Spring 2020 Concert
The Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids, together with an instrumental ensemble of area musicians, will present its spring concert on Saturday, April 25th, 2020, at 7:30 pm, at Central Reformed Church, 10 College Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503. The program will include J. S. Bach's famous Easter cantata "Christ lag in Todes Banden" BWV 4, Kyrie and Gloria from a rarely performed Mass by Alessandro Scarlatti, a sprightly and expressive setting of Psalm 117 by Telemann, as well as a selection of contemplative pieces by Vaughan Williams, Beethoven, and Saint-Saëns. A guest soloist, accompanied by our instrumental ensemble, will play an organ concerto by Handel.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale in March, and may be ordered using the ticket form on our website. All online and mailed ticket orders for this concert must be received by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 21. We encourage our patrons whose custom it is to purchase tickets online or via mail order to do so early.
Any purchases after April 21 can be made at the door. The night of the concert, doors will open at 7:00 pm.
Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors (62+), and $8 for students with ID. Credit cards will be accepted for purchases at the door.
The Bach Chorale has openings for experienced choral musicians in all sections. We rehearse Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Central Reformed Church in downtown Grand Rapids. Our rehearsals for spring term 2020 will begin on February 19.
Auditions will be held at the beginning of the new term, and consist of some vocalises and sight-reading. If you wish to join us, please contact Martin Werner via the contact form.
The Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids is honored to be the recipient of a prestigious grant from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts for the fiscal year 2018-2019. This type of grant results in awards from MCACA that match contributions made to the Chorale during that fiscal year, up to the amount of $3400.
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