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April 25 – May 1, 2016

Vashon Island Chorale: Carmina Burana
The Vashon Island Chorale is honored to present the inaugural performances at the newly constructed Vashon Center for the Arts! The repertoire will be Carl Orff's masterpiece "Carmina Burana", featuring soloists Jennifer Krikawa, Andrew Krikawa, and Joe Farmer; pianists Linda Lee and Evan Stults; and the forces of Vashon Percussion.
South Sound Classical Choir: Spring Concert Series
Sunday, May 1, 3:00pm at St. Patrick's Church, Tacoma, WA
Tickets: By donation
Our spring program includes music from renaissance, baroque, romantic and modern periods, including pieces by Mozart, Bach, Paulus, Lauridsen, Rutter, Britten, Chesnokov, as well as selected traditional American spirituals.
Cora Voce: Cora Voce - Spring Concerts — Gabdaw & Krimmel: A Celtic Duo
Tickets: Regular-$18.00 / Seniors $15.00 / Students - Free
Colorado-based Celtic duo Beth Gadbaw and Margot Krimmel have performed together throughout the U.S., the U.K, and Ireland. Recently on Colorado Public Radio, the British folk magazine What’s Afoot writes they are “an absolute joy to listen to.” Pleasing to folk and art music fans alike, the music of Gadbaw and Krimmel is inspired by Celtic and American traditions & enhanced by the artists’ originality and creativity. The duo will perform with Cora Voce a piece written expressly for the choir.
Magnolia Chorale: The Radio Hour
Saturday, April 30, 7:30pm at Magnolia Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $12 at the door, $10 in advance, 12 and under free
Pop favorites from every decade from Cole Porter through the Beatles to recent hits.
Skagit Valley Chorale: Celebrating in Song 2016
Tickets: $16 (Reserved) $25 (Box) $14 Seniors, Students, Military, Groups (Reserved)
Join us as we mingle the artistic efforts of a chamber orchestra and the Skagit Valley Chorale. We’ll start by exploring the dance-like themes in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, performing several selections from his beautiful cantatas. We’ll then jump a couple of centuries and an ocean to explore the folk dance and jazz rhythms embodied in American music, and even feel the beat in a few popular tunes as well.
Swedish Women's Chorus of Seattle: Walpurgis Night — concert and light refreshments
Saturday, April 30, 7:00pm at Swedish Cultural Center, Seattle, WA
Tickets: tba - probably $20/adults
Come celebrate all things spring with the Swedish Club. Concert by the Swedish Women's Chorus and the Svea Male Chorus, light refreshments, and bonfires!
Joyful! Noise Seattle: "Give My Regards...." — Joyful! Noise heads back to the lights and excitement of Broadway!
Tickets: $20-adults; $15-Youth/Senior; Children under 12-free; $10 per person for groups of 10 or more
Uniquely American, our musical theater heritage has for decades told our stories – laughter, tears, love, heartache, redemption. Join us as we go back to Broadway for songs, familiar and not-so-familiar, that will engage, amuse and entertain you.

May 2–8, 2016

reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble: Architecture of Family & the Art of Self-Discovery
Tickets: $20 suggested donation
A transformative story of coming out, rebuilding family, and celebrating life together, told through documentary-style film alternating with stunning, live choral music featuring the voices of reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble, and Dave Beck, cellist. “The Architecture of Family and the art of self-discovery” is an autobiographical work conceived, written and directed by Stephen Marshall-Ward.
The Esoterics: BABBIT — Milton Babbitt centennial
Tickets: 15-25
To celebrate the centenary of the quintessential American modernist, The Esoterics will perform Milton Babbitt's entire a cappella oeuvre, including: 'An Elizabethan sextette,' 'Four canons,' 'Glosses,' 'More phonemena,' 'Music for the mass,' 'Rounds,' and 'Three cultivated choruses.'
City Cantabile Choir: Duke and the Divine
Songs drawn from Ellington's Sacred Services with Gospel great Kent Stevenson and jazz ensemble
Seattle Bach Choir: Bach Cantata Concert
Tickets: Free-will offering
This is our second annual Bach Cantata concert. We perform with professional early music singers and instrumentalists. The concert is free to the public, though we do accept donations at the door.

