THE EVERETT CHORALE

Engaging our community through our music

The Everett Chorale performs a wide variety of choral music for the enrichment and enjoyment of our community while providing local singers with the opportunity to increase their musical knowledge and experience. Our rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 9:30 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 Mukilteo Blvd, Everett, WA 98203.


Snohomish County Youth Chorus

Snohomish County Youth Chorus is back for the 2022-2023 season! We are thrilled to return to serving the children of Snohomish County this Fall. Our rehearsals will begin October 3rd, 2022 under the continued direction of our Artistic Director, Taylor Clarke. This season, we are committed to creating fulfilling, motivating, and inspirational experiences in song for all of our choristers. All students K-12 welcome to register, no auditions necessary! Registration can be found at bit.ly/scyc22.

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Everett Chorale 2022-2023 Season: One World

A mid summer note about our December 2022 Concert

world A note for past, current and future Everett Chorale singers. Our December concert will be December 4, 2022 at Everett Performing Arts Center and promises to be a magnificent presentation of songs from around the world. Beginning our season theme of One World, this concert will feature songs in a variety of languages and styles, highlighting voice and violin. With a centerpiece of assorted well-known Christmas carols and songs, along with songs bringing messages of hope and peace, this is a concert you won’t want to miss!

crowd of peopleHeather MacLaughlin-Garbes, our Artistic Director/Conductor, says, “I am so excited to come back together this year for an exciting season! We have a wonderful year planned of varied repertoire and events and I hope that you all are able to join us! We continue to be very mindful and careful with COVID protocols to keep everyone safe and all of us able to continue to sing together. I can’t wait to see and hear you all again soon!”

Monday rehearsals, 7:00 to 9:30 pm, begin September 12, 2022, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Everett. Visit our website (https://everettchorale.org/) and facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheEverettChorale/) for more information about registration as the season begins. For new singers, auditions will be scheduled during or before rehearsals as a quick way to validate your singing part.


Here are the songs we’ll be performing in December. You’ll note that most songs below include YouTube links; check out the great music we’ll be singing.

  • Hodie, Christus natus est (Today Christ is Born), Willan: Bright, rhythmic a cappella selection for Christmas. https://youtu.be/wbk69Ps39rM (Latin)
  • Hard Times Come Again No More, arr. Kirchner (with violin): a popular American song written by Stephen C. Foster during 1854. Well-known and popular in its day, it was a favorite of both sides in the American Civil War. https://youtu.be/SZBQnGri8gg (English)
  • Ukrainian Song, Rutter: A short chorale piece composed by John Rutter in March 2022 in response to the global tragedy in Ukraine. It has been sent to over 8,000 choirs world wide free of charge. https://youtu.be/lJl3kVwl2-U (Ukrainian)
  • Still, Still, Still, arr. Brunner: Austrian Christmas carol and lullaby that appeared in 1865 (English)
  • A Vaughn Williams Christmas, arr. Wagner: This merry medley gathers three carols that have been arranged/harmonized by beloved composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. You’ll recognize his unique sound right away on Forest Green (O Little Town Of Bethlehem); Wassail Song and Sussex Carol. https://youtu.be/0GAE7p1_gmU (English)
  • O Magnum mysterium, Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium is a text from the Holy Matins of Christmas describing the wonderment of the animals as they gaze on Christ. https://youtu.be/QT5K-GxDHyM (Latin)
  • Ave Maria, Franck: “Hail, Mary,” composed by Caser Franck in 1865. https://youtu.be/6GvzWrEmT0w (Latin)
  • Amor di mi alma, Stroope: This profound work is set to a stunning 16th century love poem, which translates "You are the Love of my Soul." https://youtu.be/R0xtyjJ8eYo (Spanish)
  • Karin Boye’s Evening Prayer, Hovland: This anthem by the internationally-known Norwegian composer Egil Hovland. https://youtu.be/Vds8W8BmDXc (English)
  • Wanting memories, Ysaye Barnwell: "I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes..." This extraordinary a cappella piece speaks to everyone of the precious gift of life. https://youtu.be/BMY1wAx2jeg" (English)
  • Lully, lulla, lullay, arr. Stopford: The words from the 15th century are newly composed into a lilting carol-anthem of great simplicity, and in just four parts. An optional fifth part enters towards the end with a glorious descant. https://youtu.be/C6o0amydcLU" (English)
  • Anthem of Peace, arr. Wilberg: This is a powerful message in song based on the Estonian folksong The Power Of Song and the American spiritual We Shall Walk In The Valley Of Peace. https://youtu.be/-j2A28XZaUM (English)
  • Dulaman, arr. Fischer (with violin): A Celtic folk song sung in Gaelic. https://youtu.be/YdJGag0Nemw (Gaelic)
  • The Parting Glass, arr. Quartel: This traditional Scottish song is often sung as a farewell at the end of a festive gathering. https://youtu.be/UH04ASFo7KQ (English)

Jennifer Rodgers conducts Clifton Hardin's Requiem in Carnegie Hall

The Everett Chorale is traveling to Carnegie Hall!

The Everett Chorale is proud to have been invited to participate in an exciting event at Carnegie Hall in New York:
Jennifer Rodgers conducts Clifton Hardin’s Requiem in Carnegie Hall- May 29, 2023

Details:

  • Friday, May 26, 2023: Arrival in New York City. No scheduled events.
  • Saturday, May 27, 2023: Rehearsal with Maestra Rodgers, combined choirs, and piano in hotel ballroom in morning or afternoon. Rest of day free.
  • Sunday, May 28, 2023: Rehearsal with Maestra Rodgers, combined choirs, and piano in hotel ballroom in morning or afternoon. Rest of day free.
  • Monday, May 29, 2023:
    • Dress rehearsal with Maestra Rodgers, combined choirs, orchestra, and soloists in Carnegie Hall.
    • CONCERT in Carnegie Hall
    • Post-concert celebratory cruise around lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Dinner and two drink tickets included.

The Everett Chorale is proud to be participating in this event. In addition to singing the Hardin Requiem at Carnegie Hall in May of next year, we will feature the requiem at our concert on June 11, 2023. We encourage interested singers to join us early to practice for this event and join us for our spring concert. The chorale will have links for registration for one of the two options available for this trip: Full Concert package plus residency or Concert only. More details will be available soon; please contact Cherylg@aol.com with your questions.


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