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Items by Karen P. Thomas

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Classified ad: BASS SECTION LEADER - VOCAL COACH
Seattle Pro Musica   The Bass Section Leader/Vocal Coach reports to the Artistic Director and is responsible for serving as section leader of the bass section of Seattle Pro Musica. The Section Leader also provides vocal coaching to members of the choir in group sessions. Weekend and evening hour...
Concert: Britten +
Britten+ Concert and Community Sing Celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten with some of his most loved choral works. Britten+ showcases the choral music of Benjamin Britten, paired with music by contemporary American composers.   Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb," "Festival Te Deum," "Jubil...
Comment: Re: History of Technology in Choral Classrooms
Contact Max Mendez - he just gave a fabulous session on this for Washington ACDA.    MJMendez@nic.edu   Karen Thomas Seattle Pro Musica
Concert: Lucis - Music of Light
Immerse yourself in the sound of contemporary classics – 20th and 21st century works written for a reverberant cathedral acoustic, and expressing humanity’s connection to the divine and to each other. The featured work is Canticum calamitatis maritimae by Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi –...
Concert: Bach's St John Passion
Seattle Pro Musica performs Bach's St John Passion  Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11, at 8:00 pm.St. James Cathedral at 9th & Marion, Seattle.   Soloists: Madeline Bersamina, soprano; countertenor Joseph Schlesinger from Amsterdam; tenors Wesley Rogers (Evangelist ) and Jam...
Comment: Re: Gay Composers
My website contains a list of my choral works:   http://karenpthomas.com   best wishes, Karen Thomas
Concert: Celtic Christmas - Music of Ireland, Scotland & Wales
Seattle Pro Musica invites you to experience the sublime beauty of the human voice in expressions of joy and inspiration with the first concert of our 2011-2012 season.   Celtic Christmas - Music of Ireland, Scotland & Wales Experience the lively sounds of traditional Celtic c...
Concert: Seattle Pro Musica performs "Illuminare" Nov. 20
Seattle Pro Musica performs this Sunday, Nov 20, at 3:00 pm in Olympia, WA. "Illuminare, Winter Lights" includes Stanford's "Magnificat", MacMillan's "Christus Vincit", Whitacre's "Leonardo dreams of his flying machine", van Dijk's "Horizons", and Judith Weir's "Illuminare Jerusalem." St. J...
Comment: Re: festival piece for massed choirs
hi Chrisanne,   May I suggest my arrangement of "How can I keep from singing"?  It has been used very successfully as a massed choir piece for a number of different festivals.  Duration is about 5 minutes, and it is very accessible with a few challenges. It also allows you the possibility o...
Comment: Re: Holocaust Cantata- what to pair with it?
Hi Jim   For something that references hardship, but is uplifting and hopeful, I suggest my arrangement of the hymn "How can I keep from singing."  It is published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing.   http://sbmp.com/SR2.php?CatalogNumber=897   best wishes, Karen Thomas Seattle Pr...
Comment: Re: Music about war
hello Ryan,   I have a piece written in memory of the victims of the bombing of Hiroshima, "Over the City."  SATB with piano and cello, 9 minutes.  I would be happy to send you a perusal pdf and CD if you are interested.   best wishes, Karen Thomas Artistic Director, Seattle Pro Mu...
Comment: Re: Looking for repertoire for a themed concert, "Where the Wild Things Are"
hi Alyssa,   I have a couple of pieces that would fit your theme - both are SATB settings on Lewis Carroll poems: "Jabberwocky" and "Turtle Soup".  They are from my collection "Four Lewis Carroll Songs", and are available as individual octavos. I would be happy to send a perusal pdf and mp3 ...
Comment: Re: September 11, tenth anniversary music
Phil   "A Child's Prayer" by James MacMillan is very moving. Needs 2 very good soloists.   Some churches have used the hymn tune "How can I keep from singing" as an uplifting remembrance piece. I have an arrangement of it, published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing.   http://www.sbmp....
Comment: Re: "fun" or "funny" pieces that work
hi Lynne,   I have four pieces on Lewis Carroll poems from Alice in Wonderland & Alice through the Looking Glass. They have been very successful in performances I've done of them with my choir, and they also won the Alice Parker Melodious Accord Competition a few years ago. I would be hap...
Concert: Seattle Pro Musica adds performance of Nowell Dec 17
Seattle Pro Musica has just added a performance of  NOWELL, an English Christmas, due to audience demand! This performance takes place on December 17 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, at 8pm.  Tickets available online at seattlepromusica.org, or by phone at 206.781.2766x302Seattle Pro Musicap...
