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Concert Season 2017-2018


What Cheer!

The joys of Christmas are many and varied, as is the greatest of choral Christmas music. Some works here are favorites every year, such as Carol of the Bells, Biebl’s sonorous Ave Maria, and Thompson’s introspective Alleluia. We’ll also explore the late Renaissance in England, Holland, and Germany. And we’ll feature our own resident composers Bern Herbolsheimer, Jeremy Kings, and Joy Porter, plus a new work by Vashon Island-based Charles Lovekin. Join this evening of joy and wonder!

Saturday, December 9, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Church of the Holy Cross
11526 162nd Avenue NE
Redmond, Washington

Sunday, December 10, 2017
3:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
8398 NE 12th Street
Medina, WA


Shall We Dance?

It is said that music began with movement. This concert explores the various ways in which dance has been embraced by choral music. Brahms’ Liebeslieder, or “Love-Song,” Waltzes are perennial favorites. Dance was all the rage during Bach’s time, and the most dancelike of his choral motets is surely Der Geist hilft. Tangos of Piazzolla have also been arranged for chorus. For a bit of Americana, we’ll round it all out with Copland’s country-dance Stomp your foot and Ives’s rousing Circus Band.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
7:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
8398 NE 12th Street
Medina, WA

Sunday, April 8, 2018
3:30 p.m.

Church of the Holy Cross
11526 162nd Avenue NE
Redmond, Washington


Stormy Weather

Here in the Northwest we are used to dealing with the weather, so let’s celebrate it in song. Of course rain features prominently, especially in Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst and a new arrangement of Stormy Weather by Cascadian’s own Jeremy Kings. John Rutter, Carlos Guastavino, and William Billings deftly depict winds strong and calm. Two works were written in response to Hurricane Katrina by Jeffery Ames and local composer Melinda Bargreen. We will sing music by composers old and new, ranging from Brahms and Elgar to Joy Porter and Joan Szymko. And don’t worry: there is plenty of sunlight too.

Saturday, June 2, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Church of the Holy Cross
11526 162nd Avenue NE
Redmond, Washington

Sunday, June 3, 2018
3:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
8398 NE 12th Street
Medina, WA


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