Spring 2019 Concert
The Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids and a chamber orchestra of area musicians will present its Spring 2019 concert at 7:30 pm on Sunday, April 14th, at Central Reformed Church, 10 College NE in downtown Grand Rapids. The two main pieces on the program will be Bach's cantata "Himmelskönig, sei willkommen", BWV 182, featuring the Bach Chorale, and one of his most meaningful solo cantatas, the "Kreuzstabkantate", BWV 56. The bass soloist will be John Scheid.
Beside these two magnificent masterworks, there will be a selection of chorales from Bach's Passions. Also on the program: "Te Deum" by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger. For an orchestral highlight, we will perform a sparkling string symphony by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Divertimento in D major, K. 136.
After March 1, tickets may be ordered using our Purchase Tickets and CD page; they will also be available at the door. Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors (62+), and $8 for students with ID. Credit cards, cash or checks will be accepted.
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 2018-2019, up to the amount of $3400.
The Bach Chorale is continuing to establish itself as a premier choral ensemble dedicated to performing significant works of the choral and choral/orchestral repertoire.
While we have openings for all sections, we are particularly interested in sopranos and tenors. Applicants should be passionate about performing elaborate, challenging pieces in an ensemble whose purpose is to offer high-caliber performances to a discerning audience.
Experienced choral musicians are cordially invited to join us. Auditions will be held in February. To indicate your interest in joining us and for further information, please contact us through our auditions page.
We rehearse Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 at Central Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. Our rehearsals for spring 2019 will begin on February 20.
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 ~
Bach: Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich
Mendelssohn: Mitten wir im Leben sind