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Two passionate choral Valentines: from Seattle’s Pro Musica at Trinity Lutheran and from Tacoma Symphony Chorus at Slavonian Hall, Old Town

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:52 am with No Comments »
February 5, 2013 10:52 am
TSO Chorus conductor Geoffrey Boers in action. Courtesy image.
TSO Chorus conductor Geoffrey Boers in action. Courtesy image.

Want to get some Valentine’s Day credit in advance? Then take your honey to hear some passionate choral music this weekend, sung on Sunday by visiting Seattle choir Pro Musica in Parkland’s Trinity Lutheran and on Tuesday by the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra Chorus at Slavonian Hall, Old Town.

First, Pro Musica: Conducted by the choir’s director Karen Thomas, the 40-year-old choir will sing love songs by Samuel Barber, madrigals by Morten Lauridsen, and the premiere of Thomas’ own setting of “Wild Nights,” a more-than-suggestive poem by Emily Dickinson. Expect lush contemporary and neo-Romantic harmonies in the church’s resonant acoustics.

The TSO Chorus concert is in the cozy Slavonian Hall in Old Town, and it’s part of the monthly free Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series. The 60-strong choir conducted by Dr. Geoffrey Boers will sing selections from their recent “Sonic Delights” concert and previews of their upcoming spring concert, plus movements from Handel’s “Messiah.”

3 p.m. Feb. 10. $15/$0/$5. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S, Tacoma. brownpapertickets.com, seattlepromusica.org

7 p.m. Feb. 12. Free. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com, tacomasymphony.org

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