Bainbridge Chorale invites all members of the community to participate in their annual Bainbridge Sings, a series of three evenings of reading through a selection of choral masterworks. Singers of all ages and abilities may join members of the Bainbridge Chorale and other area choruses to read through, or listen to, stunning choral pieces, under the direction of professional guest conductors.
Scores will be available to borrow or bring your own score if you have one.
Come and sing or just listen!
Grace Episcopal Church
8595 NE Day Road
Bainbridge Island 98110
Dates and times:
Monday evenings July 15, 22 and 29 at 7:00 pm
Admission: $10 at the door, cash or check only.
Children and students 18 and under free.
July 15 – Mozart Vespers (Vesperae solennes de confessore)
Directed by Laurie Betts Hughes, Artistic Director of the Redmond Chorale and G# Choir of Google, vocalist and composer. Participants will have an opportunity to sing the solo sections as well as the choral movements.
July 22 – Fauré’s Requiem
Directed by Matthew Melendez, Artistic Director of the Great Bend Center for Music. Participants will have an opportunity to sing the solo sections as well as the choral movements.
July 29 – Brahms German Requiem (Ein deutsches Requiem)
Directed by Dr. Gary Cannon, Artistic Director of Cascadian Chorale, Vashon Chorale and founder of the Emerald Ensemble.
We are delighted to welcome soloists Ksenia Popova, soprano and Charles Robert Stephens, baritone.
Thanks to all who attended our spring concert, This Shining Night, on May 11 & 12!
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.
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 girls in Grades 2 and 3, Cantabile (auditioned) for girls 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) .
Auditions and Meet-the-Director appointments for the Fall 2019 session will be held after school at Montessori Country School on Wednesday, September 11.
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
We will be auditioning for the Fall 2019 session on Monday evening, September 9, between 5 pm and 6:15 pm, immediately before the first rehearsal of the Fall 2019 session.
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.