Take a look at some of our proudest moments
The Bismarck-Mandan Civic Chorus was founded in 1977 to promote quality choral music in the community and throughout central North Dakota.
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.
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.
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
1977-2007 Julie Schwartz
2007-2010 Ann Mischler
2010-present Diane Eichorst