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Bach Children's Chorus

Nazareth College Friends of the Bach Children's Chorus
Rochester , NY , 14618
Phone: 585.442.0800
43° 7' 0.1668" N, 77° 33' 32.544" W
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Karla Krogstad
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The Bach Children's Chorus, in residence at Nazareth College, is Western New York's most respected children's chorus. The choir performs with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, and others. Chorus tours annually in the spring. Rehearsals once a week on Saturday mornings. Auditions typically in spring, but it is possible to join mid-year.

The Bach Children's Chorus in residence at Nazareth College is western New York's most respected children's classical music ensemble. The chorus appears regularly with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, and other area ensembles. The girls and boys in the group range in age from 8 to 16 and are well known in Rochester’s arts community.

The BCC selects its members through auditions from spring through summer for the following academic year. These auditions are held at Nazareth College. The process begins by attending an audition information meeting. Please email to schedule an audition.

Students in the Bach Children’s Chorus receive exceptional vocal training, attend classes in music theory, and learn to appreciate many types of music. In addition, students have a wonderful time making friends and interacting with peers who have similar interests. Experiences throughout the year range from formal concerts, to sporting events, seasonal parties, and team building activities. The children meet weekly for rehearsals throughout the academic year.

The chorus tours annually, usually during spring break. They have sung at many exciting venues including the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and in Williamsburg, Virginia. This spring, the chorus sang the National Anthem in Fenway park for the Boston Redsox. Last spring they sang in Carnegie Hall in NYC with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

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