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I remember when...

On Sunday, June 29, 2014 Vashon Island Chorale Celebrates 25 years of music, laughter and friendship!

As part of our 25 year celebration, we’re asking you, our audience members and singers past and present, to share your favorite memories of the chorale. Maybe it’s a piece that brought you to tears, or a number that gave you the giggles, or a rehearsal “moment” you’ll never forget — whatever the case, we want to hear it!

Email us your favorite chorale memories. We’ll collect them and share them on our website and at our June 29th celebration concert, “No Bridges.” This free concert will center around local composer Bronwyn Williams’ commissioned work, “Vashon Suite” — a multi-movement piece celebrating all things “Vashon!”

A little about Vashon Island Chorale

The Vashon Island Chorale was established in 1989, and is dedicated to the promotion of fine choral music in the Vashon community.

The repertoire of the Vashon Island Chorale focuses on major masterworks from the past four centuries. Highlights of recent seasons include the Vivaldi Gloria, Christ lag in Todesbanden by J.S. Bach, the Mozart Requiem, Saint-Saëns's Christmas Oratorio, the Brahms Requiem, Kodály's Missa Brevis, Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and Morten Lauridsen's Lux aeterna. The Chorale also regularly presents works by local composers, including residents of Vashon Island and the greater Seattle area. Artistic partners have included members of Vashon Opera, the Vashon-Maury Chamber Orchestra, the Portage Fill Big Band, and the Signature Brass Quintet. Gary D. Cannon has led the Chorale as Artistic Director since 2008.

Membership in the Chorale is open to all, without audition. The Chorale varies in size from 60 to 90 members. Skill levels vary from dedicated amateurs to professional musicians. The ability to sight-read is helpful but not required. Dedication to hard work and having fun is a must.

The Chorale rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:15pm at Vashon Presbyterian Church. For information about the group, contact the board president, Jo Ann Bardeen, at or 206-567-5841.

Vashon Island Chorale is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Dedicated to performing fine
choral music in and for the
Vashon & Maury Island

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