2016-17 Concert Season


Love, Laughter & Truth

Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, performed by a quartet and piano four hands, and contemporary solos written by Pacific Northwest composers for voice, piano, trumpet and oboe will provide us with a healthy dose of Love, Laughter & Truth.  Presented in collaboration with Cascadia Composers.

October 21, 2016, 7:00p
St Luke's ~ San Lucas Episcopal Church, Vancouver

October 22, 2016, 7:00p
Central Lutheran Church, Eugene

October 23, 2016, 3:00p
The Old Church, Portland

 


My Sweetest Life

Carlo Gesualdo was not only one of the most interesting noblemen of the 16th century, he also wrote harmonically complex madrigals that seem as though they could have been written yesterday.  Add in current part-songs by Pacific Northwest composers and you get Dolcissima mia vita.  Presented in collaboration with Cascadia Composers.

November 18, 2016, 7:00p
St Luke's ~ San Lucas Episcopal Church, Vancouver

November 19, 2016, 7:00p
Central Lutheran Church, Eugene

November 20, 2016, 3:00p
Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, Portland


Venetian Vespers

The Ensemble continues its tradition of collaboration with early instrumental ensemble Musica Maestrale and Seattle’s early vocal consort Canonici as we present a 17th-century Venetian vespers service. Polychoral psalms by Chiara Margarita Cozzolani in addition to solos and motets by Monteverdi, Grandi, Arrigoni and Castello.

January 20, 2017, 7:00p
Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma

January 21, 2017, 7:00p
Central Lutheran Church, Eugene

January 22, 2017, 3:00p
Saint Stephen Catholic Church, Portland


In vino veritas

Throughout history, humankind's love of wine is apparent through its many references in music.  Join us for a grand pastiche of the many representations of wine throughout the ages.

February 24, 2017, 7:00p
St Luke's ~ San Lucas Episcopal Church, Vancouver

February 25, 2017, 7:00p
Central Lutheran Church, Eugene

February 26, 2017, 3:00p
The Old Church, Portland


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© G. Brad Lewis / volcanoman.com

Orfeo ed Euridice
 

Orfeo ed Euridice, Christoph Gluck's most famous opera, is based on the myth of Orpheus.  The opera details Orfeo's journey to the underworld in order to return with his wife, Euridice.  Amore, however, has given him the condition that he may not look at his wife until they have returned.  Wackiness ensues.  Presented in chamber form by an instrumental ensemble and seven singers.

March 17, 2017, 7:00p
St Luke's ~ San Lucas Episcopal Church, Vancouver

March 18, 2017, 7:00p
Central Lutheran Church, Eugene

March 19, 2017, 3:00p
The Old Church, Portland


the little match girl passion

the little match girl passion, composed by David Lang and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, sets Hans Christian Andersen's story in a format that is reminiscent of Bach's Saint Matthew Passion.  Four singers accompany themselves on percussion instruments in this 21st-century masterpiece.  Leonhard Lechner's Passion (1593) interspersed with chorales from Bach's Saint Matthew Passion will complete the program.

April 7, 2017, 7:00p
St Luke's ~ San Lucas Episcopal Church, Vancouver

April 8, 2017, 7:00p
Central Lutheran Church, Eugene

April 9, 2017, 3:00p
The Old Church, Portland