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Tag: Tacoma Youth Chorus


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 »


Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Youth Chorus in Olympia, Easter oratorio at LDS Sumner and Tacoma, Rich Ridenour with the Tacoma Symphony and “Joy Luck Club” at Tacoma Little Theatre

Tacoma Youth Choruses in Olympia

The Tacoma Youth Chorale, the Young Men’s Chorus and the Young Women’s Chorus will perform at the by-donation music series at St. John’s Episcopal, Olympia. Music includes choral classics, gospel standards and 21st-century compositions by Bach, Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn and more. 3 p.m. March 24. Entry by donation, free child care and artist reception. St. John’s Episcopal Church, corner 19th Ave. SE and Capitol Way, Olympia. 360-352-8527, stjohnsoly.org

Easter oratorio at Mormon churches in Sumner, Tacoma

After successful performances last year, Sumner and Tacoma Mormon churches are remounting the Easter oratorio “Lamb of God” by Rob Gardner this and next weekend, directed by soprano Erin Guinup. There’s an accompanying video presentation. 7 p.m. March 24 at LDS Church, 512 Valley Ave. E., Sumner; 7 p.m. March 31 at LDS Church 1102 S. Pearl St., Tacoma. Admission free. lds.org

Pianist Rich Ridenour with Tacoma Symphony Read more »


Critic’s Picks: Flamenco at UPS, DASH “Cinderella,” Tacoma Concert Band at Pantages and the Tacoma Youth Chorus at Christ Episcopal

Flamenco at UPS

See world flamenco master Teo Morca with Tacoma dancer Marisela Fleites in a crackling duo show at UPS tonight, alongside singer Vicento Griego and guitarist Gerardo Alcala. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $8. Norton Clapp Theater, Jones Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, tickets.pugetsound.edu

Tacoma Concert Band with flutist Jim Walker

Flute virtuoso Jim Walker, billed as the late Jean Pierre Rampal’s “favorite flute player,” is the soloist for the Tacoma Concert Band’s performance this Saturday in a program including Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Copland. 7:30 p.m. April 28. From $16. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org, tacomaconcertband.org Read more »