Concert Schedule | 2016-2017 Season

Save the Date: 2016-2017

A December to Remember

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 pm 
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 6:30-7:00 pm

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 3:00 pm 
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 2:00-2:30 pm

Two home-grown music ensembles — Tacoma’s Geiger Montessori School children’s choir and Pacific Lutheran University’s Lyric Brass Quintet — join NWRS for a friends and family-focused evening of cherished melodies, including the world premiere of a finale of carols by Kyle Haugen.

 

Celebrating the Arts in Tacoma

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30 pm 
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 6:30-7:00 pm

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3:00 pm 
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 2:00-2:30 pm

For this extraordinary multimedia event with the Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, and Washington State History Museum, NWRS will present choral works setting each museum’s exhibits to song as images and video surround the choir. Don’t miss this historic collaboration celebrating the arts in Tacoma!


2015-2016 Season Recap

Best of the West Christmas

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 7:30 pm 
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 6:30-7:00 pm

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 3:00 pm 
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 2:00-2:30 pm

Celebrate the season with songs and carols inspired by people and places of the American West. The program features Conrad Susa's monumental Carols and Lullabies of the Southwest, accompanied by harp, marimba, and guitar — plus world premieres and special guest artists from the Northwest.

 

An Explosion of Sound

An EXPLOSION of Sound, featuring Joseph Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass"

Saturday, March 12, 2016 7:30 pm 
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 6:30-7:00 pm

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:00 pm 
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 2:00-2:30 pm

Get ready for something big! NWRS joins forces with Cora Voce (www.coravoce.org) and Rainier Symphony for Franz Joseph Haydn's "explosive" Lord Nelson Mass. Each choir will also present repertoire showcasing their individual sound.

 

Song of the Salish Chief

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Nine years after first performing this work commemorating the Salish nation, NWRS again teams up with the legendary Rev. Roy Wilson as narrator to weave a tapestry of spoken word and choral singing. The textured accompaniment includes xylophone, vibraphone, marimba and other instruments. Song of the Salish Chief is truly unique — and rarely performed. Not to be missed!