Monthly Archives: November 2014

Welcoming the Holiday Season with Song!

IMG_7084Some quick updates: On October 30th, the women of Chorale accompanied the UW symphony to perform a beautiful rendition of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Additionally, the cookie dough fundraiser officially finished! Cookie dough was distributed this week, just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend! I know I’m looking forward to lots and lots of chocolate chip cookies!

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University Chorale also got some great community outreach opportunities over the past couple weeks: last week several leaders within the choir (pictured to the right) traveled downtown and recorded several SeaHawks-themed christmas carols for radio station HOT 103.7 that will be aired in the coming weeks. Tune in on Monday morning and you will possibly hear this talented group singing!

UPDATE (11/24): Click here for a video of the ensemble above performing the Seahawks vs. 49ers version of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.

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Also, yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting a choral exchange with the Rogers High School Choir. Kassey Castro (pictured to the left), a leader within Chorale, led the warmups, and Rogers High School alum (and Chorale member) Jonah Melchert sang an excellent solo in Italian to show some of what he has achieved in the music program at UW so far, and Rogers High School alum (and Chorale member) Evan Shelton spoke about the benefits of participation in choir from a non-music major’s point of view.

wolflogo2Lastly, some information about our near future: on December 2nd we proudly present our Fall Concert, in which we will sing various pieces of music we have rehearsed since September. The next night, the UW Chorale will be participating in the annual UW Carolfest, joining many other choral groups at the university to sing a diverse collection of seasonal music. Following that, on December 10th, a small ensemble of Chorale members will be singing during the opening of 100.7 The Wolf’s Hometown Holiday! All but the Suite tickets are sold out, but if you go like our Facebook page and keep your eyes trained on our updates, there may be a chance that you could get a ticket after all!