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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 43rd 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. 

Grace Chorale presents A Christmas Concert featuring Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ballad of the Brown King by Margaret Bonds, and other seasonal selections
December 6th and 8th

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 Star in the East
arr. William Walker

Ballad of the Brown King
Cantata by Margaret Bonds
Text by Langston Hughes

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Michael Praetorius

 Johann Sebastian Bach

Mary Had A Baby
arr. Roland Carter

December 6 at 7:00 PM
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
157 Montague St,
Brooklyn, NY

December 8 at 3:00 PM
Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll St,
Brooklyn, NY

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and The Congressional Chorus of Washington DC Go on the Road:
Let Justice Roll: A Choir Tour
July 3 - July 7

In commemoration of The Red Summer of 1919, the two choruses traveled to Georgia and Alabama performing at
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights,
Atlanta, GA
Old Ship A.M.E. Zion Church,
Montgomery, AL
First United Methodist Church,
Birmingham, AL
…with other stops along the way:

For More Information on the Civil Rights Tour Click HERE


May 19, 2019


For our last concert of the 2018-19 Season, Grace Chorale joined forces with some of Brooklyn's finest talent and with artists who have performed with us in the past. If you missed the performance at First Presbyterian Church on Henry St. in Brooklyn Hts.
It was a rousing event.
Our friends included the following artists:
Opera on Tap
Mimi and the Podd Brothers
Chris Urquiaga 
Gay Agenda
Sam Reider and the Human Hands
Stephanie Courtney & Milton Vann - Gospel soloists
Andrew Kay

Click Here For The Full Video (scroll down to May 19)

March 1 and 3, 2019


 Commemorating the Centennial of the Red Summer of 1919

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

For Concert Notes, Click here

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