Forty-Piece Group Welcomes Students

Lincroft, NJ –Brookdale Community College announces the formation of a chorus-in-residence on the Lincroft campus. This new group is called the BROOKDALE CONCORDIA CHORALE. This chorus has been formed by inviting the Concordia Chorale to join the Brookdale community as its resident chorus. Current chorus members are now welcoming students from the BCC Voice Classes as members of the Chorale.

The Concordia Chorale has been singing the masterworks of the choral repertory since its inception in 2001. In the last 11 years the Chorale has sung 6 major oratorios by Handel, major works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Brahms and many other major figures of the standard repertory along with major works by contemporary composers.

The 40-voice Chorale rehearses and performs under the leadership of Cynthia & John Balme who are also adjunct professors at the College. Along with a steady schedule of performances around Monmouth County, the Chorale has sung at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.  The Chorale frequently performs with its companion group, the Concordia Youth Chorale.

In May of 2013 the Brookdale Concordia Chorale will collaborate with the Concordia Youth Chorale in the local premiere of THE PEACEMAKERS by the fantastically successful contemporary composer Karl Jenkins. This work received its world premiere at Lincoln Center in January 2012.