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Concert Season 2004-2005

Eastside Arts Alive!

Eastside Arts Coalition logoArts Alive! will showcase over 20 organizations in a weekend of performances and displays at Meydenbauer Center Theatre and Kirkland Performance Center.

In its multifaceted sampler program, the Cascadian Chorale will sing the beloved Lacrymosa from Mozart’s Requiem, folk song settings by Cascadian Composer in Residence Bern Herbolsheimer, and satirical love songs by Paul Sjolund. We conclude with a rousing musical romp through the woods of Ormonde — Ravel’s musical nod to Halloween.

Friday, October 1, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
Kirkland Performance Center

Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue


Strands of Gold

Alison Austin, Harp; David Gorgas, Guitar; David Phillips, Piano; Gunnar Folsom, Percussion

The Cascadian Chorale presents a spirited concert of holiday music to soothe the soul and lift the spirit. The strings of harp, guitar and piano — our Strands of Gold — enrich the Chorale’s presentation of seasonal works both secular and sacred. Featured works include the festive Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten, luminous carol settings by Stephen Paulus (frequent composer for the Dale Warland Singers), and Conrad Susa's charming Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest.

Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue

Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
4228 Factoria Boulevard SE, Bellevue


Concert for Peace

Cascadian Chorale and Cascadian Singers (Philip Tschopp, Conductor / Artistic Director)
Bainbridge Chorale and Northwest Symphony Orchestra (Anthony Spain, Conductor / Artistic Director)
Christina Villareale, Soprano
Craig Hart, Baritone
Anthony Spain and Philip Tschopp, Conducting

The Cascadian Chorale returns to Benaroya Hall in a joint performance of Vaughan Williams’s stirring Dona Nobis Pacem. Written in the dark years before World War II, this passionate, deeply-felt cantata served as the composer’s cry of warning that a disastrous war was at hand. Further enriched by Cascadian Composer Bern Herbolsheimer’s vigorous Te Deum — in the first Benaroya performance of a major work by this acclaimed Northwest composer — and Brahms’s startling Schicksalslied (“Song of Destiny”), the program promises to stir the heart and the mind.

Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 8:00 p.m.
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall
200 University Street, Seattle

Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.
Bainbridge Island High School
9330 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island


Homage

Kwonbin Park, Violin
Kevin Krentz, Cello
Martin Welzel, Organ

Modern composers pay tribute to great composers and styles of the past, with madrigals and part-songs both sublime and whimsical. Come enjoy the Cascadian Singers' interpretation of Morten Lauridsen's Madrigali (delightful Italian "Fire Songs"), Bern Herbolsheimer's By the waters of Babylon (a tribute to J.S. Bach), and Stephen Paulus's clever MusiQuotes. You'll also experience the world premiere of David White's Dover Beach (in homage to Benjamin Britten), a virtuoso setting of Matthew Arnold's poignant anti-war poem, featuring violinist Kwonbin Park and cellist Kevin Krentz. With these and other choral delights, this will be a concert sure to lighten the soul!

Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
4228 Factoria Boulevard SE, Bellevue


Love Letters

Our year comes to a rousing finish with an evening to celebrate the fickle muse d’amour. Join us as we sing famous — and infamous — texts capturing both the earnest and the whimsical nature of romance. Highlighting the evening will be the world premiere of Bern Herbolsheimer’s tongue-in-cheek Letters of Love paired with Brahms’s fiery Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs). Additional highlights include Eric Whitacre’s lush She Weeps Over Rahoon, Paul Sjolund's satirical Love Lost, and a delightful set of high-spirited madrigals to cap the evening! This festive potpourri of infectious melodies will leave you humming as you go!

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Church
9460 NE 14th Street, Bellevue


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