40 Years of Tradition

Take a look at some of our proudest moments

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Founded in 1977

The Bismarck-Mandan Civic Chorus was founded in 1977 to promote quality choral music in the community and throughout central North Dakota.

Major Events

In 1983, BMCC performed at the regional convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Lincoln, NE.

In 1998, during the 20th anniversary season, the chorus performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The chorus has also performed at community events such as the 9/11 Memorial Service and events of national significance such as the Anne Frank Memorial.

Today

Since its inception, the chorus has expanded from a single concert to a season of four concert events, including An Evening at the Opera, An Evening on Broadway, the Christmas Concert, and the Spring Concert.

The chorus regularly performs major works with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and the Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra, including "Carmina Burana", Mozart "Requiem", Vivaldi "Gloria", Schubert "Mass in G", and concert versions of "Peer Gynt" and "Carmen".

A number of members travel from outlying areas to attend the weekly rehearsals and regular performances.A number of members travel from outlying areas to attend the weekly rehearsals and regular performances.

The Civic Chorus performs in a variety of venues including the Salvation Army Christmas Kick-off at Kirkwood Mall, state events such as the Roughrider Awards, and the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Capitol.

BMCC Directors

1977-1980 Theodor Duda

1980-1982 Mark Meecham

1982-1985 Jeffrey Brewer

1985-1986 Kevin Lambert

1987-1991 William Franke

1991-1993 Gary Walth

1998-1999 Brian Knudson (interim)

1993-present Tom Porter

BMCC Accompanists

1977-2007 Julie Schwartz

2007-2010 Ann Mischler

2010-present Diane Eichorst