Concert Schedule | 2017-2018 Season

ANNOUNCING NWRS 2017-2018 SEASON

Celebrate!  Treasured Memories & New Visions

Celebrate! Treasured Memories & New Visions

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 6:30-7:00 p.m.

NWRS will be joined by members of Symphony Tacoma as we present Morten Lauridsen'sLux aeterna revealing both God's eternal light and the inner light of a young, carefree heart. John Corigliano's Fern Hill and Randall Stroope's The Pasture will reflect upon a golden childhood spent on a farm, just as our esteemed director experienced firsthand. NWRS is also honored to present two world  premieres. Abend, a new work by Paul's son, David Schultz, is based on the poetry of Rainier Maria Rilke. Meet Me in the Green Glen, composed by Donna Gartman Schultz, is based on text by John Clare. In a finale you do not want to miss, NWRS alumni will join us on stage for Morten Lauridsen's sublime Sure on This Shining Night and Mack Wilberg's hope-filled Anthem of Peace.

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Celebrate! Rejoice! Sing!

December 16, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
December 17, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.

We celebrate the gift of music with holiday favorites NWRS has performed over the past 16 seasons.  Highlights include music with brass ensemble, harp, oboe, percussion and a finale for choir, instruments and audience.

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2016-2017 Season Recap

A Concert Celebrating the Arts in Tacoma | 1. Catalog ID Number: C1973.27.2; Painting; Creation Date: 1973, One of five paintings commissioned by the State of Washington. One of five paintings depicting the George Washington Bush party traveling to Oregon. Image shows a horse in the foreground; Creator: Jacob Lawrence. Image courtesy of Washington State Historical Society. 2. Miss Everything (Unsuppressed Deliverance); Amy Sherald; Baltimore, MD; 2013; Oil on canvas; Frances and Burton Reifler. This exhibition has been organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. The competition and exhibition have been made possible by generous support from the Virginia Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Endowment. Seasonal Support for this exhibition provided by ArtsFund.  3. Kelly O’Dell (American, born 1973) and Raven Skyriver (American, born 1982). Treasure-trove, 2015. Hot-sculpted glass; Courtesy of the artist; Photo by Kp Studios.

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!


A December to Remember

A December to Remember - Northwest Repertory Singers

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.


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!