May 9–15, 2016

Pacific Sound Chorus: Friends And Family Show
Tickets: Donation accepted
Showcasing songs learned with guests and new members.
Cappella Romana: New Mystics from East & West
Tickets: starts at $22
Our season closes with a program of music by two important modern voices: the Greek Orthodox composer Michael Adamis and Scottish Catholic James MacMillan. The choral works of both composers share a deeply personal quality and a rare devotion to ancient chant: Byzantine for Adamis and Gregorian for MacMillan. Colorful sonorities and intricate structures five the music of each an unmistakably mystical quality.
reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble: Architecture of Family & the Art of Self-Discovery
Tickets: $20 suggested donation
A transformative story of coming out, rebuilding family, and celebrating life together, told through documentary-style film alternating with stunning, live choral music featuring the voices of reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble, and Dave Beck, cellist. “The Architecture of Family and the art of self-discovery” is an autobiographical work conceived, written and directed by Stephen Marshall-Ward.
Youth Choral Education Program: Spring is in the Air
NWAA’s youngest singers present a varied and fun show to chase away the Winter doldrums. Artistic Directors Kerstin Shaffer and Colleen Thomas-Reitsma have created a show that is sure to put a smile on your face!
Ancora: Tempus
Tickets: $13 or $11 for Students and Seniors
Ancora ventures into the realms of time: human, musical, ephemeral and eternal. Artistic Director Aimee Mell conducts a diverse program of works by Paulus, Clausen, Tavener, Parker, Papoulis and others.
Choral Arts: Immortal Fire — Music of Barnum, Bernstein, Britten and Runestad
Tickets: $25 Regular | $20 Senior | $0 Student
Maya Angelou wrote, "There is no agony like the untold story within you." In many ways, stories are more of a means than an end. We tell them in an attempt to release ourselves; to evolve and grow beyond them. We tell our stories to awaken, to inspire. To do just that, and to end a season of storytelling, Choral Arts' 2015-16 finale concert will pair masterworks by Britten and Bernstein with newly commissioned works by Eric William Barnum and Jake Runestad.
ChoralSounds Northwest: Heart of Our Song — The Musical Roots of Americana
Tickets: $20 General Admission; $25 Premium Seating; 17-&-under FREE with an adult.
We will trace the roots of Americana music to Europe and Africa and see how the old world traditions informed the early American string-band style that is becoming quite popular again. Special Guests, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons will be featured in our second act as we fiddle and pick our way through great arrangements of classics like: Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Will the Circle be Unbroken, and I’ll Fly Away.
Northwest Chorale: Northwest Chorale Presesnts Haydn — featuring Lord Nelson Mass and Part Songs
Tickets: Complimentary Admission
NWC performs Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass and Part Songs this spring. Please join us as we celebrate these wonderful pieces. Concerts are free to attend, and donations are graciously accepted with all funds going to benefit Northwest Harvest.
Northwest Girlchoir: Songs to Share — Prep Choir
We shine the spotlight on Prep Choir (grades 1-2) in this charming and joyful year-end performance.
Olympia Youth Chorus: Heart and Soul — A Celebration of American Music
Saturday, May 14, 3:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)
Tickets: $8-12
Enjoy the final performance of OYC's 21st season featuring all five choirs of Olympia Youth Chorus, singing the music of American composers.
Seattle Pro Musica: Bach - Mass in B minor
Tickets: $15-$45
Seattle Pro Musica presents J.S. Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor. We are joined by the period-instrument orchestra Pacific Musicworks with concertmaster Tekla Cunningham, Baroque trumpet virtuoso Kris Kwapis, and four stellar soloists: Kendra Colton, soprano; Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; and Charles Robert Stephens, bass. This special concert will be performed one night only — don’t miss what’s sure to be a memorable event.
Lake Washington Singers: Starlight/Starbright — Spring Dinner Concert
Sunday, May 15, 5:00pm at Redmond Senior Center, Redmond, WA
Tickets: $25 - 30 available at www.lakewashingtonsingers.org
The Lake Washington Singers present "Starbright," the second concert of the 2015-2016 "STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT" program. This concert features music from performing artists, composers and patrons who have earned Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, such as Louis Armstrong, Rogers & Hammerstein, Walt Disney, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more!
Please join us for a fun evening with great music, dinner, wine bar and dessert auction.
Northwest Girlchoir: Amore and the Seniors — Amore, Ensemble, Senior solos
Tickets: Free admission
The entire Seattle community is invited to help us celebrate and honor our graduating choristers. Enjoy senior solos, duets, the “senior song,” performances by Amore and Ensemble, and a cake reception. Free admission.
Seattle Jewish Chorale: The Shalom Arch — Jewish Music from North America
Sunday, May 15, 4:00pm at Temple Beth Am, Seattle, WA
Tickets: TBD
"The Shalom Arch" will be performed in partnership with the VSO School of Music, Orpheum Voices mixed choral ensemble. The concert will focus on music by Jewish-American and Jewish-Canadian composers of the 20th century, including Kurt Weill, Srul Irving Glick, Leonard Bernstein, & Leonard Cohen. With the inclusion of sacred and secular pieces in a wide variety of genres, and music from the Diaspora, we aim to present the depth and breadth of music by Jewish composers and from Jewish traditions.

