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Season 2017 - 2018

What Cheer!

December 9-10, 2017 (program)

  • Mateo Flecha: Riù riù chiù
  • William Byrd: O magnum mysterium
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Hodie Christus natus est
  • Heinrich Schütz: Ein Kind ist uns geboren
  • Peter J. Wilhousky: Carol of the Bells
  • Randall Thompson: Alleluia
  • William Walton: What cheer
  • Franz Biebl: Ave Maria
  • John Tavener: Today the virgin
  • Eleanor Daley: Huron Carol
  • Bern H. Herbolsheimer: Stille Nacht
  • Jeremy Kings: There is no rose
  • Joy DeCoursey-Porter: Dum spiro spero (world premiere)
  • Charles Lovekin: A Christmas Carol (world premiere)

Shall We Dance?

April 7-8, 2018 (program)

  • Aaron Copland: Stomp your foot
  • Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes
  • Ástor Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
  • J.S. Bach: Der Geist hilft
  • Charles Ives: Circus Band

Stormy Weather

June 2-3, 2018 (program)

  • Jeffery L. Ames: I’ve been in the storm so long
  • Melinda Bargreen: Big Easy on My Mind
  • William Billings: Euroclydon
  • Johannes Brahms: In stiller Nacht
  • Edward Elgar: As torrents in summer
  • Carlos Guastavino: Viento norte
  • Stephen Hatfield: La lluvia
  • Jeremy Kings: Stormy Weather (world premiere)
  • Sean Kirchner: Unclouded Day
  • Joy DeCoursey-Porter: Mondnacht
  • John Rutter: Blow, blow, thou winter wind
  • Joan Szymko: The Gift to Sing
  • Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst

Season 2016 - 2017

A Winter's Night

December 10-11, 2016 (program)

  • Karen P. Thomas: Ancient Souls
  • Abraham Kaplan: Eight Days of Chanukah
  • William Walton: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
  • William Averitt: In the bleak midwinter (world premiere)
  • Harold Darke: In the bleak midwinter
  • Cecilia McDowall: A Winter's Night

Cascadian Composers

April 22-23, 2017 (program)

  • Bern Herbolsheimer: Three Choruses from "Mark Me Twain" (world premiere)
  • Bern Herbolsheimer: Ratcoon
  • Bern Herbolsheimer: Blessed
  • Joy DeCoursey-Porter: Miserere mei Deus
  • Joy DeCoursey-Porter: There Was the One
  • Christopher Lee Fraley: He was born in spring
  • Christopher Lee Fraley: Reminiscence
  • Jeremy Kings: A Red, Red Rose
  • Jeremy Kings: There is no rose
  • Gary D. Cannon: Set me as a seal upon thine heart
  • Karen P. Thomas: How can I keep from singing?


June 24-25, 2017 (program)

  • Alice Parker: Johnny I hardly knew ye
  • Karen P. Thomas: Four Lewis Carroll Songs
    Turtle Soup / Father William / Jabberwocky / Speak Roughly
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs
    Full Fathom Five / The Cloud-Capp'd Towers / Over Hill, Over Dale
  • Jake Runestad: And So I Go On
  • Karen P. Thomas: How can I keep from singing

Season 2015 - 2016


December 12-13, 2015
Magnificat, by René Clausen; Ave Maria, by Tomás Luis de Victoria; Ave Maria, by Anton Bruckner; Bogoroditse devo, by Sergei Rachmaninov; Hymn to the Mother of Light, by Reginald Unterseher; Magnificat quinti toni, by Hieronymus Praetorius; Magnificat, by Arvo Pärt; Fair as a dove, by Sheila Bristow; Of a Rose, by Cecilia McDowall; Ave maris stella, by Edvard Grieg; A spotless rose, by Herbert Howells; Away in a manger, by Reginald Unterseher; Magnificat, by Peter Chamberlain

Rachmaninov Vespers

April 2-3, 2016
“Gold and Silver” from Love Letters, by Bern Herbolsheimer; All-Night Vigil op.37, by Sergei Rachmaninov

