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Concert Season 2016-2017


A Winter's Night

The night in winter can hold many meanings, from the ominous to the comforting. Christina Rossetti’s famed poem In the bleak midwinter appears in the traditional setting by Harold Darke and a new version by William Averitt. Cecilia McDowall’s cantata A Winter’s Night incorporates traditional carols into a fun but modern context. And we celebrate two local composers with large-scale works: Abraham Kaplan’s Eight Days of Chanukah, and Ancient Souls by Composer-in-Residence Karen P. Thomas.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
7:30 p.m.

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

Sunday, December 11, 2016
3:30 p.m.

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


Caascadian Composers

Promoting local composers is a major part of Cascadian Chorale’s mission. For nearly two decades, we had the honor of a close relationship with Bern Herbolsheimer, who passed away in January 2016. This concert celebrates the many facets of his musical personality, including the world premiere of three choruses from the opera Mark Me Twain. You will also hear new and beautiful music by three of the region’s renowned composers who sing in Cascadian Chorale: Christopher Lee Fraley, Jeremy Kings, and Joy DeCoursey-Porter.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Church of the Holy Cross
11526 162nd Avenue NE
Redmond, Washington

Sunday, April 23, 2017
3:30 p.m.

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


Beloved

Choral music conveys so many different emotions, so let’s celebrate them all! The Four Lewis Carroll Songs by Composer-in-Residence Karen P. Thomas brim over with whimsy. Alice Parker’s Johnny I hardly knew ye mimics war instruments to tell a tragic tale. The Three Shakespeare Songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams plumb the depths of the human soul. This concert is a collaboration with the Sacramento Master Singers, conducted by Dr. Ralph Hughes, as they tour the Pacific Northwest.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
7:30 p.m.

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

Sunday, June 25, 2017
4:00 p.m.

Ryerson United Church
2195 West 45th Avenue
Vancouver, BC


Proud member of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium