The Bach Chorale
~ preserving, promoting, and performing choral music written predominantly by European composers, with a special emphasis on the music of J.S. Bach, in an effort to keep the music of the masters alive ~
The Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts. MCACA will match contributions made to the Chorale during the fiscal year 2015-2016, up to the amount of $3750.
The Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids is increasingly recognized as an ensemble catering to high-quality performances of elaborate choral and orchestral music, in a wide range of configurations. Our programming is ambitious and creative. If you are an experienced choral musician looking for opportunities to perform masterworks in a way that will musically satisfy your soul and mind, perhaps we are the perfect group for you!
We rehearse Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Central Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. Auditions are typically held during the first and second rehearsals of a new term. Our rehearsals for fall 2016 will begin on Wednesday, September 7.
There is no need to prepare any solo material -- our auditions consist of some vocalises and sight-reading.
For further information, please contact us through our auditions page.
Our Fall 2016 concert (date TBA) will include three choruses from Handel's oratorio "L'allegro, il penseroso, ed il moderato", a variety of settings of the poetry of Shakespeare, and a very unusual, vibrant Requiem by the Sicilian late Renaissance/early Baroque composer Mario Capuana.
Bach: Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich
Mendelssohn: Mitten wir im Leben sind