Fall 2015: Welcome Chorale – Young and Fresh

12118722_10153664456047692_3656384484927003832_nIt’s Fall again! Lots of new faces, activities, holidays, and of course singing! This year, the University of Washington Chorale is very lucky have lots of new and beautiful voices join the ensemble. We learn and grow each year as we sing together to create beautiful moments, and yet we seem to get younger and fresher at times. This year is definately one of those times with most of our new voices Freshmen, and it will be exciting to see how these young voices grow and create their Chorale in a few years. We are also lucky to have two new but amazing assistant conductors: Brenda Mohr and Sarah Riskind, join us this year.

12049215_10207864889521681_6343614547908108513_nWith a group of about 60 people, it is hard to get to know everyone who we’ll be singing together for the rest of the year. But we’re not worried about that, because we have had our first annual choir retreat on the Saturday of October 10th. (Photo left: University Chorale: Refuge, see here for more detail.) The best way to know people around you is to get comfortable singing next to them. And so we did! We started off singing, eat and chat, and played bonding games. The new Chorale Cabinet was also selected during our retreat. And of course, we ended the retreat with our beautiful voices.

12088242_10153704962047692_6176512150685883438_nOur goal this year is to continue reaching our voices out to the public, on or off campus. We have already started with a small ensemble of UW Chorale Carolers singing Auld Lang Syne for the Business School end of the year promotional video on Monday, November 1st. Special thanks to them for their extraordinary performance that gets us off to a good start!

There are many more events that the Chorale will be doing this year. Here are some, listed below, that will take place this Fall that you might be interested in. Chek them out and buy tickets now!

  • Firelight: Mateo Messina on November 6th (Fri), 2015
    • UW Chorale will be joining Mateo Massina again after the 16th Annual Children’s Benefit Concert and perform his original composition of Firelight.
    • Location: Benaroya Hall
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Tickets: $42-$200
    • Learn more and buy tickets here.
  • Fall Choral Concert “The Unbreakable Mirror” on December 3rd (Thu), 2015
    • UW Chorale and Chamber Singers will be having a concert together to show case what they have learned in the Fall quarter
    • Location: Meany Theater
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Tickets: $10 all tickets
    • Learn more and buy tickets here.
  • Carolefest on December 9th (Wed), 2015
    • Six choral ensembles offered at the University of Washington Seattle will be holding a performance together to celebrate the holiday
    • Location: Meany Theater
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Tickets: $10 all tickets
    • Learn more and buy tickets here.
  • Seattle Holiday POPS on December 11 (Fri), 12 (Sat), and 13 (Sun), 2015
    • Conducted by Stuart Chafetz, UW Chorale will be joining Bradway star Capathia Jenkins and acclaimed pianist/ singer Tony DeSare, along with the Seattle Symphony to celebrate the holiday
    • Location: Benaroya Hall
    • Time: Dec 11 (Fri) – 8pm, Dec 12 (Sat) – 2pm, 8pm, Dec 13 (Sun) – 2pm
    • Tickets: $35-$76
    • Learn more and buy tickets here. 

Check your calendar and ask your friends and family to come support the UW Chorale. You don’t want to miss out all these fun. We’d love to see all your faces!

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About University of Washington Chorale

The UW Chorale is a premiere undergraduate choral ensemble at UW and is known for its highly expressive performances and technical abilities. Entrance is competitive, and is based upon the following factors: strong vocal technique, strong sight-singing skills, expressive depth, a solid work ethic, and the willingness to work communally with others to reach the highest possible standards. UW Chorale plays an active role in promoting the UW music department through frequent performances and community appearances, as well as a yearly tour and/or CD recording.

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