Shakespeare & Friends

June 4-5, 2016
Moonlight Music, by Eric William Barnum; Double, Double Toil and Trouble, by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi; A Summer Sonnet, by Kevin Olson; Oberon, by Reginald Unterseher – world premiere; Full Fathom Five, by Reginald Unterseher; Take, oh take those lips away, by Karen P. Thomas – world premiere; Slow, fresh fount, words by Ben Jonson, music by William Horsley; Never weather-beaten sail, words by Thomas Campion, music by Sir Hubert Parry; Lay a garland, words from Beaumont and Fletcher, music by Robert Pearsall; A Litany, words by Phineas Fletcher, music by William Walton; Weep, O mine eyes, by John Bennet; Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone, by John Farmer; The silver swan, by Orlando Gibbons; A Round of three country dances in one, by Thomas Ravenscroft

Season 2014 - 2015

Mighty Harmonies

December 13-14, 2014
Gaudete from Piae Cantiones, 1582; Beati quorum via, by Charles Villiers Stanford; O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf, by Johannes Brahms; Jesus Christ, the apple tree, by Elizabeth Poston; Still, still, still, by Norman Luboff; O wild west wind, by Edward Elgar; O magnum mysterium, by Tomás Luis de Victoria; Let all mortal flesh keep silence, by Christopher Lee Fraley; I wonder as I wander, American folksong arranged by John Jacob Niles and Lewis Henry Horton; Bethlehem ("While shepherds watched their flocks"), by William Billings; Judea ("A virgin unspotted"), by William Billings; Let us be merry, by Christopher Lee Fraley; Sing lullaby, by Herbert Howells; What cheer, by William Walton; O magnum mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen

Welcome Home

March 7-8, 2015
Modern Musick, by William Billings; Love Letters, by Bern Herbolsheimer; A Red, Red Rose, by Jeremy Kings; David's Lamentation, by William Billings; A Lantern Voice, by Giselle Wyers; Agnus Dei, from Missa brevis, by Christopher Lee Fraley; Euroclydon, by William Billings; Lambscapes, by Eric Lane Barnes; Frostiana, by Randall Thompson

The Importance of B

June 6-7, 2015
Though Amaryllis dance in green, by William Byrd; Laudibus in sanctis, by William Byrd; Ave verum corpus, by William Byrd; Singet dem Herrn, by Johann Sebastian Bach; Schaffe in mir, Gott, by Johannes Brahms; Five Flower Songs, by Benjamin Britten

Season 2013 - 2014

Rejoice in the Lamb

December 13-15, 2013
O Radiant Dawn, by James MacMillan; The Sycamore Tree, by Benjamin Britten; Rejoice in the Lamb, by Benjamin Britten; The Lamb, by John Tavener; Alleluya, A New Work is come on Hand, by Peter Wishart; A Boy was Born, by Benjamin Britten; A Babe is Born, by William Mathias; A Hymn to the Virgin, by Benjamin Britten; Ave Maria, by Giselle Wyers; Festival Te Deum, by Benjamin Britten; Let the people praise thee, O God, by William Mathias

And All the Earth Shall Sing

February 22-23, 2014
Three Songs of the Earth, by Giselle Wyers; To a Wild Rose, by Edward MacDowell; Hark, I hear the harps eternal, arranged by Alice Parker; Modern Music, by William Billings; Come in, by Randall Thompson; Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Randall Thompson; How can I keep from singing, arranged by Karen Thomas; Muusika, by Pärt Uusberg

The Human Heart

May 3-4, 2014
After the Winter, by Giselle Wyers; A Lantern Voice, by Giselle Wyers (world premiere performance); Love Letters, by Bern Herbolsheimer; Lambscapes, by Eric Lane Barnes; A Red, Red Rose, by Jeremy Kings; The Telephone, by Randall Thompson; A Girl’s Garden, by Randall Thompson; Choose something like a star, by Randall Thompson; David’s Lamentation, by William Billings; O my son Absalom, by Abraham Kaplan; The Human Heart, by Eric William Barnum

Season 2012 - 2013

A Light in Winter

December 8-9, 2012 (program)
The dark around us, come, by Giselle Wyers; O nata lux, by Thomas Tallis; Ave maris stella, by Edvard Grieg; Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, by J.S. Bach; Die geburt Christi, from Christus, by Felix Mendelssohn; Moon Man, by Greg Bartholomew (premiere); O Radiant Dawn, by James MacMillan; Mid-Winter Songs, by Morten Lauridsen; Lux aurumque, by Eric Whitacre

