The Choir of the West takes to the road

Posted by: Date: January 21, 2013 In: ,

Performing in Washington and British Columbia

Choir of the West at PLU Sept. 24, 2012. (Photo/John Froschauer)The PLU Choir of the West will be on tour in Washington and British Columbia later this January and in early February.

The repertoire for this year’s Choir of the West tour spans many stylistic eras and genres. Audience members will hear premiere performances of three works: Exultate, by PLU choral faculty member Brian Galante; Northern Lights, by renowned Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, and Ubi Caritas, Hebu Upendo!, an exciting new piece by PLU student Julian Reisenthel. The program features two Renaissance anthems by English composer Thomas Weelkes, two vocal quartets by Johannes Brahms, and three of the Sept Chansons by Francis Poulenc. As always, the program will contain works from PLU’s Lutheran college heritage, including W.B. Old’s dynamic arrangement of Luther’s A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, and two hymn arrangements by F. Melius Christiansen, O Day Full of Grace and Beautiful Savior.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013  at 7:30 p.m.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Ballard, WA

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, in Bellingham, WA

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Ryerson United Church
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
St. John the Divine Anglican Church in
Victoria, BC, Canada

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Lagerquist Concert Hall,
PLU in Tacoma, WA

Performances are free (an offering will be taken to help defray tour costs) and open to the public.