25 Years of Chorale Memories
Members of the chorale have shared their favorite memories from the last 25 years with the chorale. Take a look!

December 5 & 6, 2015: Winter Wonderland
Gary Cannon, Artistic director @ Bethel Church
When Icicles Hang, (1974), John Rutter
El Hambo, (1996), Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Frozen Choral Suite, (2013), Christophe Beck
Winter Wonderland (1934/1986), Felix Bernard
In Winter (2013), Victor C. Johnson
Winter (2015), Abraham Kaplan
In the Bleak Midwinter (1911), Harold Darke
Bring Us In Good Ale (1916), Gustav Holst
Peace, Peace (1969/1989), Rick and Sylvia Powell

April 25 & 26, 2015: Faure Requiem
Gary Cannon, Artistic director @ Bethel Church
   Messe de Requiem, Opus 48 (1893), Gabrial Fauré
   From the Bavarian Highlands, Opus 27(1895), Edward Elgar

December 6 & 7, 2014: Holiday Treasures
Gary Cannon, Artistic director @ Bethel Church
Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme, Phillip Nicolai, Johann Sebastian Bach
Joseph Lieber, Joseph Mein (1551), Johann Walther
Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming (1993), Hugo Distler
Still, Still, Still (1958), Norman Luboff
A Christmas Carol (c. 1894), Charles Ives
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (1967), Elizabeth Poston
O Magnum Mysterium (1994), Morten Lauridsen
Bogoroditse Devo (1915), Sergei Rachmaninov
Wexford Carol (1973), John Rutter
I Wonder As I Wander, John Jacob Niles and Lewis Henry Horton
The Huron Carol (2003), Eleanor Daley
Choose Something Like A Star (1959), Randall Thompson
Sir Christèmas (1969), William Mathias

June 29 and July 1, 2014: "No Bridges" 25th Anniversary Concert
Gary Cannon, Artistic director @ Bethel Church, and Fauntleroy Church, West Seattle.
   Vashon Suite (2013), Bronwyn Edwards

March 30, 2014: Mozart "Great" Mass in C minor
Mark Adrian, Mass Choir Director, Gary Cannon, Vashon Chorale Artistic director @ Benaroya Hall
    • The Snow, Sir Edward Elgar (featuring Karin Choo and Gaye Detzer, violins)
    • Dirait-on (1993), Morten Lauridsen/Rainer Maria Rilke
    • 'Strawberry Kisses,' from Vashon Suite (2013), Bronwyn Edwards
     'Great' Mass in C minor, K.427 (1783), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dec. 7 & 8, 2013: Ceremony of Carols
Gary Cannon, artistic director @ Bethel Church
    • Ceremony of Carols (1942), Benjamin Britten, arr. Julius Harrison
    • What Child Is This? (1981), Dale Warland
    • Hallelu (1975), Stephen Paulus
    Coventry Carol for Flute and Harp (1974), John Rutter
    Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (1974), John Rutter
    • Silent Night (2013), Matthew Cullotin
    • Greensleeves Variations for Flute and Harp (1976), Lorain Fleury & Dewey Owens
    • A Somerset Carol (2006), Dale Warland

Apr. 13 & 14, 2013: Coronation
Gary Cannon, artistic director @ Bethel Church (with orchestra)
    • Mass in C Major, K. 317 "Coronation" (1779), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Zadok the Priest (1727), George Frederic Handel
    • I Was Glad (1685), Henry Purcell
    I Was Glad (1902), Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
    • O Taste and See (1952), Ralph Vaughan Williams
    • The Old Hundreth Psalm Tune (1952), arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dec. 1 & 2, 2012: Celebration—Music for Chanukah and Christmas
Gary Cannon, artistic director and Linda Lee, accompanist @ Bethel Church
    • Eight Days of Chanukah, Abraham Kaplan
    • The Snow, Sir Edward Elgar (featuring Karin Choo and Gaye Detzer, violins)
    • The Twelve Days of Christmas, English Carol, arr. John Rutter
    Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, Gregorian Chant, arr. Zoltán Kodály
    • Carol of the Bells, Ukranian song, arr. Peter J. Wilhousky
    • Still, still, still, Austrian carol, arr. Norman Luboff
    • Masters in this Hall, French carol, arr. William Averitt
    • Silent night, Franz Gruber, arr. Carl Reinecke
    • A Merry Christmas, English carol, arr. Arthur Warrell

Apr. 21 & 22, 2012: Songs in the Key of V
Gary Cannon, artistic director and Linda Lee, accompanist @ Bethel Church
    Country Wedding, by Buzz Brusletten
    • Hymn to Red October, Basil Poledouris
    Ave Maria, Charles Lovekin
    • Sing Alleluia, Charles Lovekin
    • Elegy, Craig Hanson
    • I Knew a Woman, Craig Hanson
    • For All The Saints, Robert Shaw
    • If Music, Gary Cannon
    • Mass of Saint Louis, Frank Speller
    • 23rd Psalm, Frank Speller
    • Nunc Dimittis, Peter Chamberlain
    • If I Have My Ticket Lord, Tim Drewes
    • Leonosa from 'Vashon Suite,' Bronwyn Edwards
    • Creative Minds from 'Vashon Suite,' Bronwyn Edwards
    • Moon Over Vashon, Composer Unknown

Dec. 3 & 4, 2011: Dona Nobis Pacem
Gary Cannon, artistic director @ Bethel Church (w/ Signature Brass Quintet)
    Dona nobis pacem, R. Vaughan Williams (Jennifer Krikawa, Andrew Krikawa, soloists)
    • Eight Days of Chanukah (#2 & #8), Abraham Kaplan
    Five Christmas Carols, David Willcocks
    • Ave Maria, Franz Biebl
    • Peace, peace, Rick & Sylvia Powell
    • Dona nobis pacem (round), anonymous

September 11, 2011
Gary Cannon, artistic directory at VHS gym
    • Requiem, Mozart (Rolling Requiem 9/11 anniversary memorial)

April 9 & 10, 2011
Gary Cannon, artistic directory at Bethel Church
    Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Brahms

Dec. 4 & 5, 2010
Gary Cannon, artistic director at Bethel Church
    • Oratorio de Noël, Camille Saint-Saëns
    • Angels We Have Heard on High, arr. Linda Gingrich
    • Shepherds' Farewell, Hector Berlioz
    • Venez, mes Enfants, Donald Patriquin
    • O Holy Night, Adolphe Adam (arr. Wallingford Riegger)
    • Il Est Ne', le Divin Enfant, arr. Linda Gingrich
    • If Music, Gary Cannon
    • A New Year Carol, Benjamin Britten
    • A Hymn to the Virgin, Benjamin Britten
    • Ave Maria, Anton Bruckner
    • Christmastime is Here, Vince Guaraldi (arr.Steve Zegree)

August 26, 2010
Gary Cannon, artistic director at Ober Park, with Portage Fill Big Band
    • It don't mean a thing, Duke Ellington (arr. Carubia)
    • Fidgety feet, Gershwin (arr. Shaw)
    • The man I love, Gershwin (arr. Shaw)
    • As time goes by, Hupfield (arr. Carubia)
    • Don't get around much anymore, Duke Ellington (arr. Carubia)
    • Libertango, Piazzolla (arr. Escalada)
    • Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel, Moses Hogan

March 14, 2010
Gary Cannon, artistic director at Benaroya Hall
    • Sing of Spring, Gershwin
    • The Road not Taken, Thompson (from "Frostiana")
    • Zion's Walls, Copland
    • Requiem, Mozart (w/ 3 other choirs)

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