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2014 Already!?

Welcome back to a new quarter! Winter quarter can get quite chilly; it’s time to bundle up, head inside, and warm up your spirits with good company, friends, and joyful songs. Sounds like a typical day with University Chorale, doesn’t it?

Hopefully you’re all enjoying 2014 so far! For us, a new year brings exciting and spicy repertoire. Though we only have one major performance planned for this quarter, we’re delighted to have a concert dedicated to Latin American composers and poets. You might even see our assistant conductors take the stage and lead the ensemble! Exciting, no? Be sure to mark your calendars for March 12th. More details will come as the date approaches.

Speaking of performances, let’s take a moment to see what the choir accomplished in 2013:

  • We performed with the eccentric Imogen Heap at Mateo Messina’s benefit concert for Seattle Children’s Hospital. And there’s a video of our performance just in case you weren’t able to see us!
  • Collaborating with the Sapience Dance Collective, we visually and audibly painted a picture of peace with Randall Thompson’s Peaceable Kindgom. Check out some awesome photos of our performance here, and also see what Sapience is up to this seasonFun fact, the Collective is bringing this work to the East coast in 2015!
  • Finally, all of University of Washington’s choirs celebrated the holidays with Carolfest: Silent Night, Joyous Night. Choirs were filling the stage, performing from the side aisles of the audience, and even from the balconies above! ‘Twas a night full of holiday cheer. Also, check out how we enjoyed the festivities with photos from our White Elephant gift exchange.

Oh, and here’s an updated picture of the group. Look at all of those beautiful faces!

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Happy 2014, readers! May this year be prosperous, full of adventure, and overflowing with hope.