The Vashon Island Chorale engages, enriches, and unites our island community by providing opportunities for all people to participate in, learn about and enjoy fine chorale music.
The Vashon Island Chorale was established in 1989, and is dedicated to the promotion of fine choral music in the Vashon community. The repertoire of the Vashon Island Chorale focuses on major masterworks from the past four centuries. The Chorale also regularly presents works by local composers, including residents of Vashon Island and the greater Seattle area. Artistic partners have included members of Vashon Opera, the Vashon-Maury Chamber Orchestra, the Portage Fill Big Band, and the Signature Brass Quintet. Dr. Gary D. Cannon has led the Chorale as Artistic Director since 2008.
Vashon Island Chorale is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For information about the group, contact board president, Jo Ann Bardeen, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-683-4556.
Next Up: Old American Songs, April 18 & 19, 2020 at VHS
The nineteenth century was a prolific time for American songwriting. Choral composers ever since have been entranced by a cornucopia of folksongs, Shaker and revivalist hymns, African-American spirituals, and children’s songs. Selections from Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs join works by Northwest composers Morten Lauridsen and Tim Drewes. Another highlight is the cycle At the Water’s Edge by Kevin Siegfried with texts by American poet Sarah Orne Jewett.