A Year In Review!

Hello everyone! We hope you’ve been enjoying winter break – in case you’ve missed out on what Chorale has been up to this month, here’s a quick recap for you!

On December 4, we had our annual CarolFest performance with a number of other UW choirs. For the final piece, all the choirs joined together for a rousing performance of Betelehemu, a traditional Nigerian carol. It was a pleasure to see the performances of all the other ensembles and we hope that we were able to spread some holiday cheer to those of you who attended!

From December 6-8, we performed with the Seattle Symphony for the annual Holiday Pops series! This year’s guest vocalist was Broadway star Scarlett Strallen, delivering amazing renditions of classic holiday tunes. We also had a thrilling time with this year’s maestro, Jacomo Bairos, and enjoyed an impressive routine courtesy of the Northwest Tap Connection. All in all, the weekend was an incredibly special experience and we are truly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of these performances! Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Pops possible!

Photo: Chorale rehearsing with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (photo courtesy of the SSO)

It’s been quite the year for Chorale, what with us performing all over Seattle, embarking on a grand tour abroad in the Baltic region, and making friends and memories in the comfort of our beloved music building! Even so, we still have more in store for you next quarter and we look forward to what’s to come with great anticipation!

Here’s to a great new year – peace out! 

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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.