90 member Northwest Boychoir presents A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Friday, December 1, 2017

Enrique Garcia, Shorecrest, top row left.
Greg Guettler, Shorewood, top row center
Photo by Ben VanHouten

The Northwest Boychoir proudly presents its 39th annual A Festival of Lessons and Carols concert series featuring eight regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Several local students are members of the Northwest Boychoir:
  • Shorecrest HS Sophomore Enrique Garcia, 16
  • Shorewood HS Sophomore Greg Guettler, 15
  • Shorewood HS Senior Jacob Espling, 17

Ladies Vocalpoint! Seattle is joining the Northwest Boychoir for these concerts and local member are: 
  • Kaylie McRea, 15, Sophomore at Shorewood HS
  • Annika Simpson, 18, Senior at Shorecrest HS.

Jacob Espling, Shorewood, top row left
Photo by Ben VanHouten


Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons and Carols has 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.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols concerts are open to the public, and will run December 9-22, 2017 at various venues throughout the Puget Sound Region. Concerts have reserved seating.

Advance tickets are available through the Northwest Choirs at 206-524-3234 or online. These concerts often draw sold-out audiences. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged.

Joseph Crnko, Music Director

Performance schedule:
Special Event, Friday, Dec. 22, 7:30 pm, Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, presented by the Seattle Symphony with Northwest Sinfonia, 200 University Street, Seattle
Tickets through Seattle Symphony206-215-4747.

Email or call 206-524-3234 for information.



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