The mission of the Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids is to preserve, promote, and provide high quality performances of choral music predominan...
The mission of the Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids is to preserve, promote, and provide high quality performances of choral music predominantly by European composers, with a special emphasis on the music of J. S. Bach, in an effort to keep the music of the masters alive, and to make this available for lovers of classical choral music. In 1997 a group of twenty-four select singers was assembled to perform under the leadership of our conductor, Dr. Martin Werner, for the first biennial Grand Rapids Bach Festival. Under the name “The Bach Chorale of St. Cecilia Music Society”, this group continued its activities first under the sponsorship of St. Cecilia Music Society, and since 2009 as an independent non-profit music organization as “The Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids” (BCGR). Some of the music found on this channel was supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Find us on the web at: www.bachchoralegrandrapids.org.