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NW Chamber Chorus performs ‘It’s About Time’ concerts June 8-9

May 21st, 2013 by Doree

The Northwest Chamber Chorus closes its 45th anniversary season with “It’s About Time” concerts on June 8 and 9 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N. The concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9.

This theme program with music inspired by the passing of time, includes songs by many different composers and from many different eras.

Songs about the time of day include Dawn by Eric Barnum, Abendlied by Josef Rheinberger, Esti Dal by Zoltan Kodaly, Die Nacht by Heinrich von Herzogenberg, and The Long Day Closes by Arthur Sullivan. Songs about the seasons and the time of year include The Fall by Jonathan Miller, After the Winter by Giselle Wyers, The Year’s at the Spring by Eric Barnum, O Süsser Mai (O Sweet May) by Johannes Brahms, and As Imperceptibly as Grief, composed by Tim Snyder on a poem by Emily Dickinson. Songs reflecting on the times of our lives are Jenny Kiss’d Me by Eric Barnum, I Have Had Singing by Steven Sametz, By and By spiritual arranged by Carol Barnett, Love in Grief by F.Melius Christiansen, Quick! We Have but a Second by Charles V. Stanford and Ain’t Got Time to Die spiritual by Hall Johnson.

Tickets are $22 general, $17 senior citizens, $12 students, $12 active singers; children ages 6-12 admitted free with accompanying adult. Tickets are available online, by calling 206-523-1196, or at the door.

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Interfaith Thanksgiving service at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church on Nov. 21

November 7th, 2012 by Doree

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave., is hosting an interfaith Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The service is called “Community of Light,” and features an interfaith choir, speaker Rabbi Daniel Wiener from Temple De Hirsch Sinai, and participants from local Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, and Sikh communities.

The service is free and open to all; donations will be collected for Seattle City Light’s Project Share, providing utilities assistance to neighbors in need.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Rawlings-Wright at 206-783-2350.

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Northwest Chamber Chorus performs “The Elements” concerts this weekend

June 4th, 2012 by Doree

The Northwest Chamber Chorus will perform “The Elements” concerts on Saturday and Sunday at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N. Saturday’s concert is at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday’s concert is at 3 p.m.

This program with music from around the globe and over many centuries, features songs inspired by our physical world and composed by Lauridsen, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Grau, Dawson, Grandage and Tichelli. Selections from this concert will be sung by the Chamber Chorus during their July 2012 tour to Slovakia and Hungary.

Songs about the earth include Earth Song by Frank Ticheli, Three Australian Bush Songs (Dawn, Birds, Sunset) by Iain Grandage, and Kasar Mie La Gaji (The Earth is Tired) by Venezualan composer Alberto Grau. The element of air is represented by Ezekial Saw de Wheel spiritual by William Dawson, Sure on This Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen, and Ecco mormorar l’onde by Claudio Monteverdi.

Songs with a fire theme include Fyer, Fyer! madrigal by Thomas Morely, Hotaru Koi (Ho, Firefly) Japanese song arranged by Ro Ogura, and two Fire Songs by Morten Lauridson on Italian Renaissance poems, including Se per havervi, oime and Io piango. Music with an element of water features At the River by Aaron Copland, Super Flumina Babilonis by Giovanni P. da Palestrina and Weep, O Mine Eyes by John Bennet.

Tickets are $22 general, $17 seniors, $12 students and active singers. (Children ages 6-12 are free with an accompanying adult.) You can buy tickets online or at the door.

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Northwest Chamber Chorus performs “Americana” concert at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

March 5th, 2012 by Doree

Northwest Chamber Chorus performs two “Americana” concerts in March. The first concert is on March 18 at Green Lake United Methodist Church; the second is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N.

This heartfelt program features arrangements of hymns, spirituals and folksongs from early America. Selections from this concert will be sung by the Chamber Chorus during their July 2012 tour to Slovakia and Hungary.

Arrangements of African American Spirituals include Ain’a That Good News! by William Dawson, Motherless Child by Craig Hella Johnson, Now Let Us Sing! by Gwyneth Walker, and My Lord, What a Morning by HT Burleigh. Arrangements of rousing hymns from The Sacred Harp and Southern Harmony traditions include Down in the River to Pray by Marc Hafso, The Road Home by Stephen Paulus,McKay by Carol Barnett, Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal and Wondrous Love by Alice Parker.

Also in the program are folksongs Buffalo Gals arranged by Bob Chilcott and Shenandoah arranged by James Erb, traditional hymns Praise to the Lord by F. Melius Christiansen and The Word Was God arranged by Rosephanye Powell, and American classics Circus Band by Charles Ives, Hard Times Come No More by Stephen Foster, and the Shaker song Ye Followers of the Lamb arranged by Edwin Earle Ferguson.

Tickets: $22 General Admission, $17 Senior Citizens, $12 Students, and $12 Active singers online at www.northwestchamberchorus.org or 206-523-1196. Children ages 6-12 admitted free with accompanying adult.

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