Summer Sings: Bach's Magnificat & Bernstein's Chichester Psalms
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Sings: Bach's Magnificat & Bernstein's Chichester Psalms

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Join us for the final evening of our Summer Sings! 2019 series by singing along with Bach’s Magnificat and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms conducted by Wendy Bamonte and Mark Slegers.

In 1723 Johann Sebastian Bach, with his five children and new wife of two years, moved to Leipzig. During his first year in Leipzig, along with 40 new cantatas and more than 20 reworked pre-Leipzig ones, Johann created the Magnificat in E-flat for Christmas, later revising it to the Magnificat in D for Easter. It is an exhilarating and innovative ride through swift contrasts, alive with freshness and vitality, embodying Mary’s youthfulness in light of her profound task. Chichester Psalms, commissioned by the dean of England's Chichester Cathedral, was not a typical piece for the Anglican Church or for the 1960s avant-garde music world. Yet the work for boy soprano, solo quartet, choir, and orchestra reflects the rich variety of influences that characterized Bernstein’s life and music.

All events begin at 7pm at PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Auditorium with a suggested $10 donation at the door.

Do you have a tablet and would like to use it at Summer Sings? Download a public domain copy of the Magnificat score!

Whether you sing in a professional choir, a school choir, or a choir for one in the shower, Summer Sings is for you! Three Wednesdays in August, music lovers of all stripes come to  sing through masterworks with members of the Portland Symphonic Choir. This year each of our sessions will be led by one of our new Artistic Consortium Leaders.

We provide the scores and the air-conditioning— you provide the enthusiasm!

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To Tango: A Celebration of Argentinian Choral Music
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

To Tango: A Celebration of Argentinian Choral Music

Join the Portland Symphonic Choir in celebration of the choral music of Argentina with our new Artistic Leadership Consortium!  We are excited to present Carlos Guastavino’s Indianas as well as explore the rich heritage of dances that inspired the tango through the works of Piazzolla, Cangiano, and other composers.

The Tiffany Center

Sa 10/11, 7 pm

Tickets available soon!

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Summer Sings: Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Sings: Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe

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Join us for our second evening of our Summer Sings! 2019 series by singing along with Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe, conducted by Dr. Alissa Deeter. This marvelous operetta has many of the qualities Gilbert & Sullivan fans admire; a ravishing overture, hilarious plot complications, scathing commentary on class distinctions, pointed and very funny dialogue, and some extraordinary music with one of Sullivan’s most epic and brilliant finales.

All events begin at 7pm at PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Auditorium with a suggested $10 donation at the door.

Do you have a tablet and would like to use it at Summer Sings? Download a public domain copy of the Iolanthe score!

 
 

Whether you sing in a professional choir, a school choir, or a choir for one in the shower, Summer Sings is for you! Three Wednesdays in August, music lovers of all stripes come to  sing through masterworks with members of the Portland Symphonic Choir. This year each of our sessions will be led by one of our new Artistic Consortium Leaders.

We provide the scores and the air-conditioning— you provide the enthusiasm!

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Summer Sings: Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Sings: Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor

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Join us for our first evening of the Summer Sings! 2019 series by singing along with Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, conducted by Douglas Schneider. Composed after his marriage to Constanze between 1782 and 1783, it oddly remained unfinished. The Mass is, therefore, like the Requiem, a mighty torso. But, unlike the Requiem, it wasn't death that prevented its completion but, most likely, the pressures of life.

All events begin at 7pm at PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Auditorium with a suggested $10 donation at the door.

Do you have a tablet and would like to use it at Summer Sings? Download a public domain copy of the Mass in C score!

Whether you sing in a professional choir, a school choir, or a choir for one in the shower, Summer Sings is for you! Three Wednesdays in August, music lovers of all stripes come to  sing through masterworks with members of the Portland Symphonic Choir. This year each of our sessions will be led by one of our new Artistic Consortium Leaders.

We provide the scores and the air-conditioning— you provide the enthusiasm!

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Brahms Requiem with the Oregon Festival Orchestra
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Brahms Requiem with the Oregon Festival Orchestra

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Sunday, July 14, 4 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Portland
Heather Phillips, soprano
Paul Max Tipton, baritone
Portland Symphonic Choir
Oregon Festival Orchestra
Zvonimir Hačko, conductor

Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Requiem is the central work of Brahms' career. It not only contributed greatly to his popularity but established him as a composer of major stature by linking two of the most important spheres of his lifelong musical endeavor, the vocal and the symphonic. It is a sublime and moving work, in every way representing the quintessence of the 19th century Romanticism.

ABOUT THE SOLOISTS
Heather Phillips, high lyric soprano
Her performances have been described by Opera News as “beautiful” and “shimmering”. She continues to garner critical acclaim with reputable performances on the opera and concert stage. Recent seasons brought Ms.Phillips debuts with New Orleans Opera, Opera Naples, The Austin Symphony Orchestra,  Boise Philharmonic and The Canton Symphony Orchestra, In the fall of 2018, she joined the roster of the San Francisco Opera for their production of Strauss's Arabella, covering the title role.

Paul Max Tipton, baritone
Described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a dignified and beautiful singer, bass-baritone Paul Max Tipton enjoys an active career in opera, oratorio, and chamber music, performing and recording throughout North America, Europe, China, and Korea. A versatile singer, Mr. Tipton’s repertoire ranges from Schütz and Monteverdi to Britten and Bolcom, with his interpretations of the Bach Passions being acclaimed in particular for their strength and sensitivity.

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