To launch our next 75 years, we will be announcing a new name in the Spring of 2023, one that puts singing at the center. This new title will reflect a new mission statement for the organization, defined by the board of directors:“to create, enrich, and transform community through singing.”
This mission embodies three important values that drive our work:
a clearer identity,
openness to an expanded repertoire and diverse audiences, and
a core belief in the power of singing to bring people together.
The Kalamazoo Bach Festival announces open auditions for the Bach Festival Chorus to perform the Brahms’ German Requiem on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Soprano, Tenor and Bass voices are invited to audition.
When and where auditions are held: December 1, 2, 3, and 4, Kalamazoo College Light Fine Arts Building, by appointment.
To schedule an appointment: Please call 269-337-7407 or email email@example.com, to schedule an audition with Maestro James Turner.
What to expect: Be prepared to sing any song of any length in any language. Some sight reading will be required. Audition will last no more than 15 minutes.
Rehearsals and Concerts: The Chorus will rehearse for Brahms’ German Requiem on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Kalamazoo College, beginning January 6. The concert will take place on May 30, 2015, 8 pm, Chenery Auditorium.
The BACH FESTIVAL CHORUS is the core of the Kalamazoo Bach Festival with a membership of 60 to 70 singers who share a love of great music. The choir performs two to three concerts a year: the annual BachFest Christmas! concert, the Bach Festival Finale concert held each year during Bach Festival Week in spring, and occasionally a third concert in the winter. The Bach Festival Chorus has performed major choral works of J.S. Bach and composers indebted to his legacy, from Mendelssohn, Mozart, Brahms and Haydn to more modern composers such as Rachmaninoff and Bernstein.