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Bainbridge Chorale & Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 4/12-13

Bainbridge Chorale & Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 4/12-13

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and the Bainbridge Chorale team up in an historic collaboration this spring. Maestro Michael Austin Miller, Music Director of the Bainbridge Chorale, will lead the combined orchestra and choir in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music. Next, Maestro Wesley Schulz of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will take the baton to lead members of these two incredible musical organizations in Giuseppe Verdi's monumental Requiem.

Vaughan Williams captures a musical setting that is intoxicating and blissful. The text comes from The Merchant of Venice, in which William Shakespeare penned one of his most poignant tributes to art and music. The music of the Requiem is as finely crafted and beautifully spun as any other vocal work of Verdi. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the vibrant collaboration of two of the island's finest classical music groups!

The program features a cadre of talented vocalists including Soprano Janeanne Houston - one of the Northwest region's busiest and most versatile performers. Her extensive repertoire spans the Baroque era to the present, and she has been privileged to champion the work of living composers. Her recordings are featured on Naxos, Albany, Zimbel, and Elmgrove. Mezzo-soprano Sarah Mattox has performed leading roles with major opera companies across the country and has appeared as a soloist four times at Carnegie Hall. Tenor Ross Hauck has sung numerous times with the Seattle Symphony, the National Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, and the Phoenix Symphony. He has been heard live in broadcast recitals on PBS, and received mention in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Opera News. Bass Charles Robert Stephens has appeared nationally and internationally in a wide variety of roles and styles in opera and concert music. He has performed leading roles with New York City Opera and with Opera Orchestra of New York in Carnegie Hall and is now active in the Seattle area.

Bainbridge Chorale and Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra present Verdi's Requiem at the Bainbridge High School Commons, 9330 NE High School Road on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 4:00 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early for a pre-concert chat on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Advance ticket purchase is available online (www.bainbridgechorale.org/content/bainbridge-chorale-tickets/tickets.php), through members or outlets: $22 for Adults, $18 for Seniors (62+), $15 for Students/Military/Teachers, and $5 for Children (under 13). Tickets at the door are $25 for Adults, $21 for Seniors (62+), $18 for Students/Military/Teachers, and $5 for Children (under 13).

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Bainbridge Chorale extend special thanks to their generous sponsors: Columbia Bank, Fletcher Bay Foundation, Kitsap Community Foundation, Sohn Real Estate Group, Sound Family Health, and Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island. BPA and Bainbridge Chorale are supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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