The final concert of the 2012-2013 Season is the Spring Concert. The journey of Jesus Christ from Passion, to Cross, to the Tomb, to Resurrection is, of course, the reason for the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter. The Chorale will present Handel's beautiful Messiah (Parts II & III). Parts II & III are not frequently performed even in this seasonal context. Even the ubiquitous Hallelujah chorus is often associated with Christmas rather than Easter, the section of the Messiah of which the chorus is actually the conclusion.
In addition to Messiah, the Ensemble will present three special Lent & Easter season related numbers: Joseph M. Martin's In Pilate's Court the Savior Stands, the Via Dolorosa (by Niles Borop & Billy Sprague) and With A Voice of Singing by composer Kenneth Jennings.
Please plan on attending our Spring 2013 concert, so as to top off the fullness of the Liturgical year as presented for you in an array of lively, beautiful, and thrilling music by the NWSMC.
The Northwest Sacred Music Chorale is again delighted to have the opportunity to make the fabulous Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene our performance venue, now even better with the increased parking capacity. The Kroc Center theater is a State-of-the-Art performance center and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. We have lined up a wonderful music season to match this truly wonderful venue.
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The Northwest Sacred Music Chorale's 2012–2013 Concert Season was inspired by the beloved Byrds' hit single, and especially its complete title, “to Everything there is a Season.” Much of this folk rock single's appeal is its lyrics, which are taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes. It is true, our lives are structured around the times and seasons of the year: after all, what would our year be without holidays, birthdays, and memorials? The Church recognized this intrinsic need of ours when constructing the Liturgical Calendar within the Liturgical Year.
“A time to be born, a time to die... A time to mourn, a time to dance.” The first concert of the season is the Fall Concert. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, on the Liturgical Calendar, we find two monumental feast days: November 1 is All Saints' Day, followed by All Souls' Day on November 2. The concert program has been structured around music for these occasions, ranging from classic hymn arrangements (Ralph Vaughan Williams' “For all the Saints”), to rousing spirituals (Moses Hogan's “Elijah Rock”), to the major work for the concert, Gabriel Faure's lush and imaginative setting of the Requiem, featuring powerful baritone solos, a pure soprano solo, and a chamber orchestra.
“A time of love...a time of peace.” Most would likely agree that these two sentiments are at the core of Christmas and all that the powerful holiday and time of year represent. The Christmas Concert, in keeping with the liturgical setting, will be the NWSMC's very own take on the traditional Lessons and Carols format seen in Christian churches throughout the world. Using the most familiar of Christmas texts and carols, this concert will also involve the audience itself in the performance of some of these beloved tunes including “O Come, all ye Faithful,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “We Three Kings.” As is common in the Christmas Concert, outside artists will also be involved to liven up the experience for all!
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