Northwest Boychoir present Duruflé and Mozart in Seattle and Lynnwood, March 21-22

Monday, February 23, 2015

Northwest Boy Choir
Photo by Gil Argerter

Northwest Boychoir present Duruflé Requiem and and Mozart Missa Brevis in new "Choral Tradition" program with Joseph Crmko, conductor.

  • Saturday, March 21, 7:30 pm at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Seattle
  • Sunday, March 22, 7:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood 

At the center of the concert is Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, one of the undisputed masterpieces of 20th-century choral repertoire and a work of serene, seemingly effortless beauty. These performances will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. Stephen H. Petersdorf, president of the board of directors, choir parent, and an eminent physician, who passed away in June last year.

Elisabeth Ellis will play the 1994 Richard Bond organ at St Stephen’s, Seattle, and the 1995 Pasi organ at Trinity Lutheran, Lynnwood. Both organs are regarded as fine examples of the instrument.

The program also includes Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F Major K192, written when Mozart was only 18, and a miracle of brevity and childlike simplicity of spirit, and American composer Randall Thompson’s Place of the Blest, written in 1966 for the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys in New York City.

Joining music director Joseph Crnko are three local musicians: Elisabeth Ellis, pianist and organist; Kathryn Weld, mezzo-soprano, is on the Voice faculty at Western Washington University, and Martin Rothwell, baritone, graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Vocal Performance, and is on the staff of the Northwest Boychoir.

Classical King FM is the media sponsor for the Northwest Boychoir.

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church 4805 NE 45th StSeattle, WA 98105Tickets available online

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 7:00 pm

About the Northwest Boychoir

Led by Joseph Crnko, now in his 30th year as music director, the Choir’s staff of professional musicians and educators is engaged in the teaching of a rigorous curriculum that trains young singers to be fully-skilled musicians who sing at the highest professional level, read music fluently and perform in professional settings with confidence.


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