Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at 7:30pm
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
The exuberance of spring and summer comes to life in the poetry of e.e. cummings’ “i thank You God,” and equally so in Gwyneth Walker’s setting of the same name. It informs our closing concert of the season—at turns both bursting with life and quietly meditating. Insects buzz around us, dewdrops kiss our feet, and we discover ourselves in blades of grass. But we’re also reminded of “the ocean-cradle of birth and of death,” and their “apparent seasons.” This closing concert will feature music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eriks Esenvalds, Jonathan Dove, and Edie Hill, among others.
Jeremy Edelstein embarks on his first season as artistic director of the Northwest Chamber Chorus in the fall of 2023. He is also the founder of the Twinbird Project, a flexible vocal ensemble interested in presenting innovative concert programs in unconventional spaces. Previously, Jeremy served as director of music & worship arts at First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield. He feels equally at home with singers and instrumentalists, in a variety of genres, and collaborating across art forms. Poetry, fresh air, and good coffee are the keys to his heart.
He holds a master’s degree in choral conducting from Northwestern University where he studied under Grammy-winning conductor Donald Nally and served as the conductor for Northwestern Camerata and assistant conductor of the University Singers.
Youngjin Joo is an organist, pianist, and collaborative artist. One of her earliest memories is playing the piano sitting on her mom’s lap. Her mom was her first piano teacher and has been her greatest supporter. She was introduced to the organ during her senior year of high school. These two keyboard instruments have been her passion. She has a great interest in improvisation in various styles. She studied music theory/composition and music education at Seoul National University and holds a Master of Music in Organ Performance from the University of Washington. She is the organist at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, and she also accompanies at Northwest Girlchoir and PNB school.
Suggested Price: $27
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