A Kirkland Choral Society Virtual Performance
Postponed: Beethoven’s 250th
In recognition of our concern for the health of all, and in response to our Governor’s directive, we (KCS and Philharmonia Northwest) are cancelling our April 18th Beethoven concert at Benaroya. We ask your patience as we work out together what that may mean regarding tickets already purchased, reschedule dates and locations, and so on. We hope to have those answers in the next two weeks, and we will share that information here once it is developed.
Meanwhile, please consider making a donation (perhaps the price of a ticket?) to KCS and to Philharmonia Northwest, and to one or two other of your favorite arts groups. This is a really tough challenge for every arts group in our area, and your added support will be meaningful.
We wish the best of health to you and to us all.
Our 5th annual Benaroya Hall collaboration with Philharmonia Northwest. KCS Artistic Director Dr. Glenn Gregg conduct the chorus and orchestra in a program of works celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday, featuring the glorious Mass in C and the triumphant Choral Fantasy with pianist Craig Sheppard. In addition, the program features the West Coast Premiere of Jake Runestad’s A Silence Haunts Me, a stunning tribute to Beethoven in this anniversary year.
Tess Altiveros, soprano
Nerys Jones, mezzo soprano
Brendan Tuohy, tenor
Ryan Bede, baritone
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm
True Colors: Songs of Love and Community
KCS’ traditional February “love” concerts continue, with the added twist of loving your neighbor—in an election year. The program features a variety of choral favorites, from Ola Gjeilo’s beautiful setting of Ubi Caritas to Matthew Brown’s stunningly beautiful choral arrangement of the contemporary anthem True Colors. A special feature of this program will be the world premiere of a new community-themed hymn, composed for the occasion by renowned Seattle area composer John Muehleisen. Complimentary chocolate and wine add to the fun, and make this beloved annual tradition an event you won’t want to miss!
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Bastyr University Chapel
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets
Our beloved holiday concerts featured JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio cantata 5-6, plus seasonal favorites and new delights focused on the guiding light of sun, moon, and stars. The chorus was joined by orchestra partner Philharmonia Northwest and a sampling of KCS’ own soloists, plus fiddler extraordinaire Brandon Shane Vance, and special guests: the Lake Washington High School Choir.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Bastyr University Chapel
Kirkland Chamber Singers
2019 Seattle Sings Choral Festival
Our 45-voice ensemble performed three pieces, including the Seattle premiere of Carol Barnett’s Dance Then To Everything (commissioned by KCS in 2018). For more information see https://seattlesings.org/events/festival/2019/.
October 12, 2019 at 8:20
Seattle First Baptist Church