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Concert Season 2001-2002

The Art of Making Art

The Chorale’s 20-voice chamber choir, Cascadian Singers, kicks off our 38th season with a peek into the world of creating and performing great choral music, set in one of the Eastside’s most intriguing new performance venues. This unique performance includes a live dress rehearsal for the public and a hosted pre- and post-concert reception to meet the Director, fellow audience and ensemble members.

Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 7:30 pm
Bellevue Art Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue


Seattle Turns 150: Sesquicentennial Concert

With the Seattle Choral Company

This special celebratory performance in Benaroya Hall features sections of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony and the world premiere of William Hawley’s Seattle, a commissioned work based on the famous 1854 Treaty Oration of Chief Seattle. This exciting collaboration in the Northwest’s premiere concert hall is sure to thrill audience and singers alike.

Sunday, November 4, 2001 at 7:00 pm
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Benaroya Hall
200 University Street, Seattle


Music of the Season

Vivaldi’s masterpiece is paired with a festival of Yuletide carols as the full chorale and the Cascadian Chamber Orchestra bring the glory of the holiday season to new life. Special highlights include two works by composer-in-residence Bern Herbolsheimer. "Aye, sing we now!" the music of the season!

Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 7:30 pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
84th Avenue NE & NE 12th Street, Medina

Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 3:00 pm
Sacred Heart Church
9442 NE 14th Street, Clyde Hill


O For A Muse Of Fire!

Music of the Poets
Great poetry has inspired the world’s musicians for eons, from Ancient Greece to the current day. Now the Cascadian Singers transform timeless verses, bringing new expression to the works of Shakespeare, George Herbert, William Blake and others. Hear these deathless words in sublime settings composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Tavener, and Cascadian composer-in-residence Bern Herbolsheimer. The evening culminates with a showcase of the winning submissions for our annual Cascadian Prize composition contest. This evening of poetry and music promises to delight the muse in each of us through music of the poets.

Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 7:30 pm
Bellevue Art Museum
2104 Bellevue Way

Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 3:00 pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
84th Avenue NE & NE 12th Street, Medina


Sense and Sensibility

Music of the Senses
Our season continues with the full Chorale performing a diverting survey of music about the five senses. Through the veil of choral sound we explore new impressions of color, the pleasures of food, and the nature and idea of “taste.” Encounter the scintillating “blue” of Stanford’s Blue Bird, the arousing “aroma” of Chilcott’s Fragments from his dish, and the gentle stillness of Delius’ Two Aquarelles as we plumb music’s ability to communicate and elevate experience. The evening will culminate in the world premiere of the latest Cascadian Commission -- a sensuous new work written by Bern Herbolsheimer. Join us for a musical bouquet that will truly celebrate the music of the senses!

Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 7:30 pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
84th Avenue NE & NE 12th Street, Medina

Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 3:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
2650 148th Ave SE, Bellevue


Color the World with Music

fund-raising dinner dance and auction

Mark your calendar now for our seventh annual celebration, featuring auctioneer Larry Taylor and the upbeat stylings of the Harley Brumbaugh Sextet! Bring your friends to share the fun of a silent auction, delicious dinner, toe-tapping dance music, exciting live auction, humor, and the good spirits that come from supporting a worthwhile cause. Proceeds from this event make it possible for the Cascadian Chorale to pursue its exciting season of dramatic performances and youth partnerships.

Sunday, April 21, 2002 4:30 to 8:00 pm
Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE (NE corner of Bellevue Way and NE 8th Street)


Brahms and Barber

Music of the Spirit
Our season concludes with Brahms’ stirring Ein Deutsches Requiem paired with American composer Samuel Barber's luminous works Agnus Dei and his rarely performed gem, Knoxville: Summer of 1915. The Chorale will once again be joined by the Cascadian Orchestra to rediscover the essence of life through music of the spirit.

Saturday, June 1, 2002 at 7:30 pm
Sacred Heart Church
9442 NE 14th Street, Clyde Hill

Program notes for Brahms' Requiem


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