community made through music

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn is an 85-member chorus based in Brooklyn Heights dedicated to the performance and promotion of choral singing in Brooklyn. In this our 42nd year, GCB concerts, performing partnerships, and educational outreach events continue to offer a wide variety of choral music to audiences throughout the Borough, and to 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 Matt Podd.

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. 


In conjunction with Black History Month, Grace Chorale of Brooklyn presents:

Commemorating the Centennial of the Red Summer of 1919, Cameron McWhirter, author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America, in conversation with David L. Smith.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:00pm Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church 85 S. Oxford St, Brooklyn
Admission is free to the public.

This Fall/Winter Season

March 2019: A Long Dark Shadow:
Commemorating the Centennial of the Red Summer of 1919

On March 1st and March 3rd, GCB will be presenting their second concert of the Fall/Winter Season:
 Commemorating the Centennial of the Red Summer of 1919

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And They Lynched Him On A Tree
by Composer William Grant Still (1895-1978) with text by Katharine Biddle
performed by

 Grace Chorale of Brooklyn; Jason Asbury, Music Director
Brooklyn College Symphonic Choir and Conservatory Singers; Malcolm J. Merriweather, Conductor;  
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn - Eli Spindel, Artistic Director
with Malcolm J. Merriweather, Guest Conductor

George Walker’s Lyrics for Strings Performed by
The String
Orchestra of Brooklyn
Eli Spindel, Artistic Director

The Premiere of a new GCB Commissioned work:
A Stone to the Head: The Death of Eugene Williams

by composers
Flannery Cunningham and Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa
Jason Asbury, Conductor

Concert Dates: Friday, March 1st at 7:00pm and Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00pm; St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St., Brooklyn


On November 9th and 11th, GCB presented their first concert of the Fall/Winter Season:

O frondens virga by Hildegard von Bingen (1090-1179)
Requiem by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) 
Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).
Musica Mystica included an organist, 150 singers from both Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and the Saint Ann's School High School Chorus, and was accompanied by the Saint Ann's Consort.
 Peter Kendall Clark, baritone
Morissa Pepose, soprano

Jason Asbury, conductor

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