780-2467.