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The Choral Pickup (Professional Choir Debut) July 2014

Location: Washington, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed


1.  We wanted to develop a professional choir that also functioned as an outreach for young singers.


2.  We wanted to develop a series of concerts that would benefit a secondary philanthropic cause.


3.  Our desire was for the series of concerts to be free and open to all.


We are one away from achieving these goals and launching our first series of concerts in the Pacific Northwest.  This twenty-two voice ensemble, lead by Dr. Nathan Frank, includes eight talented young singers from the Puget Sound area and fourteen professional singers from around the United States and Canada.  Through our fund raising efforts, our goal to offer these concerts free of admission has been reached.  Those who wish to make an offering to aid the 93 percent of the Burkina Faso's population who lack access to clean water and sanitation, will be given that opportunity during the concert.


July 16 ~ Tacoma, WA (Christ Episcopal Church 8pm)

July 19 ~ Seattle, WA (PhinneyRidge Lutheran 8pm)

July 20 ~ Bellevue, WA (Newport Presbyterian 3pm)



See the Water Themed Program Below


Ave Maris Stella -  Otto Olsson (1897-1964)

Psalm 42 - Andrew Bleckner (b.1876)

Requiem - arr. by Craig Hella-Johnson (b.1962)


Totus Tuus -  Henryk Gorecki(1933-2010)

O Salutaris Hostia - Eriks Esenvalds (b.1977)


Preguntale a ese mar -  Innocente Carreno (b.1919)

Noche de Lluvia -  arr. by Sid Robinovitch (b. 1942)


Serenade to Music - R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Svend Ronning Violin Soloist  


Fern Hill - John Corigliano (b.1938)

Sarah Davis, Soloist


I wanna be ready -  arr by James Miller

At the River - Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Wade in the Water - Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

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