Opus 7: Music Wakes from Silence
$20-40 (students pay-as-able); see event description for details
Camille Saint-Saëns — Deux Chansons, Op. 68
Irving Fine — The Choral New Yorker ("II. Scherzando: Caroline Million")
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Silence and Music (from A Garland for the Queen)
Michael Tippett — Dance, Clarion Air (from A Garland for the Queen)
William Henry Harris — Bring Us, O Lord God
Gerald Finzi — White-Flowering Days, Op. 37 (from A Garland for the Queen)
Maurice Ravel — Trois Chansons, M. 69
Karol Szymanowski — "Panie muzykancie prosim zagrac walca" ("Master musician, please play a waltz") from Six Kurpian Songs, WoO
Irving Fine — The Choral New Yorker ("III. Concertante: Pianola d'Amore")
John Muehleisen — Eat Your Vegetables! – Set Two ("I. Ultraviolet" (2011), "II. Brussels Sprouts" (2011), & "III. March of the Stalks" (2012))
Jester Hairston — Hold On!
Please join us at the opening concert of our 30th-anniversary Year of Celebration for a performance of audience and choir member favorites from the last 30 years, and a musical tribute to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Some highlights include Jonathan Dove's Ring Out, Wild Bells; Ravel's Trois Chansons; two selections from Irving Fine's The Choral New Yorker; one of Szymanowskis Six Kurpian Songs; other selections by Saint-Saëns, J.A.C. Redford, and Jester Hairston; and Eat Your Vegetables! – Set II by Opus 7's Composer-in-Residence John Muehleisen for choir, trumpet, and percussion.
In honor of Queen Elizabeth II, well perform selections from A Garland for the Queen, a collection of works by British composers written for Elizabeth's 1953 coronation, including Michael Tippetts Dance, Clarion Air; Ralph Vaughan Williams' Silence and Music; and Gerald Finzi's White Flowering Days. William Harriss Bring Us, O Lord God, which was sung at the Service of Remembrance on Sept. 9th of this year, will also be on the program.
Get your tickets now and come share in our musical celebration. We look forward to seeing you!
Preferred Seating: $40 in advance
General Seating: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Seniors: $20 in advance, $24 at the door
Students: Pay as able at the door with student ID
About Melanie Gunn, percussion
Melanie Gunn is a contemporary percussionist, educator, and event producer located in Seattle, WA. Gunn's performance passions lie in new music, interdisciplinary collaborations, and projects that consistently center equity in music. She is the founder of the New Works Project, a nonprofit dedicated to lowering the financial barriers in commissioning new music by diverse composers. Gunn has performed with groups such as So Percussion, Talujon, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Seattle Modern Orchestra, among many others. Performances have taken her across the country and internationally to China and Canada. https://magunn.wixsite.com/home
About Sarah Viens, trumpet
Sarah Viens is Principal Trumpet of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Auburn Symphony, and Orchestra Next. Sarah also can be seen performing with the Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theater, and Portland Opera. She is also Second Trumpet with the Sunriver Music Festival, and often plays with the Oregon Bach Festival and Astoria Music Festivals. https://sarahviens.com/