Flights of Fancy

March 16-17, 2013 (program notes)
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, by Eric Whitacre; Three Gnostic Poems, by Greg Bartholomew; Mondnacht, by Joy DeCoursey-Porter (premiere); Ascendens Christus in altum, by Tomás Luis de Victoria; Spem in alium, by Thomas Tallis (in collaboration with Sine Nomine); When rooks fly homeward, by Arthur Baynon; The Blue Bird, by Charles Villiers Stanford; Mosquitoes, by Stephen Chatman; Ezekiel saw the wheel, arranged by William L. Dawson

Far From Home

June 1-2, 2013 (program)
Motherless Child, traditional spiritual; The 21st Century, by Greg Bartholomew; De omnibus apostolis, by David Hahn; Love Letters, by Bern Herbolsheimer; A Red, Red Rose, by Jeremy Kings (premiere); I love my love, by Gustav Holst; Canticum calamitatis maritimae, by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi; Euroclydon: An Anthem for Mariners, by William Billings; Island in Space, by Kirke Mechem

Season 2011 - 2012

Two Masses: Victoria and Fraley

November 19-20, 2011 (program, concert preview)
Missa ‘O magnum mysterium’ and motets by Tomás Luis de Victoria; Missa Brevis, by Christopher Lee Fraley (premiere)

Cascadian Carols

December 17–18, 2011 (program)
Carols by William Averitt, P.D.Q. Bach, John Gardner, David Hahn, Bern Herbolsheimer, Zoltán Kodály, Norman Luboff, and Peter Wilhousky

In Memoriam

March 24–25, 2012 (program, concert preview)
Komm, Jesu, komm, by Johann Sebastian Bach; Three Shakespeare Songs, by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Versa est in luctum, by Alonso Lobo; Faire is the heaven, by William H. Harris; Peace, night, sleep, by John Muehleisen; I shall not care, by Christopher Lee Fraley (premiere)

Water Night

June 2–3, 2012 (program)
Twelfth Night and To be Sung on the Water, by Samuel Barber; Evening Song, by Jonathan David; And the Wind, by Greg Bartholomew; other works by contemporary American composers, including Kevin Siegfried and Eric Whitacre

Season 2010 - 2011


November 6-7, 2010 (program)
Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen?, by Johannes Brahms; O wild West Wind!, by Edward Elgar; Die Beredsamkeit, by Joseph Haydn; I go among trees, by Giselle Wyers; excerpts from Frostiana, by Randall Thompson


December 11-12, 2010 (program)
Christmas Day, by Gustav Holst; Blow, blow, thou winter wind, by John Rutter; In the bleak midwinter, by Harold Darke; Invierno porteño, by Ástor Piazzolla; carols arranged by Linda Gingrich


March 12-13, 2011 (program)
O primavera, gioventú dell’anno, by Claudio Monteverdi; Vårnatt, by Wilhelm Stenhammar; Sing of Spring, by George Gershwin; Spring Light, by William Hawley (premiere); Set me as a seal upon thine heart, by Gary D. Cannon (premiere)


June 4-5, 2011 (program)
Reincarnations, by Samuel Barber; excerpts from Frostiana, by Randall Thompson; Verano porteño, by Ástor Piazzolla, arranged by Oscar Escalada; William Tell Overture and Take me out to the ballgame, arranged by Linda Gingrich; The Plains, by Christopher Lee Fraley (premiere)

Season 2009 - 2010

Draw On, Sweet Night

November 14-15, 2009 (program)
Éjszaka and Reggel, by György Ligeti; Soir sur la plaine, by Lili Boulanger; madrigals by John Wilbye and John Ward; works by Samuel Barber and John David Earnest

Cascadian Carols

December 12-13, 2009 (program)
Sing-along carols arranged by David Willcocks; little tree, by Steve Heitzeg; The Lamb, by John Tavener

Mozart Requiem at Benaroya Hall

March 14, 2010 (program)
With Everett Chorale, Rainier Chorale, Vashon Island Chorale, and Sammamish Symphony, conducted by Mark Adrian

Argentina! – Music of Passion

June 5-6, 2010 (program). Featuring Greg Thomsen and Patty Leverett, tango dancers
Tangos by Ástor Piazzolla; Lamentations of Jeremiah, by Alberto Ginastera; Indianas, by Carlos Guastavino; works by Pablo Ortiz

Season 2008 - 2009

Noël – A French Christmas

December 13–14, 2008 (program)
Messe de Minuit pour Noël, by Marc-Antoine Charpentier; Quatre motets pour le tempos de Noel, by Francis Poulenc; works by Hector Berlioz and Jehan Alain; traditional French carols

