Grace Chorale of Brooklyn (formerly known as Grace and Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn) is a 75-member chorus based in Brooklyn Heights dedicated to the performance and promotion of choral singing in Brooklyn. Our concerts, performing partnerships, and educational outreach events offer a wide variety of choral music to audiences throughout the Borough, and provide amateur singers of varied experience the opportunity to study the art of choral singing under the dynamic and professional leadership of Music Director Jason Asbury and Assistant Music Director Matthew Henning.
We are also very proud of our commissioning program: For nearly a decade, Grace Chorale of Brooklyn has commissioned a wide variety of choral works by talented New York City composers as part of our mission to support living composers and expand the choral repertoire of the 21st century. The Chorale values our collaboration with them and the wonderful opportunity to breathe life into the work they compose for us.
Upcoming This June
Belshazzar's Feast in the Brooklyn Museum
On April 23 and 26, Grace Chorale performed "Twentieth Century British Choral Masterpieces." with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra in the Beaux Arts Court at the Brooklyn Museum. Belshazzar's Feast, a rousing cantata by William Walton, filled the Court with one of our finest performances.
GCB Past Performances:
On January 23rd, 24th and 25th, GCB performed its 2014-15 Winter Concert, Luminous Night, a program of music for Chorus and String Quartet. Ludwig van Beethoven's "Elegischer Gesang" was followed by works from living composers, including Ola Gjeilo's "Luminous Night of the Soul," Veronika Krausas' "Language of the Birds," and Eric Whitacre's "Five Hebrew Love Songs." The concert also premiered a commissioned piece by Brooklyn-based composer, Vince Peterson, based on excerpts from James Joyce's "Chamber Music".
Have a listen below:
Luminous Night - A Concert for Chorus and String Quartet was made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by the Brooklyn Arts Council.
On the weekend of November 22-23, Grace Chorale of Brooklyn performed Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni in collaboration with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn. The performances were held at St. Ann and The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights...read the reviews here and here.
Grace Chorale performed Carl Orff's masterpiece Carmina Burana on May 2nd and May 3rd to our largest audiences ever! We were honored with standing ovations on both nights...Have a listen below.