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God Bless America

A virtual living room concert...in your living room!

Soprano Seiko Werts and pianist Cori Belle collaborate on a musical program recalling the faith and hope on which America was founded. An inspiring collection of spirituals, Beethoven's variations on God Save the King, a selection from Copland's Appalachian Spring, and Gershwin's Summer Time are sure to lift your spirits.

View our Premiere on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzg0fl52NzU.

Apr18

Beethoven's 250th

Benaroya Hall, Seattle

Kirkland Choral Society's 5th annual Benaroya Hall collaboration with Philharmonia Northwest. KCS Artistic Director Dr. Glenn Gregg conducts the chorus and orchestra in a program of works celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday, featuring the glorious Mass in C and the triumphant Choral Fantasy with pianist Craig Sheppard. In addition, the program features the West Coast Premiere of Jake Runestad’s A Silence Haunts Me, a stunning tribute to Beethoven in this anniversary year, accompanied by pianist Cori Belle. Tess Altiveros, soprano. Nerys Jones, mezzo soprano. Brendan Tuohy, tenor. Ryan Bede, baritone.

Feb23

True Colors: Songs of Love and Community

Bastyr University Chapel, Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore

KCS’ traditional February “love” concerts continue, with the added twist of loving your neighbor—in an election year. The program features a variety of choral favorites, from Ola Gjeilo’s beautiful setting of Ubi Caritas to Matthew Brown’s stunningly beautiful choral arrangement of the contemporary anthem True Colors. A special feature of this program will be the world premiere of a new community-themed hymn, composed for the occasion by renowned Seattle area composer John Muehleisen. Complimentary chocolate and wine add to the fun, and make this beloved annual tradition an event you won’t want to miss!

Feb22

True Colors: Songs of Love & Community

Bastyr University Chapel, Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore

KCS’ traditional February “love” concerts continue, with the added twist of loving your neighbor—in an election year. The program features a variety of choral favorites, from Ola Gjeilo’s beautiful setting of Ubi Caritas to Matthew Brown’s stunningly beautiful choral arrangement of the contemporary anthem True Colors. A special feature of this program will be the world premiere of a new community-themed hymn, composed for the occasion by renowned Seattle area composer John Muehleisen. Complimentary chocolate and wine add to the fun, and make this beloved annual tradition an event you won’t want to miss!

Dec8

Celestial Lights

Bastyr University Chapel, Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore

Kirkland Choral Society's beloved holiday concerts feature JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio cantata 5-6, plus seasonal favorites and new delights focusing on the guiding light of sun, moon, and stars. The chorus is joined by orchestra partner Philharmonia Northwest and a sampling of KCS’ own soloists, plus fiddler extraordinaire Brandon Shane Vance, and special guests: the Lake Washington High School Choir. Cori Belle accompanies on piano.

Dec7

Celestial Lights

Bastyr University Chapel, Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore

Kirkland Choral Society's beloved holiday concerts feature JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio cantata 5-6, plus seasonal favorites and new delights focusing on the guiding light of sun, moon, and stars. The chorus is joined by orchestra partner Philharmonia Northwest and a sampling of KCS’ own soloists, plus fiddler extraordinaire Brandon Shane Vance, and special guests: the Lake Washington High School Choir. Cori Belle accompanies on piano.

Aug24

Summer Air in the Woods

Woodinville, WA

Annual house concert hosted by Doug and Seiko Werts featuring works by Mendelssohn, Bizet, Ravel, Mozart, and more.

Jul29

Eastside Sings

Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA

It’s a Sing-Along! Join four established Eastside choirs in the thrill of singing great works of choral music in July 2019. Choirs from Bellevue, Kirkland and Issaquah present the Eastside Sings program. On July 29, Kirkland Choral Society and Bellevue Chamber Chorus will host a community sing-along of Bach's B Minor Mass with Cori Belle accompanying at the piano. $10 at the door. Bring your own score or borrow one at the event.

Carmina Burana

Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA

Kirkland Choral Society presents Carl Orff's deliciously indulgent setting of medieval poetry on the pleasures of food, drink and love for chorus, 2 pianos, and percussion. featuring a brilliant line-up of soloists: Tess Altiveros, soprano, Keith Harris, baritone, and Josè Luis Muñoz, countertenor. And, in honor of our 30th anniversary season, KCS will present the world premiere of Donald Skirvin's Canticles of Crimson - settings of poetry by Carl Sandburg, commissioned for the occasion. Top it all off with complimentary wine and chocolate for an evening of absolute bliss.

Carmina Burana

Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA

Kirkland Choral Society presents Carl Orff's deliciously indulgent setting of medieval poetry on the pleasures of food, drink and love for chorus, 2 pianos, and percussion. featuring a brilliant line-up of soloists: Tess Altiveros, soprano, Keith Harris, baritone, and Josè Luis Muñoz, countertenor. And, in honor of our 30th anniversary season, KCS will present the world premiere of Donald Skirvin's Canticles of Crimson - settings of poetry by Carl Sandburg, commissioned for the occasion. Top it all off with complimentary wine and chocolate for an evening of absolute bliss.

Feb18

Piano Music by Mozart and German Song

University House Wallingford, 4400 Stone Way N, Seattle

The Ladies Musical Club of Seattle presents a FREE one-hour concert of beautiful music at University House Wallingford! Featured will be pianist Emiko Hori playing Mozart's Piano Sonata no. 10, as well as Étude, op. 10 by Chopin. Also on the program are German songs by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel as well as arias by Lehár and Mozart performed by soprano, Molly Tomlinson and collaborative pianist, Cori Belle.

Dec2

Glorious Echoes

Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA

Kirkland Choral Society's holiday concert Featuring J.S. Bach's majestic Christmas Oratorio with members of Philharmonia Northwest plus guest artist Stephen Rumph and Charles Robert Stephens. Also featuring joyful music from a variety of styles, our holiday concert has become an annual tradition for many. With accompanist Cori Belle.

Dec1

Glorious Echoes

Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA

Kirkland Choral Society's holiday concert featuring J.S. Bach's majestic Christmas Oratorio with members of Philharmonia Northwest plus guest artist Stephen Rumph and Charles Robert Stephens. Also featuring joyful music from a variety of styles, this holiday concert has become an annual tradition for many. With accompanist Cori Belle.

Nov11

Battle of the Sexes

Indie Musikhaus, Bothell

Pianist Cori Belle and Soprano Molly Tomlinson collaborate in a house concert contrasting music by male and female composers. Works by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach, Nadia and Lili Boulanger, and more. For more information and directions, contact indiemusikhaus@gmail.com.

Jul30

Eastside Sings

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Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way, Bellevue, WA

Join five established Eastside choirs in the thrill of singing great works of choral music. I will be accompanying the community sing-along of Verdi's Requiem. Scores are provided if you don't have your own. $10/adults, FREE for High School students

Jun24

Mezzo Mezzo

Calvary Baptist Church, 3332 Colby Ave, Everett

Sopranos Esther Poindexter and Christine Goetzinger perform a variety of arias and art song repertoire including works by Bach, Bizet, Vivaldi, Faure, Schubert, Schumann, and others. Pianist Cori Belle joins them in this delightful program.

May20

Garden Party: Duo Piano Music

Private event

Cori joins several other pianists in an afternoon of four-hand and eight-hand piano works, including Mendelssohn's Rondo-Capriccioso, the Brahms Haydn variations, and Yankee Doodle.