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

March 21-22, 2009 (program)
in the composer’s version for piano (four hands), featuring Megan Weston, Soprano, Glenn Guhr, Baritone, and Michael Fennelly and Andrés Peláez, Piano

The Animal Kingdom

June 6, 2009 (program)
Lambscapes, by Eric Lane Barnes; works by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Aaron Copland, Thomas Ravenscroft, Joseph Haydn, Margaret Ruthven Lang, and many others

Season 2007 - 2008

Elements of the Season, of the Year

December 15-16, 2007
Lux Aeterna, by Lauridsen; Stars, Blue, Ice, by Chatman; Water Night, by Whitacre; works by Herbolsheimer, Paulus, Hampton

Love Human and Divine

March 8-9, 2008
A Boy and a Girl, by Whitacre; Ubi Caritas, by Duruflé; works by Herbolsheimer, Lauridsen, Debussy, Pinkham, Vaughan Williams

Cathedral Jubilee

May 17-18, 2008
Requiem, by Duruflé; O magnum mysterium, by Victoria; Christus factus est pro nobis, by Bruckner; works by Finzi, Schütz, Mozart, Handel

Season 2006 - 2007

Mozart Requiem

September 23, 2006
with Cascadian Chamber Orchestra, and Cascadian Soloists

Light in Winter: A Legacy of English Carols

December 9-10, 2006, with Douglas Cleveland, Organ
Hymn to the Virgin, by Britten; Fantasia on Christmas Carols, by Vaughan Williams; works by Rutter, Paulus, Herbolsheimer, Dove, Howells

Venus Rising: A Musical Celebration of Women

March 10-11, 2007, with Cascadian Singers
works by Hildegard von Bingen, Rafaella Alleotti, Fanny Mendelssohn, Lili Boulanger, Karen Thomas, Alice Parker, Ester Mägi, Giselle Wyers

Singers' Delight

April 21-22, 2007, Cascadian Singers
Songs of Farewell, by Parry; Hymn to St. Cecilia, Britten; works by Herbolsheimer, Rutter, Stanford, Whitacre, and Fauré

Italian Splendor

June 10, 2007, with Cascadian Singers
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, by Whitacre; works by Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Lauridsen, Hawley

Season 2005 - 2006

Many Cultures, One Voice

with Alison Austin, harp
selections from The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, by Tchaikovsky; tittle tree, Heitzeg; Naiman Sharag (The Eight Chestnut Horses), by Enkhbayar; selections from Latvian Bourdon Songs, by Tormis; Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, by Susa

Music in Time of War

with the Cascadian Chamber Orchestra
Mass in Time of War, by Haydn; Dettingen Te Deum, by Handel; “Five Negro Spirituals” from A Child of Our Time, by Tippet; Pūt, vējiņi, by Andrejs Jurjans; For They Shall…, by Herbolsheimer (premier)


Cascadian Singers and Cascadian Chamber Ensemble with Martin Olson, organist
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, by Bach; Psalms 22, 43, 100: Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen; Richte Mich, Gott; Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt, by Mendelssohn; Mass in G Major, by Schubert; Jephte, by Carissimi; The Godmaking of the Skies and the Earth, by Youtz; solo organ works performed by Martin Olson

Season 2004 - 2005

Eastside Art Alive!

Strands of Gold

Concert for Peace


Love Letters

Season 2003 - 2004

Genius x3

Mysteries of Heaven

Water Music

French Masterworks with Duruflé's Requiem

Season 2002 - 2003

Choral Dances: The Fairy Queen

Illuminatio: From Darkness to Light

War and Peace

Doppelgänger: Mirror Images in Music

Heaven and Earth

Season 2001 - 2002

The Art of Making Art

Seattle Turns 150: Sesquicentennial Concert

Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony and William Hawley’s Seattle

Music of the Season

O For A Muse Of Fire!

Sense and Sensibility

Brahms and Barber

"Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Barber's Agnus Dei and Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

Season 2000 - 2001

Stille Nacht - A Celebration of German Christmas Music

Faire is the Heaven - The English Revival

Berlioz Te Deum and Verdi Te Deum

Poulenc Gloria, Handel Dettingen Te Deum, Herbolsheimer Te Deum

Songs of Spring

Season 1999 - 2000

Nativité - A Celebration of French Christmas Music

Handel’s Messiah

Mozart’s Requiem

Voices of the New Millennium

Orff’s Carmina Burana

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