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Seattle-boud: The Choral Pickup

July 3, 2014

Is sleeplessness in Seattle really thing?  Maybe, due to jetlag.  After three wildly successful and rewarding concerts with the Tennessee Chamber Chorus last June, I'm off to Seattle to debut with The Choral Pickup, a benefit concert series.  What a fantastic idea conceived by conductor, Nathan Frank!  Read his article to find out a little bit more about this new innovative group and its humanitarian efforts.  Can't wait to be a part of this!

 

 

What is the Choral Pickup?

 

Our story began about three years ago on a rooftop in Dallas. After singing a series of concerts, some colleagues and I came up with an idea for a new multifaceted choral concept.

 

1.  We wanted to develop a professional choir that also functioned as an outreach for young singers.

 

2.  We wanted to develop a series of concerts that would benefit a secondary philanthropic cause.

 

3.  Our desire was for the series of concerts to be free and open to all.

 

We are two weeks away from achieving these goals and launching our first series of concerts in the Pacific Northwest.  This twenty-two voice ensemble, lead by Dr. Nathan Frank, includes eight talented young singers from the Puget Sound area and fourteen professional singers from around the United States and Canada.  Through our fund raising efforts, our goal to offer these concerts free of admission has been reached.  Those who wish to make an offering to aid the 93 percent of the Burkina Faso's population who lack access to clean water and sanitation, will be given that opportunity during the concert.

 

  

See the Water Themed Program Below:

  

Ave Maris Stella Otto Olsson (1897-1964)

Psalm 42 Andrew Bleckner (b.1876)

Requiem arr. by Craig Hella-Johnson (b.1962)

 

Totus Tuus  Henryk Gorecki(1933-2010)

O Salutaris Hostia  Eriks Esenvalds (b.1977)

 

Preguntale a ese mar  Innocente Carreno(b.1919)

Noche de Lluvia  arr. by Sid Robinovitch (b. 1942)

 

Serenade to Music R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Svend Ronning Violin Soloist  

  

Fern hill John Corigliano (b.1938)

Sarah Davis, Soloist,

 

I wanna be ready  arr by James Miller

At the River Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Wade in the Water Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

 

  

TACOMA  

JULY 16, 8:00PM, CHRIST EPISCOPAL, 310 North K St, Tacoma 


SEATTLE  

JULY 19, 8:00PM, PHINNEY RIDGE LUTHERAN, 7500 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

 

BELLEVUE  

JULY 20, 3:00PM, NEWPORT PRESBYTERIAN, 4010 120th Ave SE, Bellevue

 

 

BENEFITTING

Clean Water in Burkina Faso

 

FEATURING

Corigliano, Olsson, Vaughan Williams, Góreki, Hella Johnson, and Esenvalds

 

TIckets are free.  Offering taken for Burkina Faso

Sponsored by Stackhouse Apartments, A Vulcan Company

 

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