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, including newly commissioned works, to audiences throughout the Borough, while providing 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.
For the annual Winter Concert of our 2014-2015 season, Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present a program of music for Chorus and String Quartet.
Luminous Night, will feature "Elegischer Gesang" by the well-known composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, followed by works by living composers, including Ola Gjielo's "Luminous Night of the Soul," Veronika Krausas' "Language of the Birds," and Eric Whitacre's "Five Hebrew Love Songs."
The concert will conclude with a commissioned piece by Brooklyn composer, Vince Peterson, based on excerpts from "Chamber Music," a text by James Joyce.
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, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY...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! Almost three hundred music lovers filled St. Ann's (including the balconies), and we were honored with standing ovations on both nights...Have a listen below (pardon the split files)
Music of Mid-Winter
Last January, Grace Chorale performed Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata BWV65, MortenLauridsen's Mid-Winter Songs, and a commissioned work, And how was your day today?, by Brooklyn composer Lainie Fefferman.
Three very well-attended concerts took place in Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, and Park Slope.