Music calendar

  • Wed Nov 23rd, 2011 2:27pm
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Concerts

Snohomish County

Kat and Jose Duet Show: Jose “Juicy” Gonzales and Katrina Kope have been entertaining audiences with their duet shows for three years. Mining the songbooks of favorite singers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Nancy Wilson, and Frank Sinatra, their appealing style brings old school songs to a new audience; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26; doors open at 6:45 p.m. at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Tickets are $10 and $8. Call 360-568-9412 or go to thumbnailtheater.com.

“Big Voodoo Daddy”: Modern-day swing band plays holiday favorites. The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets are $30 to $35, $15 for youth at ec4arts.org or 425-275-9595.

Holiday programs

“Sing We Now of Christmas”: The Everett Chorale presents a medley of recognizable traditional and spiritual carols including and featuring four hand piano and brass and percussion ensemble; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets are $16 and $14. Call EPAC at 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722 or by order form at http://www.everettchorale.org/index.html.

“A Christmas Concert”: The Coram Deo Ensemble weaves a rich, sonic tapestry of Celtic, Gregorian, classical and contemplative sacred music and is an international collaboration between American composer/keyboardist, Jeff Johnson; Irish flutist, Brian Dunning; American violinist, Wendy Goodwin; soprano, Janet Marie Chvatal and German baritone, Marc Gremm; 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 1318 Highway 532, Camano Island. Tickets are $17.50 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/200472 or at the door on the evening of the concert.

Winter Concert: The Northwest Chorale will perform the entire Handel’s “Messiah” featuring the solo talents of Kathy Barlow soprano; Emily Lunde, alto; Paul Karaitis, tenor and Michael Drumheller, bass; 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. Donations will be accepted for local food banks. Go to www.nwchorale.org.

“The Pilgrims Christmas Concert”: Enjoy sacred yuletide music and fun holiday tunes for all ages from this male chorus of Puget Sound singers. Reception follows; 6 p.m. Dec. 4, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Free. A free will offering will be taken to support New Horizons Ministry. 425-252-3757.

Michael W. Smith: “It’s a Wonderful Christmas”: With 44 GMA Dove Awards, three Grammys and more than 15 million in sales, Michael W. Smith has created a musical legacy; the tour features Smith with a full symphony orchestra performing selections from his three Christmas albums; 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $77, $62, $52, $42 and $27. Call 866-332-8499 or go to www.comcastarenaeverett.com/.

“Holiday Magic: A World of Celebrations”: The Sno-King Chorale features seasonal songs from around the world with music from Spain, Germany, Italy, England, Japan, Kenya and other countries, plus the heartwarming story, “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!”; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $20, $15 and $10. Call ECA 425-275-9595 or online at ec4arts.org.

A Christmas Concert: Pacific Chamber Orchestra presents works by Bach, D’Indy and Mozart as well as a holiday sing-a-long with the orchestra with music provided; 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Tickets are $10 and $15. Call 425-743-0255 or go to www.pacificachamberorchestra.org.

“Holiday Concert”: Cascade Symphony Orchestra presents a collection of holiday music and dance by Tchaikovsky, Leroy Anderson and others featuring Polina Dickenson and Nathan Murstein, 11-year-old champion ballroom dancers; enjoy a sing-along of favorite choruses from Handel’s “Messiah”; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $25, $20, $15 and $10. Call ECA 425-275-9595 or online at ec4arts.org.

Seattle

Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.org.

“The Snowman”: Raymond Briggs’ children’s book, “The Snowman,” comes to life as Seattle Symphony performs Howard Blake’s stunning soundtrack while the animated classic plays above the orchestra. For families with children ages 6 to 12; 11 a.m. Dec. 3. Tickets are $15 to $20.

“Holiday Pops”: Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch rings in the holiday season with a festive Seattle Pops Concert full of seasonal songs and special guests and holiday tunes including “My Favorite Things,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Let it Snow,” “O Holy Night”; also music from “March of the Toys,” selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival”; Santa may make an appearance; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11 Tickets are $17 to $125.

“The Canadian Brass”: This world-renowned quintet returns to Seattle to celebrate the sounds of the season featuring traditional holiday tunes; 7:30 Dec. 12 and 13. Tickets start at $20.

Stile Antico: Puer natus est: Tudor Music for Advent and Christmas: Stile Antico, the Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble from England, rings in the holiday season with a program centered on Thomas Tallis’s magnificent seven-part mass, first performed in December 1554 by the combined choirs of the Spanish and English Chapels Royal. Stile Antico is known for their passionate performances of impeccable intonation and clarity; 8 p.m. Dec. 3, St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $40 to $15. Call 206-325-7066 or go to www.earlymusicguild.org.

“A Cathedral Christmas”: Seattle Choral Company presents this holiday concert and sing-along bringing together the music, the wonder and the traditions of December; this is the fourth season that the SCC will have presented “A Cathedral Christmas”; 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10, Saint Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E, Seattle. Advance tickets are $25, $20 and $10. Call 800-838-3006 or visit www.seattlechoralcompany.org.

Billboard:

Seeking local bands: The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is looking for local and regional bands to perform at the 2012 Summer Concerts in the Park and the Shoreline Arts Festival. Summer concerts are held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings at community parks in July and August. The Shoreline Arts Festival is held June 23 and 24 at the Shoreline Center. All events are outdoors under a covered stage for performers.Send promotional material and music samples to: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, Attn: 2012 Concerts, 18560-1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155. Deadline is Jan.13.

Call for musicians for Arlington Nativity Festival: Scheduled for Dec. 8 to 11, the story of Christmas will be shared through music and other activities of the season. Musician are invited to participate either in solo or groups for 45-minute performances. Time is voluntary and the music should be soft, traditional and sacred Christmas music. Vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to participate in the Dec. 11 choral concert. Contact clsouthworth@gmail.com or 360-629-9695. More information at www.arlingtonnativityfestival.org.