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Tag: Tacoma Symphony Chorus

May
15th

Tacoma Symphony Chorus joins with Tacoma Youth Chorus for “Bridges of Song” at Urban Grace

Chorusfull1If you love massed voices, you’ll want to go to “Bridges of Song,” a collaborative concert this Saturday with the Tacoma Symphony Chorus. Joining forces with the Tacoma Youth Chorus Chorale (hence the ‘bridges’ bit) the Chorus (directed by Geoffrey Boers) will sing an eclectic program that ranges from Schubert to Ives, with four-hand piano thrown in.

It’s a collaboration that makes sense: Younger choirs, like the 22-year-old Tacoma Youth Chorus, benefit enormously from hearing and singing with more experienced musicians, while older singers pick up on the enthusiasm and freshness of their younger peers.

The two groups will sing works both by themselves and together: The TYC’s offerings include the Gloria from Schubert’s Mass in F and Ola Gjeilo’s “Ubi Caritas”; the TSO Chorus will sing works including William Averitt’s “Dreamkeeper,” Charles Ives’ “Circus Band” and dance-based works by Brahms, Copland and Sullivan; and both choirs will join for three segments that include music by Vaughan Williams and Mack Willberg.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. May 18. $15. Urban Grace Church, 902 S. Market St., Tacoma. 253-272-7264, tacomasymphony.org, tacomayouthchorus.org

Boers also has a fun summer lined up. Read more »

Feb.
8th

Critic’s Picks: UPS piano fest, Tacoma Symphony Chorus, Tacoma Symphony Family concert and Valentine’s Day burlesque at the Pantages

William Ransom at UPS piano fest

Internationally-known American pianist William Ransom kicks off the 23rd annual Piano Festival at the University of Puget Sound tonight with a recital. The festival tomorrow showcases local middle and high school piano students, with workshops, concerts and a competition.

7:30 p.m. tonight, festival tonight and tomorrow. $12.50/$8.50/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Concert Hall, UPS, North Union Avenue and North 15th Streets, Tacoma. 253-879-6013, pugetsound.edu

TSO Chorus’ “Sonic Valentine”

Instead of a card, give a concert this Valentine’s Day. The Tacoma Symphony Chorus and University of Washington Chamber Singers team up for a “Sonic Valentine” in the reverberant First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tacoma. They’ll be singing luscious ear candy from Mendelssohn to Eric Whitacre to indie pop hit “Cells Planets.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. $20. First Presbyterian, 20 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

Tacoma Symphony strings’ family concert Read more »

Dec.
14th

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

TSO Chorus sings a different “Messiah” Read more »

Dec.
16th

Critic’s Picks: Flamenco at New Frontier, the Tacoma Symphony Chorus’ “Messiah,” Click Flick at the Grand Cinema and three “Nutcrackers”

Tacoma Symphony Chorus sings “Messiah”

Hear the arias and choruses of Handel’s famous oratorio, sung by the Tacoma Symphony Chorus with Tacoma Symphony accompanying, and with soloists Denise Lees, Melissa Plagemann, James Brown and Benjamin Harris. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $25. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7112 S. 12th St., Tacoma. 253-272-7264, www.tacomasymphony.org

Flamenco at New Frontier

The 3 Glorias: Flamenco en Vivo performs at the New Frontier tonight, featuring sultry Seattle dancer Savannah Fuentes, singer Jesus Montoya and Pedro Cortez on guitar. 9 p.m. tonight. 21 and over. $20. New Frontier Lounge,

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June
10th

Critic’s Picks: Seattle International Dance Fest, Flora at Tacoma Art Museum, Hilltop glass sale and TSO Chorus at Urban Grace

Seattle Dance fest

Beginning today the 6th Seattle International Dance Festival offers contemporary dance from Iraq, Japan, Mexico and the United States along South Lake Union until June 19. Art on the Fly is free: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today at 410 Terry Ave. plaza, 12-6 p.m. June 11 at streetcar stops. Inside programs are at 7:30 p.m./8 p.m. each evening, $17 advance/$20 at door at Raisbeck Hall, 2015 Boren Ave., Seattle. www.thresholdfestival.org

“Flora and Fine Arts” at TAM

Tacoma Art  Museum plays host to “Flora and Fine Arts,” a collaborative show with the Tacoma Garden Club featuring floral arrangements inspired

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