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Concert Season 2011-2012


Gary Cannon

We are looking forward to an exciting season in 2011–12. Our repertoire truly spans the centuries, starting with “Two Masses,” a concert featuring the great Spanish Renaissance composer, Tomás Luis de Victoria. We also highlight a beautiful new Missa Brevis by our Composer-in-Residence, Chris Fraley. In December, “Cascadian Carols” celebrates the great traditional music of the holidays. Our March concert, “In Memoriam”, features comforting music from the centuries written in memory of the deceased, as well as Bach’s magisterial Komm, Jesu, komm. Finally, “Water Night” includes music of Samuel Barber together with a collection of modern works by American composers. Geographically, we are thrilled to extend our reach to Duvall, Maple Valley, and the Hood Canal, and look forward to a full season in the gorgeous acoustics of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina. This season, the Cascadian Chorale will be singing for the ages, and we invite you to join us!

—Gary D. Cannon

Two Masses: Fraley and Victoria

Throughout the centuries, the words of the Catholic Mass have inspired composers to write some of their most enriching and enlivening music. This concert will present the premiere performance of Missa brevis by Chris Fraley, the Cascadian Chorale’s 2011–12 Composer-in-Residence. We also commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Tomás Luis de Victoria, the greatest Spanish composer of the Renaissance, with his Missa ‘O magnum mysterium’, based on the famous Christmas motet.

Saturday November 19, 2011
7:00 p.m.

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

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
3:00 p.m.

Holy Innocents Catholic Church
26526 NE Cherry Valley Road
Duvall, Washington 98019

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Cascadian Carols

Perhaps no genre of music is more closely associated with the choral sound than the Christmas carol. We have collected some of our favorites for this concert, including carols by local composers Bern Herbolsheimer, Linda Gingrich, David Hahn, and Chris Fraley. Music of Gustav Holst, Zoltán Kodály, Norman Luboff, Wiliam Averitt, and P.D.Q. Bach rounds out an evening of Christmas splendor and joy.

Saturday December 17, 2011
7:00 p.m.

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

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Sunday December 18, 2011
7:00 p.m.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
14514 20th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

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In Memoriam

The Cascadian Chorale here presents words and music written for those who have passed on. Peter Winkler’s Requiem aeternam commemorates the 9/11 attacks, and John Muehleisen’s Peace, Night, Sleep is dedicated to the victims of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Shakespeare reminds us, through music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, that “our little life is rounded with a sleep.” Bach’s motet Komm, Jesu, komm illustrates how death may always be greeted with grace, melody, and hope.

Saturday March 24, 2012
7:00 p.m.

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

Sunday, March 25, 2012
3:00 p.m.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
23855 SE 216th Street
Maple Valley, WA


Water Night

In choral music, the peace of night is often met by the calm of water. We feature three works by Samuel Barber, the mid-twentieth-century giant of American composition. This concert also celebrates works written in the last ten years by several American composers, including Eric Whitacre, Kevin Siegfried, John David Earnest, local composer Greg Bartholomew, and our Composer-in-Residence, Chris Fraley.

Saturday June 2, 2012
7:00 p.m.

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

Sunday June 3, 2012
5:00 p.m.

Nordstrom Recital Hall,
Harmony Hill Retreat Center

(presented by Anna’s Bay Center for Music)
7362 E State Route 106
Union, WA 98592


Proud member of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium