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ABOUT US

Sharing our passion for the art of distinctive choral singing with the greater Milwaukee community

The Bach Chamber Choir was founded in Milwaukee in 1969 and has performed continuously in the Milwaukee area since then. Our choir performs music from the medieval to the modern classics and beyond.

The group consists of amateur, student, and professional musicians who present concerts throughout the season. The singers audition in order to become part of the ensemble. The music is free and we strive to keep the yearly dues affordable.

Our director and accompanist are professional musicians and are our only paid staff members.

2024-2025 CONCERT SEASON

FALL CONCERT

Date: Sunday, October 20, 3:00PM


Location:

All Saints' Cathedral   

818 East Juneau Ave.

Milwaukee, WI

Major Work

Thomas Tallis:

"Lamentations of Jeremiah"

 

...and other selections

SPRING CONCERT

Date: Sunday, April 27, 3:00PM 


Location:

TBD

Encore Performance

Site, Date, and Time TBD

Major Work

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 

"Solemn Vespers"

...and other selections

With Chamber Orchestra

EPIPHANY CONCERT

Date: Sunday, January 5, 2:00PM


Location:
Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church

1529 Wauwatosa Ave.

Wauwatosa, WI


Major Work

Benjamin Britten:

"A Ceremony of Carols"

...and other joyful music of the season

*With Harp*

THE DIRECTOR: JONATHAN KIM

JONATHAN KIM

Jonathan Kim became the Music Director of the Bach Chamber Choir in the spring of 2020. He is also the choral music teacher at Harborside Academy in Kenosha, WI.

 

Jonathan has conducted a variety of choirs and orchestras, from college-level to Grammy-nominated professional choirs, including True Concord: Voices & Orchestra, based in Tucson. He has also conducted internationally in locations such as the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, and the State Opera House in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

 

An active performer, Jonathan has sung with Opera Pacific in California, has been resident artist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and has recently been the bass soloist for the Green Bay Civic Orchestra's performance of Verdi's Requiem and the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay's performance of Handel's Messiah.

 

Jonathan is currently pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting with a doctoral minor in vocal pedagogy at the University of Arizona. He earned his master of music degree in choral conducting at the University of Notre Dame, and his bachelor of music degree in vocal performance at the University of California, Irvine.

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The Bach Chamber Choir of Milwaukee

The Bach Chamber Choir of Milwaukee

The Bach Chamber Choir of Milwaukee
"Gloria" by Antonio Vivaldi - Performed by the Bach Chamber Choir & Orchestra of Milwaukee

"Gloria" by Antonio Vivaldi - Performed by the Bach Chamber Choir & Orchestra of Milwaukee

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"Mass No. 2 in G Major" by Franz Schubert Performed by the Bach Chamber Choir & Orchestra of Milw.

"Mass No. 2 in G Major" by Franz Schubert Performed by the Bach Chamber Choir & Orchestra of Milw.

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"Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens" by Maurice Duruflé Performed by Bach Chamber Choir of Milw

"Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens" by Maurice Duruflé Performed by Bach Chamber Choir of Milw

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CHOIR FOR HIRE

The Bach Chamber Choir is available to provide music for any occasion - including weddings and other church celebrations, funerals and celebrations of life, holiday gatherings, and private parties - in the metro-Milwaukee area. The choir’s repertoire is very diverse - ranging from spirituals to music for a high mass, and from soothing a cappella pieces to lush, accompanied works.

Additionally, the Bach Chamber Choir Carolers – adorned in beautiful and authentic Victorian costumes – are available for holiday parties of any size! Our premier caroling group has performed Christmas favorites at many annual traditions: Christmas in the (Third) Ward, the Town Tree Lighting at The Corners of Brookfield, the Resident Holiday Party at St. John’s on the Lake, as pre-show artists for the MSO Holiday Pops performance at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, company and church Christmas parties, and holiday gatherings at private residences. We even sang carols and the National Anthem for a Milwaukee Bucks game!

To contact us about availability and rates, please e-mail bachchamberchoir@gmail.com or call 414-319-9816.

SING WITH US!

 

Auditions will be held August 13!

Our friendly, informal auditions take place with our director, Johnathan Kim at Nativity Lutheran Church – 6905 W. Bluemound Road, Wauwatosa. You’ll do vocalizing - scales and testing the range - and sing some familiar songs. Feel free to bring a prepared piece, although it is not required. 


E-mail bachchamberchoir@gmail.com or call 414-319-9816 to schedule a time, or to ask any questions. 


Rehearsals also take place at Nativity Lutheran Church. We practice every Tuesday, 7-9 pm, mid August to mid April, (with breaks after concerts and for holidays). We typically sing 3-4 concerts per year – in the fall, at Epiphany and in the spring (see Current Concert Season, above). We also sing Christmas favorites as the Bach Chamber Choir Carolers, dressed in authentic Victorian costumes (not a required activity, but a really fun one!).

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CONTACT US

We look forward to hearing from you! E-mail bachchamberchoir@gmail.com, call 414-319-9816, or send us a message here. And don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this page!

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DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED!

The Bach Chamber Choir's main source of income is ticket sales. A variety of other fundraising functions such as raffles and auctions supplement our income from ticket sales, as well as performances at holiday parties, masses, weddings and other functions outside of the concert venue. Private contributions are also an important source of income. All revenue generated goes directly to the support of the choir.

We keep our advertising and promotional expenses to a minimum, and volunteers handle all our administrative work. The Board of Directors works with the Music Director to set the general artistic direction of the ensemble. The Board provides the organizational and financial direction for the ensemble, as well.

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