Get in the mood for the holidays with the Chorale’s presentation of Rejoice and Sing! We open the concert with J. Edmund Hughes quietly meditative combination of two traditional texts accompanied by handbells: the Latin Hodie Christus natus est, hodie Salvator apparuit (Christ is born today, today the Savior has come), with O come, O Come, Emmanuel.Traditionalists will enjoy two favorite selections from Handel’s Messiah, Glory to God and Hallelujah. John Rutter’s lively Rejoice and Sing incorporates the tradition carol text of I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In, building to a joyful crescendo in the words “For Christ is born in Bethlehem on Christmas day in the morning”. Also included are works by contemporary composers, such as Ola Gjeilo’s mysterious Tundra, featuring evocative drawn-out chord clusters that embody the essence of the winter landscape. David von Kampen’s A Cradle Hymn is an exquisitely tender meditation on the Nativity, as is Jake Narverud’s heartfelt Lunar Lullaby.
Friday, December 14, 7 pm
Saturday, December 15, 7 pm
Sunday, December 16, 3 pm
Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church
11042 Sunrise Dr NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
General admission $23
Seniors (62+) $20
Students, military, teachers $15
Children 13 and under free accompanied by an adult
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.
The final day for auditions and Meet-the-Director appointments for the Fall 2018 session is Tuesday, September 18.
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 Fall 2018 will be held on September 10, immediately preceding the first rehearsal, 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 email@example.com, or call 206-780-2467.