Faint Fauré but spirited polyphony from Tacoma Symphony Orchestra Chorus at First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma
As Tacoma Symphony Orchestra Chorus director Geoffrey Boers pointed out before his choir’s concert last Saturday night, venues can create wonderful music. For the TSO Chorus, singing its annual “solo” concert, the soaring arches, carved wood and enormous ceilings of First Presbyterian Church Tacoma offered up a giant playground to explore some of the most beautiful choral music ever written. And while the choir failed to utilize the space in the first half of the program, the second half was one of the most inventive and musical uses of space I’ve ever seen in this town.
The first half …