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Critic’s Picks: Shakespeare in Des Moines, Tacoma Blues Vespers, Cambridge choir at St. John’s Olympia and Second City Chamber Music in Lakewood

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on July 13, 2012 at 5:48 am with No Comments »
July 9, 2012 3:04 pm

Shakespeare in Des Moines Beach Park

The Seattle Shakespeare Company performs “Twelfth Night” in the meadow at Des Moines Beach Park tonight as part of its annual free Shakespeare in the Park. (Other performances through July include Volunteer Park, Luther Burbank Park and the Seattle Center.) 7 p.m. tonight. Free. Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S., Des Moines. seattleshakespeare.org

Little Bill at Blues Vespers

This month’s Blues Vespers at Immanuel Presbyterian Church features 55-year Tacoma legend Little Bill and The Blue Notes. The Vespers mixes blues music with poetry, prayer and a brief message. 5 p.m. July 15. Free. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., Tacoma. 253-627-8371, ipctacoma.org

Christ Church College Choir at St. John’s, Olympia

The superlative choral singing of the choir from Christ Church College, Cambridge will fill St. John’s Episcopal Church, Olympia, next Thursday. Part of the church’s ongoing concert series, the program covers five centuries of English choral music from 16th-century Thomas Weelkes to 21st-century Philip Ledger. Entry by donation, childcare and refreshments available. 7 p.m. July 19. Free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave. SE, Olympia. 360-352-8527, stjohnsoly.org

Second City Chamber Series goes to Lakewold Gardens

The second summer concert by Second City Chamber Series at the lush Lakewold Gardens next Thursday features Scandinavian classical music played by Tom Dziekonski on violin, Virginia Dziekonski on cello and Lisa Bergman on piano. Bring a picnic for the vine-arbored patio and stroll the gardens during intermission. 7:30 p.m. July 19. $32/$29/$10.Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood. 253-572-TUNE, scchamberseries.org


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