The Valparaiso University Bach Choir is an auditioned ensemble serving the Bach Institute at Valparaiso University. Comprised of VU faculty, staff, and members of the wider Chicagoland community, the choir made its debut in the 2001 performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, and participated in the inauguration of the Bach Institute in January 2004, performing Bach's Mass in B Minor, both under the direction of Maestro Helmuth Rilling. In July 2006, the Bach Choir performed at the opening worship of the American Guild of Organists' national convention. Performing motets by J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn and two world premieres, their performance was reviewed in the American Organist as offering "flawless diction, impeccable intonation -- rich and stunning." In March of 2012 the Bach Choir performed Bach's Cantata 106 for the American Choral Directors Association Central Division's convention in Ft. Wayne.
Bach Choir Auditions for the 2012-2013 season have concluded. The Bach Choir holds regular rehearsals on Monday nights, 7:00-9:15 p.m.
To inquire about future auditions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org