Brazosport Choral Union to participate in German festival

Brazosport Choral Union to participate in German festival

Tue Aug 9, 2016

The Brazosport College Department of Music recently announced that the Brazosport Choral Union will travel to Berlin, Germany in June, 2017 to participate in the Luther Choral Festival.

The Luther Choral Festival 2017 - Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation is in the Reformation 500 Concert Series and is sponsored by Luther 2017 Jahre Reformation Events and the German National Tourist Board.

The invitation was extended to the Brazosport Choral Union after a recorded performance audition of last season’s "Mozart Requiem" with the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. The Brazosport Choral Union is made up of the Brazosport College Chamber Choir, College Singers and Brazosport Civic Chorus.

Members of the Chorus will travel to Berlin in June of 2017 to rehearse with other invited choirs, under the direction of internationally renowned conductor, pedagogue and Bach scholar Helmuth Rilling. The performance will take place in the Berliner Dom, the largest and most impressive cathedral in the German capital, known for many years as the “Protestant St. Peter’s,” with full Baroque orchestra and the cathedral’s historic Sauer organ.