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Tag: Northwest Repertory Singers


Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Youth Symphony, Northwest Repertory Singers, Seattle Opera Wagner sing-along and Fort Nisqually arts

Tacoma Youth Symphony celebrates 50 years

Tacoma’s Youth Symphony Association – one of the country’s biggest – turns 50 this year. Celebrate with them at the final concerts this weekend. Fresh from a Boston tour, the Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra plays Mendelssohn, Delius and Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, while the Tacoma Youth Symphony will join with PLU’s Choral Union for Beethoven’s massive 9th Symphony. TYAO: 7 p.m. May 18. $16/$7. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. TYS: 3 p.m. May 19. $17/$7. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-627-2792, tysamusic.org

“Love, Lust and Laughter” from Northwest Repertory Singers

For their season finale the Northwest Repertory Singers launch into songs of love (Brahms, Morten Lauridsen), lust (selections from “Carmina Burana” – the naughty ones) and laughter (P.D.Q. Bach) this Sunday. 3 p.m. May 19 (pre-concert talk 2 p.m.). $18 general/$15 students, seniors and military/free for under-17. Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St., Tacoma. 253-265-3042, nwrs.org, brownpapertickets.com

Wagner sing-along and “Ring” tickets at Seattle Opera Read more »


Critic’s Picks: Illumni Chorale at PLU, “Messiah,” Magical Strings at Rialto and Northwest Repertory Singers

Christmas with Illumni chorale at PLU

The Illumni Men’s Chorale present “An American Christmas,” with both traditional and brand-new carols premiering live on YouTube during the concert. Tickets are free, support for this can be given at christmasshouldbefree.org. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, 868 Wheeler St. S, Tacoma. 206-659-5894, illumnimenschorale.com

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Critic’s picks: “Pinafore” at Seaport, Spaceworks Dietz reading, Northwest Repertory Singers at Mason Methodist, “Drunken Telegraph” story session

“HMS Pinafore” with the Sea Scouts and Seattle G&S

The Tacoma Sea Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary with a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s nautical comic opera “HMS Pinafore,” performed by the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society in concert version at the Foss Waterway Seaport building. 7 p.m. tonight. $15/$10/$9 scouts in uniform and military. 705 Dock St., Tacoma. 253-272-2750, fosswaterwayseaport.org

Dietz reading at Spaceworks’ Live Paint space

In the Live Paint Spaceworks site on the Hilltop (formerly Toy Boat Theater), local director Suzy Wilhoft and actors Luke Amundson, Emily Cohen, Everett McCracken, Trevor Pendras, Olivia Seward, and Ashley Tiffany offer a free reading of Steven Dietz’ “Nina Variations,” 42 short modern variations on a scene from Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” 8 p.m. tonight and June 2. Free. Live Paint space, 1314 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Tacoma. spaceworkstacoma.com Read more »


Baroque Christmas from the Northwest Repertory Singers at Mason United Methodist, Tacoma

Choirs doing holiday concerts is nothing new, but this year the Northwest Repertory Singers will add to their Baroque Christmas concert this weekend at Tacoma’s Mason United Methodist Church with a pre-concert lecture by director Paul Schultz, as well as supporting the spirit of Christmas with food bank donations.

This year’s Christmas concert features favorites from the Baroque period such as J.S. Bach’s cantata “Wachet auf” (“Sleepers Wake”) and selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” accompanied by members of the Northwest Sinfonietta.

Director Paul Schulz will give a pre-concert lecture about the program, a tradition the choir intends to add to

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Critic’s Picks: Lauren Faulkner at the Telephone Room, the Northwest Repertory Singers, “Kung Fu Panda” at the Grand and Irish music and dance for Food Connection

Party Line at the Telephone Room

This month’s exhibit at the tiny, one-room gallery of the Telephone Room is recent UPS graduate Lauren Faulkner, exploring art and process inspired by Egon Schiele “Emulate: A Visual Interpretation of Schiele’s Nudes.” Artist talk/reception 6 p.m. tonight. Open through Mar. 27 by appointment. Free. 3710 N. Union Ave., Tacoma. www.thetelephoneroom.blogspot.com

Choral Extravaganza from the Northwest Repertory Singers

Tacoma choir the Northwest Repertory Singers are combining with the Federal Way Choral and Clark College Chorale for “A Choral Extravaganza” on Saturday night. Nearly 200 singers will perform spirituals by Hall Johnson and Moses Hogan,

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“Christmas Memories” from the Northwest Repertory Singers

If you haven’t yet heard the Northwest Repertory Singers, this weekend’s concert is a great debut experience. The 60-strong Tacoma-based choir is at their best singing both new music and choir favorites, both of which will be in their “Christmas Memories” show at Mason United Methodist Church.

The program pulls from various Christmas traditions, including the choir’s own. Past Christmas concert numbers include “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” where the men get to sing the Frost poem with hushed stillness; “Snowforms”; and the “Messiah” chorus “And the Glory of the Lord.” They’ll finish with that hilarious version

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A little French music with Northwest Repertory Singers


It’s the ultimate romantic evening: romantic musically, that is. This Saturday night the Northwest Repertory Singers finish their season with an all-French concert of choral jewels from Fauré, Duruflé and the like. Local baritone Barry Johnson is the soloist. And as a bonus, they’re hiring an orchestra for the first time.

“Contracting with the Northwest Sinfonietta is an exciting step,” says NWRS director Paul Schulz. “It’s part of the natural progession of NWRS as one of the premier vocal ensembles in the Northwest.”

The choir, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary next season, is known for high-quality singing and

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Critic’s Picks: Traver Gallery, NWRS/Rainier Opera, Seattle Symphony and ArtWalk

Mary Josephson at Traver

The opening this month at Traver Gallery is for Portland-based Mary Josephson, who creates expressive portraits in glass, textile and monotypes. Opening 2-5 p.m. March 13, then 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue-Sat, noon-5 p.m. Sun. through April 4. Free. 1821 E Dock St. Ste 100, Tacoma. 253-383-3685, www.travergallery.com

Opera Night with chorus and opera companies

The Northwest Repertory Singers and Rainier Family Opera collaborate this Saturday night in “A Night at the Opera,” combining their chorus and solo strengths to present favorite staged scenes from “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “La Traviata.” 7:30 p.m. March

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