The lighter side of the UW Choral program was in full display during the Holidays as the University Chorale and Chamber Singers enjoyed light-hearted music around Seattle. University Chorale collaborated with the Seattle Symphony Holiday POPS, kicking the holiday season into high gear. And if you can’t tell “Who” these singers are, they are members of the UW Chamber Singers singing at a Christmas party at the Seattle Center—dressed up like Who’s from Whoville, and singing music from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Continue to follow the joyful, energetic and ever-changing profile of UW Chorale and Chamber Singers, as they travel to New York’s Carnegie Hall in April, and perform the athletic and dramatic Verdi Requiem with University of Washington Symphony Orchestra this June!
Don’t miss University of Washington Summer Chorale’s upcoming performance of “Eternal Light”, a Requiem by Howard Goodall, under the direction of DMA candidate Brenda Mohr. The performance takes place Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 pm at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. UW Summer Chorale is also proud to present guest chorus E-STuudio Youth Choir from Estonia, under the direction of Külli Lokko, who will perform selections from their West Coast tour. Admission is free and open to the public.
Latvian Song Festival
Tired but joyful, the UW Tour Choir and professors Boers and Wyers returned from their Baltic tour last week. The experience of singing as part of a mass chorus of 16,000 Latvians was truly epic, unforgettable and indescribable. The chorus was also invited to participate in a live televised parade through the capital city of Riga. The tour choir also enjoyed three solo concerts, including an exchange with the Vox Populi Chamber Choir of Estonia at the Niguliste Church in Tallinn.
The UW Tour Choir is excited to appear at the American Latvian Association National Conference banquet this evening, as part of a kick-off and fundraiser for their June tour! Wish us luck as we serenade the audience with Latvian folksongs and anthems! Thank you for Dr. Guntis Smidchens, Head of Baltic Studies and Professor of Latvian languages at University of Washington for the invitation, and for joining to sing in the choir!