Choral Pick-Up ~ Concerts for a Cause
The Choral Pickup would be geared towards choral students in the Northwest. This program would provide them opportunities to work with singing professionals in the Seattle area, as well as professionals from across the nation.
During this week-long intensive program, the student singers will learn what it means to step into the world of professional choral music. The culmination of our work will be a series of water themed concerts. The proceeds from ticket sales will then be directly donated to a charity that specializes in clean water projects in Africa.
Lead by conductor Nathan Frank, the concerts will feature John Corgliano's Fern Hill and Eric Esenvald's A Drop in the Ocean (featuring texts by Mother Teresa) along with other 20th Century choral pieces.
Wednesday, July 16th @ Christ Episcopal Church in TACOMA, 8pm
Saturday, July 19th @ Phinney Ridge Lutheran in Seattle, 8pm
Sunday, July 20th @ Newport Presbyterian Church, 2pm
Christ Episcopal Church
310 N K St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
7500 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Newport Presbyterian Church
4010 120th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
Nathan Frank, conductor
Nathan Frank is the Visiting Instructor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He conducts the University Chorale and University Singers and teaches undergraduate courses in Vocal Pedagogy for the Choral Music Educator, and Choral Methods for the Instrumental Music Educator.
As a choral conductor, Nathan has conducted groups in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Georgia, Washington D.C, Louisiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Florida, and the Czech Republic. A proponent of new music from around the world, Nathan most recently conducted the Misa Tango by Luis Bacalov.
Before moving to the Northwest, Nathan was active in the musical community of Dallas-Ft Forth Metroplex. In Dallas, he was the Associate Conductor of Schola Cantorum of Ft. Worth and still serves as the artistic director of the Mystikos Men's Ensemble. He actively services as a choral clinician and has given numerous workshops on applying Bel Canto vocal techniques to the choral pallet. Most recently, he served as Director of Worship and Fine Arts at First United Methodist Church of Plano leading a music ministry of over 400 musicians.
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church (View)
7500 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
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