The Human Heart – Smiles, Tears, Laughter

It has been said that music is a language that expresses feelings that words alone cannot convey. They may be passionate, mournful, humorous, hopeful, languorous, desperate, or any number of subtle combinations. Such is the case for the music on this concert, which largely features music by local composers. A newly commissioned work by Giselle Wyers reflects the pain and hope of children in war. Bern Herbolsheimer's Love Letters reflect rapture and loneliness alike. Abraham Kaplan and William Billings address both hope and despair in death. Eric Lane Barnes's Lambscapes give a hilarious twist to an old nursery rhyme. Other works use music to delve into deeper meanings in the poetry of William Wordsworth, Robert Burns, and Robert Frost, and their understandings of the human heart.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
3605 84th Ave. SE
Mercer Island, Washington


Sunday, May 4, 2014
4:00 p.m.

Faith Lutheran Church
9041 166th Ave. NE
Redmond, Washington


Support the 50th Anniversary CD project

During the 2014-2015 season, Cascadian Chorale will reach an historic milestone rare among Seattle-area choirs: our fiftieth anniversary! In commemoration of this jubilee, we plan to make a studio recording in June 2014, for release in early 2015. What a fitting way to memorialize fifty years of beautiful music! Click here to learn more.

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Founded in 1964, Cascadian Chorale is a Bellevue-based, mixed-voice chamber choir dedicated to the performance and promotion of fine choral music. The Chorale’s membership comprises thirty-five of the greater Seattle area’s most skilled choral singers. Since 2008, Cascadian Chorale has been conducted by its Artistic Director, Gary D. Cannon. The Chorale regularly performs some of the most engaging and challenging works for chamber choir, ranging from Renaissance madrigals to Bach motets to new premieres. Cascadian Chorale performs in respected venues throughout the greater Seattle area.

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