Under the direction of Ron Greidanus, and conducted by him from the harpsichord, the Georgetown Bach Chorale offers a unique combination of choral, orchestral and solo works in a variety of settings. The group specializes in Baroque repertoire, performed with musicians playing period instruments but also explores music from other eras.
The 2009-2010 season offers five concerts. Two are held in a private home.
In anticipation of a trip to Austria in the winter of 2010 to perform Handel’s Messiah for audiences there the season includes two exciting and innovative fundraising events.
The Chorale embarks on its new season by hosting its first fundraiser event in October. The evening will combine a gourmet meal with marvelous music where guests will be both served and entertained by members of the choir.
The season continues with performances of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful, byzantine-style St. Elias Ukranian Church in Brampton. The ever popular Christmas concert combines traditional music with readings that evoke the spirit of the season followed by a lavish reception – all in a beautifully decorated home. The choir returns to the Croatian Church in Norval, utilizing its impressive acoustics to sing music composed for performance in the ancient cathedrals of Europe. Beethoven and Chopin’s compositions are featured in the March Chamber Music concert and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons will be the highlight of the April concert.
To end the season in style, the second fundraiser event will be held in May. An exciting live auction of concerto movements will determine the program of the evening. Two fearless and accomplished pianists, Ron Greidanus and Kathryn Tremills will perform the winning bids from memory.
We look forward to having you join us!
The Chorale will repeat two concerts (Handel’s Messiah and Ecclesiastic Compositions) as part of the Caledon Concert Series in Caledon East.