|University Chorale from Pacific Lutheran University photo provided by NWRS|
This problem made it impossible for the choir to perform the next piece on their program, Heinrich von Herzogenberg’s Op. 22 from “Vier Notturnos.” Eskokina left the stage to the sound of heartfelt applause. Undaunted, Galante made the decision to substitute “Give Me Jesus”—touching with its simple sincerity. They followed it with “The Word Was God” by Rosephanye Powell. This piece captivated me with syncopated rhythm and intense repetition as the male voices repeatedly throbbed out the words “In the beginning was the word and the word was God.” Then the female voices came weaving in, the two seeming to urge each other on to a powerful conclusion.
When it ended, the crowd responded with vigor. But the gracious Galante turned the attention on his accompanist, now seated off to the side, and audience and choir alike applauded her valiant perseverance during the piano’s failure. I look forward to another chance to hear her play. In spite of the piano, this choir impressed.
|The Dorian Singers from University of Puget Sound photo provided by NWRS|
Lyman has this to say about the experience: "I speak for both myself and my singers when I say that we were very grateful to Paul for the invitation of perform with his outstanding Northwest Repertory Singers. He has allowed us not only the opportunity to give our program a test run before the performance at the American Choral Director's Convention, but to be able to share our music with the wider Tacoma community. This was an especially meaningtul performance for me to see my students peform in front of their PLU peers. They thrive in both the process and the product that comes from participating in choral opportunities such as this one, and—even in the midst of midterms, brought their absolute best to the evening! I hope we are able to do it again."
|Northwest Repertory Singers photo provided by NWRS|
Don't miss the Northwest Repertory Singers next concert, coming up in June and featuring the Total Experience Gospel Choir.
How Sweet the Sound Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 3:00 pm
Mason United Methodist Church
The Total Experience Gospel Choir joins NWRS for two concerts that you will not want to miss. Pastor Patrinell Wright founded the choir in 1973 and has led them to become one of the finest soulful choirs in the United States. The choirs will combine for a grand finale that should shake the walls of the concert hall.
Click here to order tickets online or call (253) 265-3042.
Ticket prices: General $18, Seniors/Students/Military $15, Children Under 12 free