Chattanoooga Bach Choir and Orchestra Delighting audiences with Classical and Baroque choral music since 1985

About the Choir

Established in 1985 by conductor James Greasby, the Chattanooga Bach Choir provides an opportunity to sing lesser performed choral works of the Baroque period and choral-orchestral masterworks and chamber choral music of all periods. The choir’s repertoire includes over twenty-five of Bach’s cantatas, motets and oratorios, including most of the early Bach cantatas, all six of the late Haydn masses, and numerous anthems by Henry Purcell and other English composers. The group has also performed masterworks by contemporaries of Bach such as Hammerschmidt, Telemann, Handel and the music of French composers, most notably Faure and Durufle’; its thirty year performance history comprises the works of over sixty composers. The Bach Choir performed with the Tennessee Chamber Orchestra in 2006, premiering a piece by Tennessee composer Christopher Tew, and sang as the featured choir at the Bach Festival in Rome, Georgia, in 2007. In 2009, the choir performed for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Tennessee state convention. The choir draws members from diverse backgrounds and occupations: its ranks include teachers and attorneys, homemakers, music professors, church musicians, business managers, computer consultants, a priest, a physical therapist, a pipe organ technician, a painter, an engineer, and a retired military officer!

Choir Members

Lindsey Brown
Gennevieve Brown-Kibble
Leah Cooksey
Luisa DiBernardo
Carol Doucette
Brittany Duggan*
Sarah Marczynski
Laura Riggs
Anne Sauser
Dabney Carden
Laurie Cooper*
Emily Halbert
Rita Heckrotte
Esther Myers
Charlene Schwenk
Peter Cooper
Misael Dominguez
Steven Russell
Robert Sauser*
Thomas Alford
Stephen Hawkins
Ben Johnson*
Kevin Kibble
Gary Mauldin
Michael Myers
Sandy Shaw
Paul Smallman
Jamie Stone

*section leader

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