Concert Schedule | 2014-2015 Season

2014-2015 Season

Shining Night screening with the Northwest Repertory Singers

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
   San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd St., Friday Harbor  

Morten LauridsenThis very special screening of the documentary Shining Night, A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen showcases the life and music of a San Juan Island resident who is considered one of the greatest living composers. And making the evening even more special, members of the Northwest Repertory Singers will be on stage to share some of Lauridsen's compelling choral compositions. 

The composer, who recently moved to San Juan Island after living on Waldron Island for years, is America’s most frequently performed choral composer and a National Medal of Arts recipient. Musicologist Nick Strimple describes him as “the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic.”Shining Night , a film by Michael Stillwater, explores the relationship of art, nature and spirituality, revealing the composer through the lenses of his love for silence and solitude with his passion for music and literature. Islanders who attended last fall’s Friday Harbor Film Festival will remember that the film received the coveted “Audience Favorite” award. 

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Gloria: Christmas with Brass and ChoirGloria: Christmas with Brass and Choir

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:30 pm 
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 6:30-7:00 pm

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3:00 pm 
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 2:00-2:30 pm

No music is more iconic for the Christmas season than songs and carols for choir and brass. NWRS welcomes members of Sounds of Brass and director John Falskow for a Christmas celebration featuring two magnificent “Glorias,” including the setting by John Rutter. We’ll invite you to join the choir and brass in singing some of your favorite carols, too. Not to be missed!

Celtic CelebrationCeltic Celebration

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Celtic music is unmistakable: pulsing rhythms, sparkling instruments, and a unique sense of joy. NWRS celebrates this time-honored musical tradition with legendary Northwest artists Philip and Pam Boulding and Magical Strings ensemble, featuring Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer, and other instruments. Our celebration offers innovative contemporary works by Dublin composer Michael McGlynn plus a finale with Irish dancers.

Songs of the NorthwestSongs of the Northwest

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
   Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma WA
   Pre-concert lecture 6:30-7:00 p.m.

The Northwest region is recognized within the choral music community for the creativity, innovation, and spirit of the region’s composers and ensembles. This concert features repertoire by Northwest composers and music that captures the natural beauty of our Pacific Northwest. Among composers represented will be Morten Lauridsen, Donna Gartman Schultz, Vijay Singh, and NWRS members Kyle Haugen and Tom Walworth.