One of the most beloved texts set by choral composers is the Magnificat, the Biblical prayer of Mary after she learned that she was to give birth to Jesus. We will explore the approaches of four different composers to this text, including the German Baroque master Hieronymus Praetorius and three modern composers such as Arvo Pärt. Three of history’s greatest composers—Victoria, Bruckner, and Rachmaninov—provide compelling and diverse settings of the Ave Maria prayer. This concert also features works by three Northwest composers: Sheila Bristow, Peter Chamberlain, and our Composer-in-Residence, Reginald Unterseher.

Saturday, December 12, 2015
7:30 p.m.

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


Sunday, December 13, 2015
3:30 p.m.

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


50th Anniversary CD released!

Welcome Home CD

During the 2014-2015 season, Cascadian Chorale reached an historic milestone rare among Seattle-area choirs: our fiftieth anniversary! In commemoration of this jubilee, we have released a studio recording, titled Welcome Home. What a fitting way to memorialize fifty years of beautiful music! Many thanks to all who supported this project.

We are...

Founded in 1964, Cascadian Chorale is a Bellevue-based, mixed-voice chamber choir dedicated to the performance and promotion of fine choral music. The Chorale’s membership comprises thirty-five of the greater Seattle area’s most skilled choral singers. Since 2008, Cascadian Chorale has been conducted by its Artistic Director, Gary D. Cannon. The Chorale regularly performs some of the most engaging and challenging works for chamber choir, ranging from Renaissance madrigals to Bach motets to new premieres. Cascadian Chorale performs in respected venues throughout the greater Seattle area.

Here's a preview video we did for a past concert.

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