May 16–22, 2016

Northwest Choirs: Northwest Boychoir & VocalPoint! Seattle: Vocalpoint! Seattle Spring Show — Rockin’ Tunes from Vocalpoint! Seattle, Where the Music Never Gets Old!
Tickets: Adult: $20; Senior: $15; Student: $10 ($5 on Thurs/Fri)
Kirkland Choral Society: Luminous: The Music of Ola Gjeilo
Our 2015 – 2016 season finale features the world premiere of a new work from one of the most talented composers of our time. Born in Norway, educated at Juilliard, currently residing in New York City, Ola Gjeilo has been commissioned to compose a new work for Kirkland Choral Society. The program will feature our world premiere performance, plus many “Gjeilo favorites,” from recent KCS concerts.
Lake Washington Singers: Starlight/Starbright — Spring Dinner Concert
Saturday, May 21, 6:00pm at Redmond Senior Center, Redmond, WA
Tickets: $25 - 30 available at www.lakewashingtonsingers.org
The Lake Washington Singers present "Starbright," the second concert of the 2015-2016 "STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT" program. This concert features music from performing artists, composers and patrons who have earned Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, such as Louis Armstrong, Rogers & Hammerstein, Walt Disney, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more!
Please join us for a fun evening with great music, dinner, wine bar and dessert auction.
Medieval Women's Choir: Visions in the Cloister
Tickets: TBA
It is hard for us to imagine the intense spiritual life of the medieval cloister, where mystical visions were commonplace. “Sister Books,” collections of short biographies of the cloister’s former residents, were assembled to provide an example and inspiration for younger nuns; visions figure in many of the accounts and are often associated with particular pieces of music. Join the Medieval Women’s Choir as we explore the ecstatic inner lives of medieval nuns.
Northwest Chorale: Northwest Chorale Presesnts Haydn — featuring Lord Nelson Mass and Part Songs
Tickets: Complimentary Admission
NWC performs Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass and Part Songs this spring. Please join us as we celebrate these wonderful pieces. Concerts are free to attend, and donations are graciously accepted with all funds going to benefit Northwest Harvest.
Northwest Repertory Singers: Song of the Salish Chief
Saturday, May 21, 7:30pm at Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma, WA
Tickets: $18 General Admission / $15 Senior, Student, Military / Child under 12 FREE
We once again join with Rev. Roy Wilson (narrator) to perform this amazing setting of the demise of the Salish nation after their encounters with the white man. Instrumentation includes xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, timpani, flute, double bass, and piano. NWRS last performed this work in the spring of 2007.
The Market Street Singers: The Market Street Singers Sweet '16! — A sweet way to celebrate spring in 2016
Tickets: Free admission - contributions gratefully accepted
Our annual spring concert featuring the powerful Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, as well as diverse offerings from classic Broadway to Queen. We will also premiere a new choral work by local composer Mitchell Fund. Guest artists include Aaron Norman, counter tenor.
Con Brio Women's Choir, Concord Chamber Choir: Las Americas — Columbia Choirs - Adult Concert
Sunday, May 22, 3:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)
Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Children and Seniors
Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 senior, student and veteran
Join Master Chorus Eastside in a rousing exploration of spirituals, gospel, and music of the theater, with theater veteran and gospel soloist Kevin Douglass.
Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers: Devil May Care — Elgar: From the Bavarian Highlands and Serenade for Strings; Mozart PNO Concerto #23; Composer Comp
Tickets: $10-$25 senior and students discounts
His publisher declared the Serenade for Strings “practically unsaleable,” but Elgar persisted - it was his favorite work. Mozart led a troubled and brief life, but in Vienna over a particularly happy and productive six months, he composed Figaro and three PNO concerti. Music director Clinton Smith will play his 23rd, conducting from the keyboard. Ever take a fab vacation with someone you love? Elgar’s From the Bavarian Highlands depicts the picturesque countryside he and his wife saw together.
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