One of the things I love most about singing with the Bellevue Chamber Chorus is the wide variety of music we get to learn and perform. On our next concert, Finding Home: The Sense of Belonging, we get to sing Brahmsian complexity (An die Heimat), a Mozart fugue (Laudate pueri), a Wilbye madrigal (Weep Weep O Mine Eyes) as well as more modern works by Wyers (The Waking) and Courtney (There Will I Be).
There are a couple of benefits I get from this variety. One, of course, is less boredom. Though I love the works of certain composers, certain styles, and certain musical eras, a diet of any one of those could be tedious. But, even better, I get to learn different styles, and different ways of approaching styles I’ve known for a long time. One of the continuing benefits of singing is how different each piece can become each time it’s met anew.
I hope you’ll join us for this great music. I know I’m looking forward to it! 🙂
The BCC is dedicated to providing choral music in the Puget Sound region. But beyond just the music, there is a lot of information that just can’t make it into the music program. Insights, rehearsal moments, the history of the pieces we’re performing, the Director’s vision – all of these help to put our music into context. We hope you’ll join with us as each concert unfolds.