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Concert Series






We are truly pleased to offer this Concert Series for 2018-2019.
  
March 9, 2018...Seattle Bach Choir: Rachmaninoff ‘s “All Night Vespers” 
 
December 16, 2018...Bells of the Sound Christmas Concert

 
 All concerts are free and open to all.

Please join us!


March 9, 2019
 
Reception, 6:30 pm
 
Concert,
7:30 pm
Seattle Bach Choir
Anne Lyman
, Director
 
Rachmaninoff ‘s “All Night Vigil”
Sergei Rachmaninoff composed the All Night Vigil in 1915. As required by the Russian Orthodox Church, Rachmaninoff based 10 of the 15 sections on chant. However, the original sections (1, 3, 6, 10, & 11) are so heavily influenced by chant that the composer called them “conscious counterfeits”. The piece has been praised as Rachmaninoff’s finest achievement and “the greatest musical achievement of the Russian Orthodox Church.” 
 
The Seattle Bach Choir programs music that is interesting and beautiful, but not always frequently performed. The Choir’s programming is accessible for audiences who are hearing their first choral music program, and those who are seasoned choral music aficionados.
 
A reception with hors D’oeuvres and beverages begins at 6:30 pm.
The concert begins at 7:30 pm, and is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes in length. 
   
Learn more about the Seattle Bach Choir
 
   Bells of the Sound
Shirley Lindberg, Director
 
Bells of the Sound returned to Saint Andrew's on December 16, 2018 for its 2018 Christmas Concert, "Home for the Holidays"!

This concert featured old favorites as well as fresh takes on holiday classics.
 

Bells of the Sound is not your typical handbell choir. Under the direction of Shirley Lindberg, this talented group of auditioned musicians is a dynamic force in the handbell world - encouraging composers to create new works and advancing this exciting instrument into the mainstream of entertainment. Bells of the Sound has been pioneering handbell artistry and excellence in the Puget Sound area since 1989. Established to give handbell directors an opportunity to ring, Bells of the Sound has matured into a community ensemble dedicated to musical excellence and exciting performance. The group now owns and performs on one of the largest handbell sets in the United States, which includes 7 plus octaves of Malmark handbells and 5 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes. Their four released CDs - Ring We Now Noël, Signatures, The Sound of Christmas and Just Jazz - demonstrate the range of the group and the instrument and feature not only arrangements of well-known tunes, but many original handbell compositions written for contests the group has hosted over the past 12 years. Bells of the Sound will give you a whole new perspective of handbells that you won't want to miss!
 

Learn more about Bells of the Sound

Bells of the Sound includes Saint Andrew's member Vanessa Wilkie.
 




  The Emmaus Trio
Karin Islip, violin; Lauren Root, cello; Will Simpson, piano

  
The Emmaus Trio is Dr. Will Simpson, Karin Islip, and Lauren Root.
They enjoy performing both standard repertoire works as well as works that are unique and rarely performed. 
  
Dr. Simpson is the Director of  Music Ministries at Saint Andrew’s.
Karin Islip and Lauren Root are music teachers on the Eastside and are often heard in the Saint Andrew’s Orchestra and small ensembles.  
 
In 2016, The Emmaus Trio became Saint Andrew's Artists-in-Residence. They continue to share their musical gifts with our congregation and community!