Bainbridge Chorale invites you to join us for BBQ and Bandannas, our annual gala in support of Chorale operations and the Bainbridge Youth Choir. Live music by well-known local duo Country Capers and barbecue with all the trimmings provided by award-winning chef Greg Epstein of Bainbridge Island BBQ. Live and Silent Auction, awards for the best costume (country casual to rhinestone cowboy).
Cherry Wood Smoked Whiskey Brown Sugar Glazed Ribs
Pulled Pork Shoulder & Beef Brisket Sandwiches
Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Gold Fish Cracker topping
Smokey Beans with Cilantro Garnish (vegetarian)
Celery Seed Cole Slaw (vegetarian)
Grilled Vegetable-Shiitake-Cashew Polenta with Date-Caramelized Bermuda Onion-Goat Cheese Crumble
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.
Bainbridge High School Gym
9330 High School Rd NE
Bainbridge Island 98110
Dates and times:
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 26, 3 pm
General admission: $26
Seniors (age 62+): $23
Students (over 18), Military & Teachers: $18
Youth 18 & under: FREE
And please consider supporting the Chorale during the One Call for All giving campaign that support nonprofits serving Bainbridge Island. Ticket sales provide only about a quarter of the income necessary to present our concerts, host public events like the Messiah Sing-along, and support our youth program, the Bainbridge Youth Choir. Help us keep the music coming by clicking on the link below to make a donation!
The Bainbridge Chorale is currently registered with the Washington State Secretary of State under the charitable solicitation act as required by law. The registration number 36994. More information is available at 1-800-332-4483, or www.sos.wa.gov/charities
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) .
Auditions and Meet-the-Director appointments for the Spring 2020 session are now closed. Fall 2020 auditions will be held in September, date TBA, at Montessori Country School.
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
Auditions for the Spring 2020 session are now closed. Auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be held in late summer 2020, dates TBA.
Auditions before rehearsal are 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.