May News from Cori Belle

Performing In-Person Again 

Baby steps! I will be performing in-person this month at my kids' school arts' festival! It will be an outdoor setup with various stages and brief "acts," but it's a start! It seems appropriate to contribute to the theme of "hymns" as we give thanks to God for His provision and protection over the last year. I will be playing a few jazz arrangements of hymns, one of which is "A Mighty Fortress is Our God."

Spring Concert: Love and Light

Have you ever attended a concert that was so good that afterwards you thought, "I wish so-and-so could have come with me to hear this"? This is one of those times! 

Our second virtual choral concert was a success! The premiere went "live" recently and I was so proud of my Kirkland Choral Society singers! Such a variety of songs - from acapella to handbell accompaniment to piano duet to...well, you'll just have to view it yourself to enjoy it all! There are some gems in here, including a quartet singing "A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square," an exciting arrangement of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," and a couple of Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes. 

The concert is about 45 minutes long, and before you think, "I don't want to sit in front of a screen watching a stage for that long," let me assure you that you won't be bored! Our interim artistic director, Seiko Werts, did a fantastic job incorporating nature shots and varying the composition of our virtual "stages." I think you are in for a treat! 

You can watch the concert any time from now through the end of May. Purchase your ticket here.

Around the Web 

"Stay in shape! Sometimes a musician waits for a gig & when it comes he's out of shape and can't make it." This, and more advice from legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk

Watch a piano trio play some fun Variations by Nikolai  (see below)



Upcoming Concerts 

Spring 2021    KCS virtual choir concert. Available now through the end of May.


This content is from Cori's May 2021 Newsletter. If you would like to receive her newsletters in your inbox, click to subscribe here.

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