THE HISTORY OF THE BRISTOL CHORALE
The Bristol Chorale was founded in 2022 by Stephen Fallon, in partnership with several members of the recently disassembled Williams Chorale, following the untimely loss of their beloved director, Peter Williams. The purpose and values of the chorale remain consistent to those held in years past.
The Bristol Chorale is directed by Earl Raney, and meets Tuesday nights in Attleboro. Contact us if you are interested in joining the chorale.
The Bristol Chorale of Massachusetts is comprised of the talented singers from over twenty surrounding communities. “Our members revel in friendship and fun as we explore a wide range of music spanning classical masterworks to new compositions and pops!” Says Conductor Raney. The Bristol Chorale continues to advance the grand tradition of community choral singing, combining musicality with a joyful spirit. As a service to the community, the BCMA offers performances with orchestra several times each year, continuing to further enrich the region's cultural community and provide the opportunity for gifted singers to explore a diverse repertoire, including traditional classical, folk, and pops repertoire as well as new compositions.
Previous to the Bristol Chorale, there was The Williams Chorale which was established in the spring of 1993, with the purpose of 1) To provide the Attleboro, MA area with the opportunity to experience quality choral productions;
2) To offer Attleboro, MA area residents the opportunity to sing in a quality choral organization.
Members of The Williams Chorale were from the greater Attleboro, MA area, however, this is not a requirement for membership. Audition for membership was open to all who share a love for music and singing. The Chorale was a nonprofessional group with professional standards. They looked for individuals who were willing to commit to the goal of performing the best choral presentation possible. The Chorale strived for the growth of the organization as well as our individual members.
The Williams Chorale held two concerts each year: a Christmas Concert and a Spring Concert. Performances included works from the classical to spiritual to popular standards. Concerts were recorded live and are available for purchase.
The Chorale was also a social group.
The Williams Chorale relied heavily on the support of its members, families, friends, patrons of the arts, area businesses and grants to carry out our mission to produce choral presentations of the highest caliber.