Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble performs "All Northwest"
"Opus 7, one of the most esteemed musical groups anywhere" - Richard Campbell, The Gathering Note
Every two years, Opus 7 presents what is one of our favorite events of the season: a concert of works composed exclusively by some of the finest choral composers in the Northwest.
This year's "All Northwest" concert event features works by Morten Lauridsen, Donald Skirvin, Sean MacLean, Gerald Kechley, Joan Szymko, David White, Lorri Kristin Froggét, Reginald Unterseher, Bern Herbolsheimer, John David Earnest, Evan Ingalls, and Opus 7's Composer-in-Residence John Muehleisen.
Joining Opus 7 for this spectacular collection of choral music are instrumentalists Christina Siemens, piano; Cherilyn Reimers, violin; and David Lepse, organ.
Prior to the concert at 7:25 p.m., Opus 7's composer-in-residence John Muehleisen moderates a panel of the evening's composers discussing their own works.
Reserved seating is available by advance donation. Suggested donation is $18.00 in advance, $20 at the door for adults; students and seniors pay as able.
For more information, please visit our website www.opus7.org, facebook, or call 206-782-2899
Please see below for the concert repertoire planned for this concert:
"Lament for Pasiphaë" from Mid-Winter Songs (1980) Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943) Los Angeles (Summers on Waldron Island, WA)
Sometimes, for eternity (2008, rev. 2014) World Premiere Donald Skirvin (b. 1946) Seattle, WA
Pange Lingua (1991) Seattle Premiere Sean MacLean (b. 1966) Seattle, WA
Pleasure It Is (1971) Gerald Kechley (b. 1919) Seattle, WA
Ophelia Songs (2014) Seattle Premiere Evan Ingalls (b. 1992)
"Until" from Where Is the Door? (2002)Joan Szymko (b. 1957) Portland, OR
O Love, Be Fed With Apples While You May (1983) Lauridsen
Silver Swan (2003) David White (b. 1959) Chicago, IL (formerly Seattle, WA)
The Steady Light (2003, arr. 2012) Reginald Unterseher (b. 1956)
I dream of you to wake (2009) Lorri Froggét (b. 1968) Seattle, WA
"River Moons" from Two River Nocturnes (2006) John Muehleisen (b. 1955) Mukilteo, WA
Sweet Rivers (2005) Unterseher
Lovely William (1990) Bern Herbolsheimer (b. 1948) Seattle, WA
Sweet Betsy (Variations on an American Folksong) (2001) John David Earnest (b. 1940) NY City (teaches at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA
Opus 7 has been a resident ensemble at St. James Cathedral since 1994 and is actively involved in music advocacy and outreach, including the commissioning of new choral works; performing works by local and regional composers; establishing performing alliances with other instrumental, vocal, and choral performers in the Puget Sound region; and encouraging the composition of choral works by student composers through its unique Student Choral Composition Awards Program.
Saturday, October 11th
7:25 p.m. pre-concert lecture with Northwest composers
8:00 p.m. Concert
Trinity Episcopal Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle WA 98104
Opus 7 to be featured on Classical KING FM 98.1's Northwest Focus
Host Sean MacLean will be featuring Opus 7 this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights on Classical KING-FM 98.1's program, Northwest Focus. Northwest Focus showcases the best of the northwest music scene by presenting local concert performances, concert previews, and new releases weekday nights at 8 PM. This is one of the many ways that KING FM continually reaches out to and supports its arts community. Please listen and support this great local programming!
Tuesday, October 7
Bartolucci: Crux fidelis (Opus 7's recording) at approximately 9:11pm
Wednesday, October 8
D.A. White: Silver Swan at approximately 9:22pm
Thursday, October 9
Froggét: I dream of you to wake at approximately 9:18pm
Dial FM 98.1 or online, world-wide at: bit.ly/listento981
About Northwest Focus
More information at www.king.org/nwfocus
Trinity Episcopal Parish Church (View)
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