When Wendell Berry seeks a balm for despair in the titular poem of our concert, he follows the wood drake and the great heron. So, too, do we attend to the birds in our second concert, searching for consolation. Our program discovers Carlos Guastavino's confused dove in "Se equivoco la paloma," Charles Villiers Stanford’s elusive muse in “The Blue Bird,” and Caroline Shaw's home-seeking birds in "and the swallow." The program will also include Peteris Vasks' ethereal "Plainscapes," and works by Eric Whitacre, Abbie Betinis, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and the eponymous “The Peace of Wild Things,” by Joan Szymko.
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.
Brent Woo is a collaborative pianist based in Seattle who enjoys sharing the joy of music with audiences of all kinds. Brent has performed with Harmonia Orchestra & Chorus at Benaroya Hall and has staged solo music events in venues ranging from Caffe Appassionato to the Boston and NYC subways. He has played organ for First United Methodist Church of Torrance, Bellevue Presbyterian, and Third Church of Christ, Scientist in Seattle, and he has been a seasonal piano entertainer for Hotel Sorrento. He is excited to be joining the Northwest Chamber Chorus for the season.
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