Fall 2023 Chorale Term

The Great Bend Chorale is an award-winning, un-auditioned choral ensemble open to all, age 14 and older, regardless of skill level or training.

About the Great Bend Chorale:

The Great Bend Chorale is an award-winning, un-auditioned choral ensemble open to all, age 14 and older, regardless of skill level or training. Led by Great Bend Center for Music’s founder, Matthew Melendez, the ensemble focuses primarily on choral-orchestral programs that are performed in collaboration with professional teaching artists.

This fall the National Endowment for the Arts is funding a revival of the Chorale’s 2019 commission, “Borders” for performances and a commercial recording. This award-winning piece celebrates the welcoming nature of our Olympic Peninsula community as an emblem of the American melting pot ideal.

 

Attendance & Rehearsals:

Fall term choristers will meet:

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm: Rehearsals are held in-person in the New Community Church of Union consecutive Tuesdays beginning September 12;
  • For one choir retreat day, Saturday, October 14, 10AM-4PM;
  • For orchestra rehearsal, Thursday, November 16, 6-9pm at St. Gabriel’s in Port Orchard;
  • For opening performance, Friday, November 17 at St. Gabriel’s in Port Orchard;
  • For second performance, Saturday, November 18 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Olympia;
  • For a matinee and live-stream performance, Sunday, November 19 at Bastyr University Chapel in Seattle;
  • For at least one, and possibly two, recording sessions Monday, Nov 20 and Tuesday, Nov 21, also at Bastyr Chapel.

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07/25The Shang Sports Bar & Grill

Join us for an evening of music and fun as the Great Bend Chorale crashes karaoke night at The Shang Sports Bar in Shelton!

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07/27Shelton Timberland Regional Library

Composed in just 24 days (and orchestrated in just another three!), this talk at Shelton Timberland Library will explore how Handel’s “Messiah” became one of the most famous classical choral works ever composed and a hallmark of the holiday season.

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08/08The Shang Sports Bar & Grill

Join us for an evening of music and fun as the Great Bend Chorale crashes karaoke night at The Shang Sports Bar in Shelton!

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Sep 3 - 11/24Faith Lutheran Shelton

The Great Bend Youth Chorale is a non-auditioned educational ensemble for youth open to all skill levels and experience ages 8-14.

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Sep 3 - 11/25Faith Lutheran Shelton

The Great Bend Chorale is an award-winning, un-auditioned choral ensemble open to all, age 14 and older, regardless of skill level or training.

More Info