Founder and Musical Director, Karla Krogstad
The Bach Children's Chorus in residence at Nazareth College, a prominent feature of two of RCO's concerts each year, has been performing since 1989. The Chorus is comprised of students ages 8 to 15 from throughout the greater Rochester area. The children, who perform from memory, have been repeatedly commended for their clear diction, musical expression, and remarkable proficiency in difficult repertoire. The 70+ singers in the Chorus practice and learn the music on their own during the time between scheduled rehearsals. The group sessions are spent fine-tuning the singers, studying the poetry, and mastering the challenges of ensemble performance.