ChoralSounds rocks boat Saturday and Sunday

For its annual spring concert, ChoralSounds Northwest chorus will produce ‘Rockin’ the Boat’ May 12 and 13, a show that will feature a wide range of music from classical to pop.

“‘Rockin’ the Boat’ includes many of the great choruses from stage and screen,” said Paul Bauer, ChoralSounds general manager. “It’s including everything from Mozart’s “Dies Irae” (Amadeus)” and John Williams‘ “Duel of Fates (Star Wars: Phantom Menace) to Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and the brilliant 21 Guns (American Idiot).”

“[The show will] examine the vast differences between songs originally written for chorus and songs that were always intended as solo numbers,” he said.

ChoralSounds Northwest, a Burien-based chorus of approximately 50 men and women has entertained the Burien community for years.
Brian Winnie, the new artistic director of ChoralSounds, recharged the chorus last year.

“People will most enjoy hearing the amazing improvements in the quality of singing by ChoralSounds under our new artistic director, Brian J. Winnie,” Bauer said. “Brian has brought the chorus together tremendously, both artistically as well as socially. Singers are energized, excited and proud of the progress they have made as a group.”
Families with children of all ages can enjoy the concert.

ChoralSounds’ ‘Rockin’ the Boat’ will show on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. The performances will be held at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. Tickets are $15-25. Youth 17 and under get in free with a paid adult ticket. To order tickets, visit northwestassociatedarts.org or call 206-246-6040.

The NWAA also includes SilverSounds, KidSounds Northwest, YouthSounds Northwest and TeenSounds Northwest.

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