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Concert Season 2003-2004

Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes Cascadian Chorale in Genius x 3

Cascadian Chorale is pleased to be performing with the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra and Erich Parce in this Bellevue 50Fest Event.

  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso
  • Copland: Music for the Movies; Old American Songs
  • Vivaldi: Gloria

Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 pm
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
For additional information, visit the Bellevue Philharmonic web site.


Mysteries of Heaven

Cascadian Chorale with Soloists
Lisa Pontén, Soprano; Kathryn Weld, Mezzo-Soprano;
Paul Hearn, Tenor; Erich Parce, Baritone;
Alison Austin, Harp; Martin Welzel, Organ
Philip Tschopp, Conductor/Artistic Director

Our dynamic season opener will feature musical settings both haunting and joyful, as our men’s and women’s voices, separately and mixed, express the mysteries and wonder of the holiday time. Two of the favorite instruments of the season will accompany us: the mighty organ and the charming harp, as played by two of Seattle’s finest instrumentalists.

Join us as we delight in Benjamin Britten’s brilliant Rejoice in the Lamb, based on the startling and quirky poetry of Christopher Smart. Enjoy a rare performance of Duruflé’s chant-inspired Messe Cum Jubilo, and celebrate festive carols familiar and new. From Rutter’s Dancing Day to our Composer in Residence Bern Herbolsheimer’s O Come, O Come Emmanuel and other beloved carols, this will be a stirring concert celebration.

Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
4400 86th Avenue SE, Mercer Island


Water Music

Cascadian Singers with
Martin Welzel, Organ & Piano
Philip Tschopp, Conductor/Artistic Director

Hear the Chorale’s select a cappella chamber choir, the Cascadian Singers, perform fine and unusual settings of texts with water as a primary theme. Delight in favorites such as Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus, Howell’s Like as the Hart, Stanford’s Blue Bird, and Clausen’s The Water is Wide. Enjoy a potpourri of compositional styles, with music by J. S. Bach, Copland, Elgar, Britten, and Whitacre.

Saturday, April 17 at 7:30 pm
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
4228 Factoria Boulevard, Bellevue


French Masterworks with Duruflé’s Requiem

Cascadian Chamber Orchestra
Martin Welzel, Organ
Guest Soloists
Philip Tschopp, Conductor/Artistic Director

Thrill to the magnificent sound of our vocal ensemble performing together with a chamber orchestra and First Presbyterian's acclaimed 68-rank Casavant organ! You'll hear Duruflé’s ethereal Requiem, paired with Fauré’s beloved Cantique de Jean Racine, played on one of the finest French instruments in the area. Come join us for a masterful evening of 20th and 21st century music.

Saturday, May 15 at 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue
1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue


Proud member of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium