2018 - 2019 Season Membership Auditions

Bellevue Chamber Chorus Seeks Singers!

Bellevue Chamber Chorus is holding auditions for experienced choral singers by appointment from 7 -9:30 pm on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at Bellevue Christian High School, Clyde Hill WA. (View Map)

We currently have openings for all voices but are especially in need of male voices. Auditions are conducted by Bellevue Chamber Chorus Music Director, Fred Lokken.  An accompanist will be provided.

Auditioners will be expected to:

  • Sing a prepared piece of their choice, preferably from the classical tradition
  • Demonstrate vocal range
  • Demonstrate musical proficiency via ear training, aural memory, and sight-reading exercises.

  Additional Information:

  • Rehearsals are held Tuesdays 7pm – 9:30pm, September to May in Bellevue.
  • Three required all-day Saturday retreats are scheduled for September, January, and March.

For an audition appointment, contact the Chorus at 425-522-3436, or fill out the contact form here:

2018-2019 Season Preview

December 2018

Gloria! Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks for Christmas

Enrich your holidays with the the resplendent sounds of the master composers of the 16th – 18th centuries. Featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s exciting and ever-popular Gloria, the program also includes the stirring Magnificat of Giovanni Pergolesi, and other jubilant works by Heinrich Schutz, Hans Leo Hassler, and Jan Sweelinck.

Sat. December 15, 2018, 7:30 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue

Sun. December 16, 2018, 4 pm
Lake Washington United Methodist Church, 7525 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland (please note later time)

March 2019

Choral Kaleidoscope

In this eclectic program of diverse choral styles, colors, and moods you’ll savor sacred and secular treasures by classical masters Rheinberger (Abendlied) and Grieg (Ave maris stella), American icons Howard Hanson (Psalm 150) and Randall Thompson (The Best of Rooms), contemporary composers Ola Gjeilo (Ubi caritas), Pärt Uusberg (Muusika), Rosephanye Powell (The Word Was God), and much more. Two top area high school choirs join us as special guests!

Sat. March 9, 2019, 7:30 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave S.E., Mercer Island

Sun. March 10, 2019, 3 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue

May 2019

Retrospective – A Celebration!

Don’t miss the grand finale of our anniversary season, as we present a reprise of some of our favorite classical, folk, jazz, and Broadway hits performed over the past 34 years…from Brahms to Bernstein, Mozart to Sondheim, Whitacre to Ellington, to name just a few. Plus, the public will have a voice on some of the repertoire chosen! Check our website in the months ahead for information on how to vote for your favorites, then join us for this musical celebration!

Sat. May 18, 2019, 7:30 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue

Sun. May 19, 2019, 3 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave S.E., Mercer Island