A Jazz Age Gala to DIE for!

To celebrate our upcoming trip to perform at Carnegie Hall, we’ll be turning Alderbrook Resort’s ballroom into a supper-club speakeasy known for its entertainment. In addition to live music, three courses prepared by Alderbrook Resort’s spectacular culinary team, and cash bar, the evening will also feature an array of casino games, a small silent auction, and a raffle to win a trip for two to join us in New York City for the Great Bend Chorale and Youth Chorale’s Carnegie […]

Join choir!

Rehearsals for the Great Bend Chorale and Youth Chorale resume on Tuesday, February 12 for our spring term – which is also our Carnegie Hall term! We’ll be singing some amazing music from new composers, including a world premiere commission, and some fun folk settings we’ll sing in the Forest Festival parade! Singers age 14 and up are welcome to join the Great Bend Chorale which rehearses Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:15pm (at the New Community Church of Union) by clicking here! […]

Great Bend Invited to Carnegie Hall!

In the past six years, ensembles led by local conductor Matthew Melendez have received some remarkable invitations. In 2012, the first ensemble Melendez founded, the Anna’s Bay Chorale, was invited to perform Handel’s “Messiah” at Lincoln Center based on the strength of 2010 and 2011 Shelton performances of the work under his baton. In 2015, with just a few weeks’ notice, the Seattle ensemble he led for three years as executive director (and still performs with), Choral Arts Northwest, was […]