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Concert Season 2009-2010

Gary Cannon

I’m absolutely thrilled about the Cascadian Chorale’s upcoming season. The program “Draw on, sweet night” has been in my mind for years, and includes some of my favorite works from the Renaissance to the modern day. Some time ago our Argentinian pianist, Andrés Peláez, introduced me to Guastavino’s Indianas, and thus began my fascination with his native culture. And of course the opportunity to present in Benaroya Hall is very exciting to us all!

Each concert has something for everyone, from light-hearted fun to deeper enlightenment. I look forward to seeing you at our concerts!

—Gary D. Cannon

Draw On, Sweet Night

As the days shorten, we celebrate the onset of autumn. Renaissance madrigals mingle with selections from Randall Thompson’s Frostiana. Lili Boulanger’s haunting Soir sur la plaine accompanies Eric Whitacre’s delicate Sleep. The vigor of György Ligeti and light heart of Henk Badings recall the joyful aspects of nightfall. Brahms and Barber round out the program.


Saturday November 14, 2009
7:00 p.m.

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
7500 Greenwood Avenue N
Seattle, Washington

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Sunday November 15, 2009
3:00 p.m.

Holy Cross Episcopal Church
11526 – 162nd Avenue NE,
Redmond, Washington

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holly with berries

Cascadian Carols

Our annual Christmas concert takes a look at the carol. Hear carols in new and unusual settings, and sing along in some traditional favorites. John Tavener’s The Lamb, Poulenc’s O magnum mysterium and Stephen Heitzeg’s little tree invoke both the secular and sacred mysteries of the season.

Saturday December 12, 2009
7:00 p.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
8398 NE 12th Street
Medina, Washington

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Sunday December 13, 2009
3:00 p.m.

Daniels Recital Hall
811 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington

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Mozart Requiem at Benaroya Hall

In collaboration with:
  Everett Chorale
  Rainier Chorale
  Vashon Island Chorale
  Sammamish Symphony

The Cascadian Chorale joins forces with Everett Chorale, Rainier Chorale, Vashon Island Chorale, and Sammamish Symphony to present Mozart’s immortal Requiem in the Northwest’s most prestigious setting: Benaroya Hall. Each ensemble will also present highlights from their current season. It’s a big hall, but tickets are sure to sell fast: get yours soon!

Mozart portrait

Sunday March 14, 2010
2:00 p.m.

Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, Washington

Argentina steppe with rainbow


We invoke the summer months with a musical visit to Argentina. Tangos and love-songs show the spirit of a lively culture. We also present two major choral masterworks: Alberto Ginastera’s Lamentations and Carlos Guastavino’s cycle Indianas. Bridge a distant land to our own with music by two Argentinian composers living in America, Osvaldo Golijov and Pablo Ortiz.

Saturday June 5, 2010
7:00 p.m.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
4805 NE 45th Street
Seattle, WA

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Sunday June 6, 2010
7:00 p.m.

St. Luke's Lutheran Church
3030 Bellevue Way
Bellevue, WA

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