Announcement: Seattle Pro Musica television appearance
Seattle Pro Musica, conducted by Karen P. Thomas, appeared on KING 5 TV on November 30. The choir performed Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Wassail Song" on the 'New Day Northwest' show on KING 5, and talked about it's upcoming "Nowell" concerts and educational outreach programs.   For more i...
Announcement: Seattle Pro Musica welcomes Katie Skovholt as General Manager
Seattle Pro Musica is excited to welcome Katie Skovholt as our new General Manager, effective October 5, 2010. She comes to Seattle Pro Musica with a strong background in both vocal music and business administration, as well as a life-long love of choral music.    ...
Comment: Re: Earth, Wind (air), Water and Fire
  I have two pieces which might fit your program:   An arrangement of the spiritual "Deep River" for water. Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing, available through JW Pepper and other outlets. JW Pepper item #10090100. (SBMP924)   "I will pour out my spirit" for fire. I would be happy to...
Comment: Re: Choral Selections on the theme of "light"
 I have a work for women's voices titled "Lux Lucis" (light of lights) on texts by Hildegard von Bingen. Would be happy to send you a perusal score via email.  You can hear audio clips of the work on the Seattle Pro Musica website at: http://www.seattlepromusica.org/buy-cds/concert-cd.php?title=Mu...
Concert: Song of Songs - Seattle Pro Musica
SEATTLE PRO MUSICA presents Song of Songs Four World Premieres May 14 and 15, 2010   Seattle Pro Musica presents SONG OF SONGS, a celebration of music and poetry, at St. James Cathedral on May 14 and 15.  Featuring choral settings from many eras on the poetry from the Song of Songs, these concer...
Comment: Re: Literature on "Sorrow to Joy" theme
Marie,   I have a work you might be interested in for your program. It's titled "Over the City" and is in memory of the victims of the bombing of Hiroshima, scored for choir and chamber ensemble (or for choir and organ; or choir with piano and cello), it was premiered on August 6, 1995 in Seattle....
Comment: Re: Repertoire ideas re water, rivers, etc
hi Phil,   I have a new arrangement (just released) of the spiritual "Deep River", published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing   http://www.sbmp.com/     (SBMP924).   It's available on the JW Pepper website at   http://www.jwpepper.com/10090100.item   best wishes, Karen Thomas Seattle P...
Concert: Seattle Pro Musica presents "French Masters"
Seattle Pro Musica performs choral works by French and Flemish composers in the magnificent acoustic of St. James Cathedral. Featuring Frank Martin’s exquisite Mass for Double Choir as recorded on Seattle Pro Musica’s Music of the Spirit CD. Also included are Poulenc’s Lenten Motets, Durufl...
Comment: Re: 10-15 minute piece for advanced SSAA group
hi Laura   I have a challenging work for SSAA titled "Lux Lucis" -- it's in 3 movements, about 10 minutes duration, on texts by Hildegard von Bingen . I wrote it for the small women's ensemble of Seattle Pro Musica, which had about 17 members at the time. It worked very well for that size ensemble ...
Comment: Re: "Love" Song Suggestions
hi Danielle   I have a work titled "Three Medieval Lyrics" - settings of three 15th century English lyric poems about love. Can be performed as a set or separately. If you are interested, I would be happy to send a perusal score.   best wishes, Karen Thomas, Artistic Director Seattle Pro Musica  
Comment: Re: Lux Lucis by Karen P. Thomas
hi Susan Thanks for your interest in "Lux Lucis."  I self-publish the piece, and would be happy to send you a perusal copy of the score.  You can email me directly at   karen@seattlepromusica.org Looking forward to being in touch with you.   all best, Karen Thomas
Concert: Seattle Pro Musica presents "Eastern Lights - Music of Asia and the Pacific"
Seattle Pro Musica presents EASTERN LIGHTS, an evocative and innovative program for the winter season featuring traditional folk songs and new choral music from Japan, Korea, China, India, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. This unique concert includes music from various Asian and Pacific ...
Comment: Re: Works for Choir and BRASS QUNITET
I have a piece for SATB with brass quintet - "I will pour out my spirit."  Would be happy to send you a perusal copy. Karen P. Thomas Artistic Director Seattle Pro Musica www.seattlepromusica.org  
Comment: Re: songs about singing
I have an arrangement for SATB of "How can I keep from singing". It will soon be available from Santa Barbara Music Publishing  -  www.sbmp.com   I would be happy to send you a perusal copy in advance of publication.   Karen P. Thomas Artistic Director & Conductor Seattle Pro Musica www.se...