Fall 2024 Youth Chorale Term

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

About the Great Bend Youth Chorale:

The Great Bend Youth Chorale is a non-auditioned educational ensemble for youth 8–14 open to all regardless of skill level or training.

Led by Great Bend Center for Music’s founder, Matthew Melendez, the ensemble provides a performance-based educational experience that builds self-esteem and skills in a nurturing environment. Participating singers work to develop their literacy, ear training and vocal skills while learning masterwork repertoire usually performed in collaboration with the adult chorale in ticketed concerts.

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:

The Great Bend Youth Chorale meets in person once a week:

  • Tuesdays at 5pm: Rehearsals are held in-person at Faith Lutheran Church, 1212 Connection Street in Shelton consecutive Tuesdays beginning September 3;
  • For orchestra rehearsal, Thursday, November 21, 6-9pm;
  • For opening performance, Friday, November 22;
  • For second performance, Saturday, November 23;
  • For a matinee and live-stream performance, Sunday, November 24.


In addition to weekly rehearsals, youth choristers are expected to work independently on their musicianship, ear training and notes in-between rehearsals using practice materials and tools provided.

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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.

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