The mission of the Bainbridge Youth Choir (formerly the Olympic Girls’ Choir) is to provide youth a transformative experience through high-quality, diverse choral music education which emphasizes teamwork, encourages self-discipline, and fosters a deep commitment to artistic excellence.
The program is designed to instill a love of music, develop musicality, and encourage a lifelong engagement with choral music.
The Bainbridge Youth Choir, inaugurated in September 2014, currently serves 35 young singers in three tiered ensembles, Encora, Cantabile, and the Chamber Choir, from Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap area. This season the program is expanding to serve both boys and girls in K-1 in the Prep Choir.
In September 2018, Angie Godfrey assumed the artistic leadership of the youth choir. Laetitia Lehman-Pearsall serves as Accompanist and Administrative Assistant for the group.
Angie has over 15 years of experience directing musical groups of all ages. While living in California’s Bay area, Angie taught music in the Cupertino Union School District. She directed music in Elementary Orff Music, middle school band, choir and musical theater. Since moving to Bainbridge Island 6 years ago, Angie has been the Music Specialist at Montessori Country School which offers
instruction to ages preschool to 6th Grade. She is also an active member in the Bainbridge Chorale.
Information about the program, how to become a member, and the 2019-2020 season is available at the Bainbridge Youth Choir website.