Friday, December 7, 2012

Two Laurelhurst Residents Singing Sunday With Northwest Boychoir At St.Stephens Church

The Northwest Boychoir, including two members from Laurelhurst, Jean Luc Birchfield and Colin Petersdorf, who  will perform on Sunday at St. Stephens Church (4805 NE 45th Street) at 7pm, for their special "Festival of Lessons & Carols 2012."
The holiday concert, with nine regional performances, showcases the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carolshas become a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region.

This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience.
These concerts are open to the public, and run through December 23rd. Advance tickets for reserved seating are available through the Northwest Choirs at 206-524-3234 or online.

The Northwest Boychoir website says:
Annually, 200 young singers enroll in our premier music education programs. These students -- boys ages 6 to 18, and girls 12 to 18 -- come from all corners of the Puget Sound region representing 115 diverse public and private elementary, middle and high schools.

In our program, these children and young adults become skilled musicians and singers with a passion for the musical arts, and the unique ability to perform great choral literature and contemporary works at the highest professional levels. Considered the premier children’s choirs in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Choirs is an integral part of the region’s cultural life.

Northwest Choirs members perform regularly with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, as well as other high-profile performing arts groups in the area.

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