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2013 - 2014 Season

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary Season of Bellevue Chamber Chorus!

 

From the Director

Welcome to the 30th Anniversary Season of Bellevue Chamber Chorus!  I’m very excited to return from last year’s sabbatical to lead the ensemble in three splendid concerts celebrating this milestone in the group’s history.  From a delightful holiday program featuring Benjamin Britten’s Christmas masterpiece in his centenary year, to the inspiring “Brahms Fest” with our colleagues in the Kirkland Choral Society (also celebrating their 25th anniversary) and Philharmonia Northwest, to an uplifting finale “In Praise of Music” itself, our season is full of diverse musical riches for your enjoyment.  Our success and longevity as a musical organization over these past three decades is directly related to the ongoing support and patronage of you, our audience, for which we are deeply grateful.  So we invite you to celebrate with us in this exciting anniversary year as we continue to share with you the glories of great choral music. 

                                                                                                                        Fredrick Lokken

Upon a Midnight Clear Celebrate the holiday season in this program of Christmas treasures old and new.  Featuring Benjamin Britten’s beloved A Ceremony of Carols for chorus and harp (in honor of the composer’s 100th-anniversary year), the concert also includes Renaissance masterworks, splendid contemporary pieces by William Hawley (O magnum mysterium), Robert Young (There Is No Rose), and Howard Helvey (See, Amid the Winter’s Snow), a luminous new setting by Matthew Nielsen of the familiar It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, and a variety of international carols.  It’s sure to be a highlight in your holiday festivities.   

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7:30 pm, Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 9625 N.E. 8th St., Bellevue

Saturday, December 21, 2013, 7:30 pm, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue

In collaboration with Kirkland Choral Society (Glenn Gregg, conductor) and Philharmonia Northwest (Julia Tai, conductor), we celebrate the magnificent choral and orchestral music of one of the greatest classical masters: Johannes Brahms.  The dramatic Tragic Overture, poignant Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), and sublime A German Requiem combine for an unforgettable concert experience in the superb acoustics of the University of Washingtons Meany Hall.  Don’t miss it!

Saturday, March 29, 2014 – 7:30 pm – Meany Hall, UW Campus, Seattle
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Brahm Fest

In Praise of Music Celebrate the power of music and singing itself in this exciting culmination of our anniversary season. Orlando di Lasso and John Rutter provide fascinating settings across four centuries of the unique Musica Dei Donum Optimi (Music, Highest Gift of God). Also savor classic works by Handel and Dvořák, contemporary gems by Stephen Chatman, Steven Sametz, and Dale Warland, and musical tributes by three Seattle composers: Karen Thomas’ inspiring arrangement of How Can I Keep from Singing, Eric Banks’ stunning Voices, and John Muelheisen’s stirring That Music Always Round Me, commissioned for our 20th-anniversary.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 7:30 pm – St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA

Sunday, June 1, 2014 – 4:00 pm –
Newport Covenant Church, 12800 Coal Creek Parkway SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

 

 Kelowna BC 2012

performing in Kelowna, B.C. during a recent tour of Eastern British Columbia


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