Formed in 2002 by music director James Bagwell, Bard College Chamber Singers is an auditioned choir of Bard students and alumni/ae from all programs of the College. In the past few seasons they have performed Arvo Pärt’s Magnificat, Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, and Mozart’s Requiem in concert at the Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater. During the spring of 2010, the group filled the role of the chorus in the Bard College Graduate Vocal Arts Program’s performances of two original operas, David Little’s Vinkensport and Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt, as well as Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges. In October 2012 they performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra, and in December joined the Bard College Symphonic Chorus in Beethoven’s Mass in C.
The Bard College Chamber Singers will be performing with The Orchestra Now on Apr 6 & 7, 2019 and previously performed with The Orchestra Now on Apr 14 & 15, 2018; Oct 21 & 22, 2017; Apr 8 & 9, 2017; Feb 25 & 26, 2017; Apr 9 & 10, 2016; and Apr 1, 2016.